The Elves & The Shoemaker
“Delightful, uplifting Christmas play”
“An uplifting feel-good start to the Christmas season. We loved it so much that we gave it five stars (shoes).”
“Everything you want from a seasonal show. Funny, charming, clever, heartwarming and at times wonderfully anarchic with adorable, deplorable and outlandish characters and loads for all ages to enjoy.”
“Quite simply the best Christmas show yet by Red Rose Chain. An outstanding production. Christmas in Ipswich is officially here. The perfect fit for children and adults.”
“The Elves & The Shoemaker – Red Rose Chain Christmas Magic at its best. Joanna Carrick delivers once again.”
Our cafe bar opens 60 mins before each performance and serves a range of refreshments including delicious artisan pizza, booking in advance is advised.
Margherita (Norbert): £8 – tomatoes, mozzarella & basil
Mediterranean (Elvira): £9 – tomatoes, mozzarella, basil & black olives
Funghi (Frank): £9 – tomatoes, cheese, basil & mushrooms
Sunday 10.30am performances have the option for post-show pizza instead.
Please note: this production has now closed.
Our Christmas Show!
adapted by Joanna Carrick
Slip on your fanciest footwear, tighten your laces and hop on over to see The Elves!
It’s the 1st of December. The countdown to Christmas is on in Elvedon, everyone’s scrambling to find the perfect gift, and all the shops are heaving…well almost all of them. Lovelace’s Boots & Shoes hasn’t seen much action lately…but Elvira is hopeful…there’s still a few weeks left, right? Everyone needs shoes…and they’re the only shoe shop in town.
Elvira has bucket-loads of talent, her shoe designs are legendary, just ask her best buddy Frank. It’s just a shame her boyfriend Englebert doesn’t appreciate her, er, we mean her shoes…But he’s a catch, everyone says so! And then there’s Elvira’s father – Norbert – who has owned the shop all his life, and knows exactly what people want…better than the customers know themselves! Who wants fancy green Wheezies when you could have sensible grey boots?
Elvira is determined to change their fate, and dreams of the perfect Christmas…and making an honest man out of Englebert, but it’s going to take some serious help from two very special visitors to turn things around! Together, can Elvira, Frank and the Elves work their magic to save the shop, overcome the odds and make all of Elvira’s wedding dreams come true…All before Christmas Day?
You’ve heard the story of The Elves & The Shoemaker, now prepare to be wowed as we sprinkle lots of Red Rose Chain magic all over this timeless Brothers Grimm tale. Expect a feel-good love story full of shoes, shenanigans and something for everyone!