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A new urban fairytale

Words by Robin Norton-Hale
Music by Rosabella Gregory

Sammy and her dad used to make up stories about giants and mix witches' potions in the kitchen. But now, something outside is frightening Sammy's dad and his fear starts to take shape in unsettling, fairy-tale ways. Brambles and vines are creeping up the walls and tapping on the windows to get in. Can Sammy save her dad in time for them to make Mum's present, before Mum gets home for Christmas?

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose presents a fun, spooky and contemporary Christmas story, told from the perspective of 8-year-old Sammy. We will be drawing inspiration from classic winter tales, both cosy and gothic, as well as opera, theatre and film to create a thrilling story-telling experience, in a wonderfully intimate setting.

Sammy and the Beanstalk is aimed at children aged 7+, families and any adult with a sense of fun and wonder. 


Sammy – Abigail Kelly 
Dad – Tom Stoddart


Writer & Director - Robin Norton-Hale
Composer – Rosabella Gregory
Designer - Anna Bruder
Lighting Designer - Joe Price
Filmmaker - Yuan Hu
Stage Manager – Tina Dèzart

Running Time

Approximately 30 minutes

Age Advice:

Suitable for all ages.

Standard Pricing
Individual Ticket £5.00
Supporter Ticket (To support creative arts) £7.50
Family Ticket £20.00

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