The Forgotten Christmas Elf


  • Mon 05 Dec - Mon 19 Dec

A brand new theatre show for 2 - 7 year olds staged in All Saints Church (Mondays) and Richard Mayo Hall (Saturdays)

After the incredible success of last years’ Christmas workshops Story Storks are returning to All Saints Church in Kingston this year to present their first theatre show specially written for 2 to 7 year olds. Using the interactive principles of Story Storks workshops, this one hour show will feature counting, phonics, Christmas, fairytales, singing, dancing, puppetry direction from a Warhorse puppeteer and all the madcap comedy that Story Storks workshops are famous for.

Inspired by the true story of Jerry Joyce, a Bentalls employee who invented a Christmas Elf especially for Kingston, our show is set in the Children's Library where a little girl accidentally leaves her toy behind on Christmas Eve. As the library closes a little elf appears, Cracker Chimes, who finds the toy and agrees to help him get home. 

Story Storks will be turning All Saints Church and the Richard Mayo Hall into theatre venues which will include 'time-out' areas for chidlren who might need a break from the performance.

In addition children will receive a trail as part of their program where they can hunt for Cracker Chimes around Kingston, travelling from the Bentalls Grotto to the Children's library. This will also include a recent history of Christmas in Kingston and the story of how Jerry Joyce's Christmas elf was forgotten.....almost!

Please note this event is held at All Saints Church and Richard Mayo Hall, not Rose Theatre Kingston. Also unlike our regular Story Storks sessions, all audience members must have a paid ticket.

Please note, on Mon 5, Mon 12 and Mon 19 Dec, this event takes place at: All Saints Church Market Place, Kingston, KT1 1JP On the Sat 10 Dec ONLY, this event takes place at: Mayo Centre United Reformed Church Eden Street, Kingston. KT1 1HZ.