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The Christmas Spirits at The Stade Hall

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Performed by Spun Glass Theatre

Jingle Tingle Spirits! It's time to get jingly tingly with a magical and heart-warming Christmas performance the whole family can enjoy!

Rory is a little boy who has lost his Christmas Spirit, and the quota of festive feeling for Planet Earth is too low. Join the three Christmas Spirits and their Snooflets in the kaleidoscopic world of Betwixtmass, as they whip up a bit of magic for their Crystalarium. Can you help them save Christmas? 

Magical 'Splosions are foot in Betwixtmass this year... 

Our beloved magical Christmas show is returning for 2023! Following its SOLD OUT debut in Christmas 2022, which marked the opening of our Mini Playhouse venue, we are incredibly excited to bring all of this festive magic to a bigger stage at The Stade Hall in Hastings.

Settle down together to enjoy a new play of stories written by children's author Joanne Gale with puppets, live original music, and your fizzy wizzy imagination. Suitable for the whole family this Yule tide. 

Group ticket - for 2 adults and 2 children = £30.00

Adult Ticket = £10.00

Child Ticket = £7.00

 Under 2's FREE

Refreshments will be available, inc. Christmassy snacks and hot drinks!

meet the author

Written by Joanne Gale


Joanne finished writing and published a children’s picture book in 2014, called The Rare Monkey with the Colourful Bottom; in 2016 she wrote and published The Rare Monkey Can’t, Couldn’t, Can! which was shortlisted for the 2017 Rubery Book Award Children’s.


In 2017, Joanne researched, created and performed a 20 minute storytelling about Hasting’s during the Victorian times – this was part of an event called Storylines. 


In 2018, The Princes Trust commissioned Joanne to write a short story on the theme of Christmas where she wrote and performed Christmas Tree for their 2018 Christmas concert.

meet the cast!

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meet the creative team!

Award-winning director - Ross Drury

The award-winning director is is known for using his passion and creativity to direct productions, including the large-scale Immersive Theatre production Roseline in Central Milan. Past productions have also included War Of The Worlds & Gulliver Travels with the Pantaloons, an interactive treasure hunt experience for children, This Noisy Isle, the exciting immersive theatre experience Dr Howls Emporium Of Scare, and Frightening at Wrap Space Brighton. He reveals the show as a "captivating festive performance, infused with original music, storytelling, and visual treats for little ones and their grown-ups."

The Christmas Spirits will be performing across schools

and community venues in East Sussex throughout December,

and at The Stade Hall in Hastings Old Town on

Wednesday 13 December at 11:00 & 19:00

Sound Composer - Chris Drohan

Designers - Joe Fleming and Natasha Cossey

Technician - Gareth Jenkinson

Puppet Maker - Peter Morton


times & tickets

Wednesday 13th December

Wednesday 13th December
7:00 pm

venue amenities

plenty of parking nearby

contact us about access needs

toilet & babychange

space for buggies


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