LongSleeves is a discarded jumper who lives in the forest of Odds and Bods, but he doesn’t want to spend Christmas on his own.
Knitmas: A Christmas Yarn takes a sideways look at what really makes Christmas special in SharkLegs’ latest adventure for children 4+. In a workshop before the show, get crafty and make something that will help our heroes light up the forest and realise that they are not alone in this mischievous and magical world.
LongSleeves’ jumpery arms aren’t the right size and they aren’t the same length. One Christmas he was unwrapped, thrown aside and forgotten and he’s been alone ever since. Every Christmas he decorates a tree in the forest of Odds and Bods but this year, maybe he won’t have to do it alone…
Creators Kezia Cole and Richard Hay said, “It’s great to be returning to Greenwich Theatre again, last year was such a brilliant experience and got us feeling super Christmassy, so this year we are back with even more glitter and mischief. When we were making the show we met with some fantastic older people and introduced them to some brilliant (and loud) 4 year olds, we all shared festive stories and decorated a practice Christmas tree together, on the 4th of September (it’s never too early to bring people together for Christmas!).
Knitmas is all about bringing people together and making sure that no one is forgotten, especially at this time of year. In rehearsals we have had a very silly time working out how to bounce on a bungee cord, moonwalk in flippers and how to help Santa fly without getting glitter up your nose – all important Christmas stuff!”
Running Time: 50 mins plus 25 min pre-show workshop. Suitable for ages 4+
Knitmas: A Christmas Yarn is on at Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, Greenwich, SE10 8ES from 8th – 30th December. Times: Fri – Wed times vary between 10.30, 11am and 2pm. See website for details. Admission: £13.50-£8.50 (Child). Phone: 0208 858 4447
Photo: Tom Ziebell