I know I know, it is too early to be talking about Christmas, but I thought it may be worth mentioning a children’s show that is currently touring UK theatres: Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps. This show left Noah roaring with deep belly laughs and yes, it is about exactly what you’re thinking: Santa’s struggle with brussel sprout induced gas.
TaleGate theatre productions had massive success last year with their tour of Father Christmas Needs A Wee, which we were lucky enough to catch. Now they return with more toilet humour that will give both kids and parents alike fits of giggles. Interactive funky songs and dance moves make it a show hugely popular with pre-schoolers and KS1 children.
A lovely touch is that after the show Santa invites all the children to come up onto the stage for a photo opportunity, this makes a smashing souvenir. On the Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps Facebook page, children are also encouraged to take a letter for Santa along to the show.
What’s more, the show is based on a best selling book you can buy at the merchandise kiosk (along with the annoying flashy Christmas tree that Noah holds) so you can relive Santa’s windy problems at bedtime.