59 Minutes to Save Christmas

by Slung Low

15 December 2012 - 6 January 2013 / 13:30, 16:00, 12:00, 17:30, 16:30, 18:00, 10:30
The Pit

12 (same price for adults and children)

2 online booking fee, 3.50 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

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In this brilliantly interactive show, the kids are the heroes.

Someone is out to spoil the holiday season. Will everything turn out right during the 12 days of Christmas? Who could be attacking the Christmas spirit? Join the Royal Christmas Brigade and embark on a quest around the Barbican foyers to solve this mystery. But beware: misbehaving elves, grumpy fairies and plenty of surprises await you on your journey.

So calling all intrepid adventurers and brave parents: you have 59 minutes to join our fun-filled, festive race against the clock, dodge flying baubles, sing at the top of your voice and hopefully save Christmas.

'A hugely enjoyable interactive adventure. It's terrific fun, and any family that would take part would talk for years afterwards about the time they saved Christmas.' Guardian - Pick of the best theatre for Christmas 2012

'Fast-paced, innovative and utterly involving.' Stage

'A narrative of mischief in which children have a chance to cast themselves as heroes. Full of seasonal sentiment, with a little bit of magic and strangeness mixed in.' Evening Standard

Listen to the show's soundtrack here.

15 Dec 1.30pm & 4pm
16, 28, 31 Dec, 5 Jan 12pm, 1.30pm, 4pm & 5.30pm
17 Dec 1.30pm
19, 20 Dec 1.30pm & 5.30pm
21 Dec 4.30pm & 6pm
22, 23, 27, 29, 30 Dec, 2, 4, 6 Jan 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 4pm
59 minutes / no interval

Audience members should meet at the Advance Box Office, level G

Age restriction 7+
(this show is not suitable for children under the age of 7 years)

This is a promenade performance and audience members are required to walk around the Barbican Centre

22 Dec, 1.30pm
Performance will be audio-described by Slung Low

6 Jan, 4pm
BSL-interpreted performance

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This event is part of:
Families at the Barbican


Co-commissioned by the Barbican with Slung Low


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