Can't Wait for Christmas
Created by Imogen Bond and Tarek Merchant
Orange Tree Theatre and Lighthouse, Poole
Production and Marketing Assistant
“ Magically brought to life. ”
Festive fun for everyone aged 3–10 and their families!
Jessie’s dad has got her a lovely little present. It’s all wrapped up, and tied with a beautiful bow. She can’t wait to open it, but she isn’t allowed to until Christmas day.
Jessie shakes it and sniffs it and tries to sneak a peek, but Dad puts it just out of her reach and keeps a close eye on it. To keep her amused, he has laid a secret advent trail for her to follow. Jessie discovers a fun-filled journey filled with magical surprises that capture her imagination.
With gorgeous original live music, some gentle audience participation, and maybe a Brussel sprout or two, this charming Christmas treat returns following popular demand.
CREATIVE TEAM AND CAST
Imogen Bond and Tarek Merchant
Directed by Imogen Bond
Music by Tarek Merchant
Design by Sasha Tavni Mani
Lighting Design by Chris McDonnell
Sound Design by Dominic Kennedy
Casting by Sarah Murray
Production Manager/ Deputy Technical Manager
Stage Manager Rachel Middlemore
Deputy Stage Manager Devika Ramcharan
Stage Manager on Book Daniel Jackson
Original Production Photography by Robert Day
ORANGE TREE THEATRE CAST
LIGHTHOUSE, POOLE CAST
“ Enchanting... live music, laughter and plenty of audience participation. ”
“ I love Christmas and I love all the things in the story. ”
Louisa, Aged 4
“ It was so good. I really really want to be Jessie and the snowman’s friend. ”
Isaac, Aged 5