Contact + Slung Low: The Siege Of Christmas

The Siege of Christmas is an interactive family show created by Slung Low devised with members of Contact Theatre’s Young Company.

The Spirit of Christmas has been taken, and is hidden deep within Contact’s castle. The Siege of Christmas ask the audience if  they are you brave enough to find out what’s happened and set The Spirit free in time for the holidays?

Starting outside the main doors of Contact, and taking you to places that audiences never usually see, The Siege of Christmas is an immersive theatrical adventure for young audiences and the taller people that look after them.

‘This is not a production that demands silence and stillness from its young audience. The building is under siege. Equipped with headphones, our guides are Grainne Flynn’s militarily precise Nutcracker and Joshua Wilkinson’s jittery, sympathetic Front of House Manager. The audience must brave toy soldiers and negotiate with elves, a snow-woman and a giant Christmas cracker to make its way to the top of the building and discover who has kidnapped the spirit of Christmas.’ James Varney – The Stage

'To say that we were blown away is an understatement. Too often children's theatre is dumbed down and saccharine sweet. This experience was perfection'

Audience Member

‘The kids don’t get to visit the theatre often so to have an unconventional experience was really great’

Audience Member

'A fun, inventive theatre experience like none other'

Manchester Evening News

‘An enchanting piece of family friendly theatre’

Manchester Theatre Awards

‘Best trip ever, can we come back next year?’

Audience Member