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The Snowman

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When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. They meet Father Christmas, dancing penguins, reindeer and crowds of The Snowman’s friends, but will they escape evil Jack Frost and get back home for Christmas morning?
This much loved classic is back on The Rep’s stage!

Based on Raymond Brigg’s much-loved book and featuring Howard Blake’s classic song Walking In The Air, this enchanting live show has thrilled audiences throughout the world since first appearing on stage over twenty-five years ago, going on to become the West End’s longest running Christmas show. This year, bring the magic back to our stage.


Running time

1 hour and 50 minutes, including an interval

Presented By

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, based on the book by Raymond Briggs and the film directed by Dianne Jackson and produced by John Coates. Copyright © Snowman Enterprises Limited 2021. THE SNOWMAN™ is a trademark of Snowman Enterprises Limited.

Schools Performances

Thurs 06 Jan, 10.15am and 2.30pm

Fees & Charges

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Sheer theatrical magic. Go see The Snowman and melt” The Times

As traditional as Mince Pies and Santa Clause” Time Out 

It doesn’t come much better at Christmas” The Guardian 

It has become of of those shows that gets me through the winter. Magical flights to winter wonderland” Daily Telegraph

The Rolls-Royce of children’s entertainment” Evening Standard 

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Fascinating Facts

Each performance requires 42 people to bring The Snowman to life – 17 dancers, 5 musicians and 20 stage crew.

A total of 60 costumes are used for the show, and each one was hand made in The Rep’s wardrobe department.

Each of the 11 Snowman costumes took 1 week to make, and use more than 11 miles of white net.

265 individual props are used in the show.

The Snowman is the longest running Christmas show in English theatre history.

The Cast

The Creative Team

Composer and Lyricist

Howard Blake


Bill Alexander


Ruari Murchison

Lighting Designer

Tim Mitchell

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