The Gift

At Christmas-time the magic will find you anywhere – even in space!

Blast off into the stars in this beautiful new production created especially by award-winning Early Years practitioners for our youngest audiences.  

There you’ll Join grumpy astronaut Noli, as he embarks on his biggest adventure yet – making a very special new friend!  

Highly visual story telling with immersive sounds and light bring you right into the heart of Noli’s story, where puppet robot Zee, brought to life by an acclaimed puppetry team, is sure to win your heart. This will be an unforgettable Christmas theatre treat.  

Because Christmas is a time for giving, and friendship is the very best gift of all!

For children aged 2 – 5 and their families.

Originally commissioned by and premiered at Z-arts, Manchester. 

‘Simply magical….easily one of the best pieces of theatre for this age group this particular reviewer has ever seen’
– Number 9 Reviews

Audience feedback from our 2021 run:
‘Wonderful show! Our 3 year old loved it. Beautiful story and magical set.’
‘Zee the robot was really well played. The whole show was fabulous.’
‘Perfect for young children. Great sensory experience.’
‘Amazing show – I enjoyed it as much as my grandchild’.
‘I loved the robot‘ – Silvia age 3 
‘Incredibly sweet and absolutely charming. Really a beautiful show.’

Shortlisted for Best Performance, Manchester Culture Awards

Written by Beccy Smith
Directed by Darren East
Associate Direction by Anna Newell
Design & Puppets by Annie Brooks
Sound & Image Design by Foz Foster
Originally performed by Aya Nakamura & Mohsen Nouri

Video by Rosie Powell
Photos by Craig Shaw

Created with the support of the National Lottery
though Grants for the Arts


13 December Castlemas Festival
The Igloo Theatre, Tonbridge Castle, TN9 1RA

15-17 December  Wonderarts
Parish Church Hall, Church Square, St Helens. WA10  1AF

19-21 December  Brewhouse Arts
Burton-on-Trent, East Staffs

22-23 December  The Montgomery


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Contact us for further details