The Owl Who Came for Christmas

Sat 2 Dec - Sat 6 Jan 2024



When a family are putting up their new Christmas tree… hidden amongst the decorations is a secret visitor, snuggled in the branches.

Mum, look! There’s a bauble moving in the tree!

It’s a tiny owl, Rosie the Owl. Rosie’s a long way from home and misses the forest.

Inspired by a true story of the real Rosie the Owl who lost her way, see how the loving family help save Rosie, The Owl Who Came for Christmas and return her home.

Fly into author, John Hay and Garry Parson‘s heart-warming tale this Christmas and join Rosie the Owl on her feathered adventures.

The production will be adapted for the stage by Curve’s Creative Programmes Practitioner Chandni Mistry and directed by Curve’s Artist Development and New Work Producer, Cara Nolan.

Running Time: Approximately 1 hour, with no interval

A perfect show for all of the family to enjoy.

Suitable for children aged 3+


£2 off Under 18s school groups
(Valid from Sat 2 – Fri 8 Dec & Tue 12 – Fri 15 Dec)
£2 off for Groups 10+
15% off for Members

To check if complimentary Infant (under 2 years) tickets are available for this performance, and to book, please contact our Box Office on 0116 242 3595.

Relaxed Performance: all performances between Sat 9 Dec – Sat 6 Jan
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Captioned: Sat 30 Dec, 10.30am & 1.30pm

Captioner: Theatre Captioner Network – Jenny Skene

British Sign Language Interpreted: Fri 22 Dec 10.30am

BSL Interpreter: Krista Norris

Krista will be interpreting from the left hand side of the stage, as you are facing it.

Audio Described: Sat 23 Dec 1.30pm, with Touch Tour from 12 noon

Audio Describers: Talking Sense – Nadine Beasley and Kate Taylor-Davies

For more information about our Access Performances, please click here.

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Adapted by Chandni Mistry 

Director: Cara Nolan 

Music: Jude Taylor 

Lyrics: Jude Taylor and Chandni Mistry 

Choreographer and Movement Director: Stacey McCarthy 

Set, Costume and Puppetry Designer: Abby Clarke

Lighting Designer: Jonathan Payne 

Sound Designer: Angel Rossell 

Casting Director: Kay Magson CDG  

Production Manager: Sam Paterson

Company Stage Manager: Amber Jane Taylor

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Cast & Creative

Mary Bonam


Camille Burnett


Oliver Stanley

Wildlife Guy/Dad/Bruce/Reindeer

Annabelle Terry