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 Father Christmas Needs A Wee*. 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 Santa invites all the children 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.
*Hurrah! In 2018, Father Christmas needs a Wee returns! Check your local theatre to see if it’s touring near you!
Want another idea for a festive day out with your child? How about meeting Santa on the train in picturesque Bronte countryside? See our post on our visit to Haworth.