SHOWS

OUR 2019 SHOW: 'Harry's Christmas Spirit'

Our puppets Benson, Maurice the Monkey and Harry, beautifully drawn by Anne-Louise Richards

About the Show

Every Christmas, Harry celebrates with the help of his mischievous seasonal friend: Christmas Spirit. But this year there’s a problem... Harry can’t find Christmas Spirit anywhere! The audience helps Harry as he searches high and low for Christmas Spirit, enjoying festive songs from a host of fun characters on this multi-sensory interactive adventure. After the show, the audience gets to meet and greet the puppets and actors.

Venues

Our nine actors will be touring to 53 children's hospices and related venues (listed) throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Follow our cast on their journey via their Blog.

Zoom in on the map to see our 2019 tour venues!

SEN SCHOOLS

Blossom House, New Malden

Chailey Heritage Foundation (Hanbury Dept) East Sussex

Cricket Green School, Mitcham, Surrey

Milestone Academy, New Ash Green, Dartford

Fullbrook Nursery School, Walsall

 

HOSPITALS - CHILDREN'S WARDS

Royal Alexander Children’s Hospital, Brighton

The Children’s Trust (Brain Unit), Surrey

UCLH T11 Children’s Ward, Central London

CHILDREN'S HOSPICES

Acorn’s for the Three Counties, Worcester

Acorn’s in Birmingham, Birmingham

Alexander Devine, Berkshire

Andy’s at St Andrew’s Hospice, North East Lincolnshire

Bluebell Woods Hospice, Sheffield

Brian House Children’s Hospice, Blackpool 

Chailey Heritage Foundation, East Sussex

Chestnut Tree Hospice, West Sussex

CHSW Charlton Farm, Bristol

Claire House, Merseyside

Demelza House, Sittingbourne, Kent

Demelza South East London, Eltham

Derian House, Lancashire 

Donna Louise Children’s Hospice, Stoke on Trent

EACH Milton, Cambridge

EACH Quidenham, Norwich

EACH The Treehouse, Ipswich

Eleanor Lyons (CHYPS), Kent

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, West Yorkshire

Francis House, Manchester

Haven House Hospice, Essex

Helen & Douglas House, Oxfordshire

Hope House, Shropshire

Jigsaw, Carlisle

Julia’s House, Broadstone

Julia’s House, Devizes

Keech Hospice Care, Luton

Little Bridge House, Barnstaple

Little Harbour, Cornwall

Little Haven Hospice, Essex

Martin House, Wetherby

Naomi House, Winchester

Noah’s Ark Hospice, Hertfordshire

Rachel House, Kinross, Scotland

Rainbows Hospice, Leicestershire

Richard House Hospice East London

Robin House, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Shooting Star Christopher’s, Surrey

Shooting Star Hospice, Hampton

St Oswald’s, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Ty Gobraith, Conwy, Wales

Ty Hafan, Sully, Wales

Zoe’s Place, Coventry

Zoe’s Place, Liverpool

Zoe’s Place, Middlesborough

We are rapidly approaching our target of touring to every children's hospice in the UK every year. 

In 2014, we visited 8 hospices. We went even bigger in 2015, with 13 hospices receiving our show. And for our 2016 tour, we brought in new actors to tour two teams to 28 hospices throughout England. In 2017, we toured three teams of actors to 47 children’s hospice venues with our show ‘Benson’s Christmas Letter’. In 2018, we toured our show 'Harry's Christmas Adventure', with three teams of actors to 54 children’s hospices and related venues - so playing to all the children's hospices in England, Wales and Scotland!

 

Visit our Gallery for pictures of our last few years' tours.

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