The Snowman Tour Live 2017

I love the autumn. The gentle warmth of the sun, the changing colours of the trees, the cooler weather and opportunity to snuggle up in over sized hoodies and boots. Autumn also signals to me the run up to all the winter festivities. It gives me a chance to get myself organised after a fun filled but hectic summer, and plan in little treats for the darker nights.

This year I am thrilled to have been invited along to watch The Snowman live.

Photography © Tom Bangbala

The Snowman is a firm favourite in our family. When I was younger my sisters and I used to read the book and play the main theme tune from the film, ‘Walking in the Air’, with me tooting the bass line out on my trusty clarinet. It was my very first cassette tape when I was a child too. One side was filled with the delightful story by Raymond Briggs, the other side playing the immersing score composed by Howard Blake with the mesmerising voice of Peter Auty. Dianne Jackson’s animation is truly magical too and as soon as our boys were old enough to sit through the film they watched it. Sometimes they even ask to watch it in the height of summer, such is its appeal. One of their favourite things to do is to act it out, asking again and again to be flown around the living room. That’s just about possible with The Loud One but I think we might struggle to do that with Chief and Munch this year!

© Snowman Enterprises Limited

To say that I am excited to take my boys to experience the film and the music together, in a beautiful surrounding, is an understatement.

The live performance promises to be truly engaging for all the family. The animation will be shown on a big screen accompanied by a 26 piece orchestra, conducted by Steve Magee (BBC Symphony Orchestra). We’re all fans of live music, and I know how exciting it can be for children to see and hear instruments played, so I can’t wait for my boys to experience this.

Photography © Gareth Widdowson

Depending on the venue, during the first part of the show you will be treated to either a brand new film of the brilliant ‘The Bear and the Piano’ (one of our favourites!), ‘The Nutcracker’ animated by Tom Scott or ‘Cinderella’ which is narrated by Howard Chadwick. Our venue is showing the former which we are really pleased about as we love the book!

Having watched the promotional video (below) I have goosebumps and cannot wait to see this!


It is touring around the country throughout December visiting an array of venues. This year they include the magnificent cathedrals of Coventry, York Minster, Liverpool, Chester, Durham, Worcester and Lichfield, along with places like the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom and gorgeous Chesterfield Winding Wheel. The full list of locations to choose from to experience this performance is available at the Carrot Productions website, here. For an example programme to see what delights await, click here.

All ticket information, including availability at your preferred location, is here. Tickets are selling very fast, with some performances already sold out, so if this is on your seasonal treat list then book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note, I have received tickets in exchange for this post and an honest review of the performance. All opinions are, as always, my own. For more information please see my disclosure page.



Me, Being Mummy
Pink Pear Bear

23rd September 2017


Wow sounds fabulous! I really love the film too, will have to look out for this! Enjoy xx

Thank you! I can’t wait, it does sound fantastic!

Sounds brilliant, such a classic. Great post x

Thank you 🙂 yes, it really is a classic isn’t it? I can’t remember a Christmas without it, and I think watching it like this will be magical.

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How brilliant and must be amazing to watch. Would like to go with out the kids and just enjoy 😊

Haha, yes, I’ll be honest I’m not sure who is more excited about this in our family 😉

This sounds amazing! Would love to go see it, Worcester Cathedral is already sold out now though :/

That’s a shame, is there anywhere else that you can get to and perhaps make a day of it? Coventry Cathedral have a performance in the afternoon and there’s lots of free places to visit in the vicinity of the cathedral which are great for families which could perhaps tie in with a day trip…?

Sounds amazing, I love the Snowman. We took our eldest to the theatre the other month and she loved it so we’re looking for similar things to do with her in the future x

I’m a huge fan of taking little ones to experience the theatre and live music, and can’t wait for mine to see the film, the music, and a snowman all intertwined! The guide age is 3+ but I’m taking my 2 year old as well 🙂

Oh my goodness! I would love to go see this! Am definitely going to look into the Coventry dates as this is quite close to me – would so love my boys to experience this with an orchestra! #bigpinklink

The cathedral is so beautiful at Coventry too. I can imagine it will be an amazing seasonal treat!

Eek! Can’t wait to see what my boys make of it, and I am super excited to see it myself 🙂

We saw it about 2 years ago. It was amazing!!! One of the best christmas play’s I’ve seen. I hope you enjoy as much as we did

Wow! Good to hear how much you enjoyed it, I’m really looking forward to taking my little ones 🙂

I have, for all my sins, never watched this :/ I must make it a priority this year!

Oh my goodness, do! You won’t regret it, it’s wonderful 🙂

This sounds so good! Looking forward to the Christmas season already, am like a big kid! Haha! Thank you so much for joining in with the #HoneybeeLinky – hope to see you again next week lovely! Xx

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That’s so kind! Thank you 🙂

This is so exciting!! I must check to see if it’ll be any where near us. Thank you for sharing with #bigpinklink x

Thank you for hosting and for your comment! There are a number of fantastic venues on the tour, I hope you find one that suits 🙂

It would be nice to mix it up a bit and watch the Snowman during the holidays instead of the usual Nutcrackers performances. Do you make it a point to take the kids every holidays to watch shows like these?

This was the first time that we had ever been to a performance like this, but we would definitely go again and would highly recommend it 🙂

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