A Christmas Circus Fairytale

01 Jan 1970

A Jacksons Lane production

Directed by Kaveh Rahnama

Fairytale characters, including Prince Charming, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Wicked Witch and Little Red Riding Hood gather around the Christmas Tree while the Prince and the Pea reads to them from a storybook
Little Red Riding Hood flys on a trapeze
Sleeping Beauty hands upside down with silks
Prince Charming spins around in a cyr wheel while wearing a sequined suit
The Prince and the Pea juggles light up batons
The Big Bad Wolf roars at the Wicked Witch, who dismisses him with a wave of her hand
The Sugar Plum Fairy performs on the aerial hoop. She is wearing a white leotard with a sparkly short skirt
The storybook characters wear cardboard cut out versions of their costumers, and dance in a line

Due to a cast member testing positive for Covid-19, all remaining performances have been cancelled. 

Glass slippers, poisoned apples and magic lamps. The stuff of fables and legends. But over the centuries, through countless retellings, some of the important details have been forgotten.

This Christmas, Jacksons Lane invites you to gaze into the magic mirror and see the truth in this collection of tales. Did the princess really need rescuing? Was the witch all that wicked?

This is your chance to see Sleeping Beauty, Red Riding Hood and two very charming princes as you’ve never seen them before, stepping out of the storybook to dance in the air, fly across the stage and dazzle with their fantastical feats.

A Christmas Circus Fairytale is directed by associate artist and Nearly There Yet’s Kaveh Rahnama, who created the much-loved, sell-out shows, The Party and Pinocchio.

**** “Sweet and playful… a barrel load of acrobatic charm” The Stage on Pinocchio

For all the family (recommended minimum age 3)

Find out more about bringing younger audience members to Jacksons Lane here

The following performances will no longer be taking place: 26 December at 5pm, 31 December at 10am, 1 January at 10am

Costume wearing highly encouraged

A Genie in a Lampshade? The Banana bread Man? The Rugby Duckling? Or a Princess Knight off to rescue a dragon? Whatever fun ideas you have, we’d love to see them. This is your chance to get in costume and dress up as your own take on your favourite fairytale characters.

Photos: Steve Gregson

Show Dates
Show Times
  • Director: Kaveh Rahnama
  • Set & Costume Design: Andie Scott
  • Lighting Design: Simon Jackson
  • Music: Liam Quinn
  • Produced by: Jacksons Lane
  • Performer: Jessica Andrade
  • Performer: Jaide Annalise
  • Performer: Vee Smith
  • Performer: Ed Stephen
  • Performer: Rosie Rowlands