Magical play by Riding Lights

Goose Chase by Riding Lights Theatre Company''Photo credit: Andrew Dyer
Goose Chase by Riding Lights Theatre Company''Photo credit: Andrew Dyer
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Get ready for a wild goose chase this Christmas when Riding Lights Theatre Company come to the area with a feather-flying tale of mystery, giving a magical glimpse into the heart of the first Christmas.

Goose Chase, by Antony Dunn, is a startling reworking of an old Russian folk story and will be performed at All Saints Church Hall, Tamworth Road, Sawley, on Monday, December 15, from 6.30pm.

With its own signature blend of riotous humour, warmth and colourful music, Riding Lights Theatre Company serves up a tale full of laughter, excitement, traditional songs and carols.

In the depth of a Russian Winter, what on earth could make frail old Baboushka cross hundreds of miles of snow on foot? And why is she armed only with a feather duster and a set of Russian dolls?

Is it the whispers of revolution, fuelled by Igor the oppressed singer and stable hand? Or could it be the birth of a harmless baby, the one that’s got king Herod in a really foul temper? Whatever the reason, the closer Baboushka gets to the end of her mission, the more it seems the only person she can trust is, well, a goose… because not everyone racing to find the baby is bringing gifts…

The Sawley performance starts at 6.30pm, Tickets are £6/£4 (concs). Call the box office on 01159 734900.

You can also see the production on Saturday, December 20, from 12.30pm, at Bulwell United Reformed Church, Broomhill Road, Bulwell,

Tickets are £7/£5 (concs)/£20 (family). Call the box office on 07773 335443.

Performances last approximately one hour and are for ages five and over.

Please visit www.ridinglights.org/goose-chase for more.