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An outdoor, family show bringing some Christmas magic to your local park!

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Meet Merry the Postal Elf; who, though lacking in Christmas Spirit this year, is out delivering post as usual to the local Elves of

Folkestone Gardens. 

There’s Yule Log - the wacky baker getting his concoctions ready for the Great Elfish Bake Off; Baubelina the spritely decoration Elf always ready to add baubles, tinsel and fairy lights to any unsuspecting item; Nutty the Toy Elf who lives on the playground and is obsessed with toys and Carole, who runs the local bell choir.

 

But the Elves have had their fair share of problems this year. They need *your* help to get Christmas back on track...and hopefully find Merry's Christmas spirit along the way!

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Meet Merry!

A postal elf who travels around the park delivering all the post to the other elves that live and work there. 

Merry usually loves her work and meeting new people but recently she's lost her Christmas spirit - and she doesn't know why! 

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First they visit Yule Log, the best baking elf in the whole realm and winner of the Great Elfish Bake Off 177 years running!

But this year, he's run out of ideas. He can't think of anything to make! 

With the audiences help, suggestions and careful choices, he finally throws a special recipe of ingredients (including glitter, pom poms and tinsel) into his giant mixing bowl and out comes a beautiful, glistening Gingerbread castle!

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Next up they visit Baubelina, a decoration elf who is in the middle of creating her design for the famous Tannenbaum: the giant Christmas tree that sits in the middle of the town square. 

With some helpful choices from the audience, they decorate her practise tree in the perfectly chosen coloured tinsel, the perfectly chosen fairy lights and the perfectly chosen baubles! 

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Merry and the gang head on to meet Nutty, a toy maker and toy soldier! After some fun marching chants on the way, they finally find Nutty who is hiding in the playground.

He can't seem to finish the toys and he's running out of time to get them all done ready for Christmas! 

He needs to remember how to have fun so Merry gets the audience to show Nutty their very best dance moves. With a bit of jiggling, the toys start to light up, bounce around and even fly! Mission accomplished. 

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And finally we meet Carole! She runs bell choir: Carole's Ringers but sadly, they have left her for a rival choir. We get the audience involved, ringing their own bells, while Carole conducts them using her different colour paddles! 

 

After a stirring rendition of Jingle Bells, Carole asks Merry to sing the solo she has been picked to sing in front of the Tannenbaum on Christmas Eve. Finally we realise why Merry has lost her Christmas spirit - she's nervous! 

With a little encouragement from the audience, Merry performs her own rendition of 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas', with a little help from Carole of course...

With her Christmas solo having gone so well, her Christmas spirit is finally fully restored! She is joined by the other elves who send the audience off with a heart felt rendition of 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas!'

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  • We have integrated BSL interpreted performances with Merry's best friend Buddy!

  • We always offer Pay What You Can tickets

  • Every child is given a lantern for them to hold throughout the performance and guides them through dark. 

  • 100% of audiences would recommend the show and parents loved their children experiencing the park in a different and memorable way!

  • Covid safety protocols including social distancing easily put i place without affecting the show.

  • We partner with community organisations to support the show and local businesses to offer audience refreshments.

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