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a musical

What does your shadow do, when the lights go out and you are in the dark all on your own?

There is something not quite right about the house Coraline and her parents have moved into. The roof leaks, the wallpaper is peeling off the walls, the new neighbours are a little eccentric and her parents are so busy they hardly notice her at all.

As Coraline explores her new home, she discovers a mysterious door, an entrance to a parallel world where all seems perfect. But not everything is as it seems – and everyone has buttons for eyes!

Join us for a spine-tingling new musical based on the popular novel by Neil Gaiman (The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Good Omens, Doctor Who) that reunites director James Brining and Set & Costume Designer Colin Richmond following the five-star success of Oliver!.


From £17.50

Presented by

Birmingham Rep, Leeds Playhouse, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and HOME Manchester production

Based on the novel by

Neil Gaiman

Age Guidance

9+ Contains some scenes which may be scary for younger children

Please note, no under 5s will be admitted to the auditorium.

Access Performances

Audio Described: Sat 14 Jun 2pm (described by Julia Grundy & Carolyn Smith)

A Free Touch Tour is available to book before the Audio Described performance. 

Captioned: Thu 19 Jun 2pm (captioned by Cara Lawless)

BSL Interpreted: Sat 21 Jun 7pm (interpreted by Harjit Jagdev)

Relaxed: Thu 19 Jun 7pm

Specilal Offers

3 for 2: Add 3 shows into your basket and at checkout enjoy 33% off each production for selected productionsT&Cs apply – Find Out More

Teens Go Free: Receive one complimentary young persons ticket (13-19 years) when you book one standard ticket on Tue 17 or Wed 18 Jun performances at 7pm. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout when you add both tickets to your basket. T&Cs apply – Find Out More

Fees and Charges


Creative Team

Original Novel

Neil Gaiman


James Brining


Zinnie Harris

Music and Lyrics

Louis Barabbas

Set & Costume Designer

Colin Richmond

Puppet Designer & Director

Rachael Canning


EJ Boyle
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