A puppet of the shoemaker


Theatre of Widdershins return with a magical Christmas show for all the family.

Elvis Schumacher, cobbler and craftsman, has worked all his life creating the most beautiful footwear. But now he’s hit hard times…. Everyone’s buying boring shoes from the evil businessman, Bunyan Sole-less. Time is running out for Elvis. With one piece of leather left and Bunyan’s factory growing, can anyone help him?

Inspired by the exquisite Ladybird Book, which all parents will remember, Theatre of Widdershins brings you yet another Classic fable using magical puppets, intricate design, original music and the simplest of dialogue.

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All Tickets £6.95.

Duration 45 mins.
Suitable for children aged 3 years +
Doors open 30 minutes before performance time

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The Elves & The Shoemaker

Type:Christmas - Pantos, Theatre and Music

Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester, CO1 1NF

Opening Times

Season (19 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)