The Elves and the Shoemaker: Save Christmas

Pocklington Arts Centre is proud to announce its very first in-house theatre production. The Elves & the Shoemaker: Save Christmas is an original adaptation of the familiar traditional tale.

The 70-minute fun, family-friendly festive musical show will feature three cheeky elves, Jingle, Sparkle and Daredevil Dave, as they journey through a variety of well-known traditional fairy tales, with plenty of comedy capers and mishaps along the way.

Pocklington Arts Centre has committed to supporting local and early career creative professionals and emerging actors.

Written by Elizabeth Godber (Dorothy Mackaill at the East Riding Theatre, The Comedy of Errors at The SJT), and directed by the John Godber Company’s Jane Thornton, the show stars local actors Jade Farnill and Matheea Ellerby for what will surely be a crazy Christmas adventure.

Playwright, Elizabeth, said: “I am so excited to be writing The Elves and the Shoemaker: Save Christmas for Pocklington Arts Centre. Being born and raised in East Yorkshire, I grew up visiting the venue to see shows and films and attend workshops as a kid, so now, getting to write their Christmas show for children and families, it really feels as if it has come full circle. I am already having so much fun working on the script – there’s going to be lots of laughs, lots of live music, lots of local references, and lots of Christmas fun that can be enjoyed by everyone of all ages and really bring the community together this December.”

The Christmas show will run from Thursday 7 to Saturday 16 December with a total of 15 performances, including two performances for schools only. Schools interested in coming to a schools only matinee performance should contact the box office on 01759 301547, as these performances are not bookable online.

Tickets for the Christmas show are priced at £12 for adults, £9 for under 25s, and £35 for a family of four. For more information and tickets, head to