‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Inspired by Clement Clarke Moore’s poem

Adapted by Douglas Rintoul with Thomas Padden

Directed by Paul Stacey

Originally commissioned by the Unicorn Theatre in 2012

The Play

Reading Rep present a magical adaptation of Clement Clarke Moore’s festive poem.

Bring your letters to Santa and join us at the North Pole. Meet the ‘Santa Scientist’ and discover her story about the night she met a certain twinkly eyed, round-bellied chap.

Originally written for his two daughters in 1923, Clement Clarke Moore’s much-loved ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas is still read to millions of children around the world today. This beautifully delicate adaptation, with stunning projection, is sure to be a family favourite this Christmas.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas was performed from Wednesday 17th December 2014 – Saturday 3rd January 2015.

Production Gallery

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The Buzz!

‘The perfect show for families… it will get children ready for the big day and will even give parents goose bumps!’ ★★★★ Get Reading

”Truly magical…. a captivating and heartwarming story.’ ★★★★ The Stage

Praise for the original production at the Unicorn Theatre in 2012

‘… The Unicorn Theatre has wonderfully wrapped up the story of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas in a way you have never experienced before.’ Curious Mum

Praise for Reading Rep’s previous Christmas production, The Nativity Goes Wrong

‘There are so many laugh-out loud moments in this crazy mad-cap play that you can’t help but join in with the fun.British Theatre Guide

A brilliantly funny twist on the traditional Nativity play and great family fun. XN Media


 Sian Goff

Siân Goff
‘The Santa Scientist’

Siân trained at The Oxford School of Drama. For Reading Rep, theatre includes Proof. Other theatre includes: Fuente Ovejuna (Tangram Theatre Company); Otieno (Metta Theatre Company in association with Southwark Playhouse); Visions of Kerouac (Pilotlight Theatre); Response Ability (TenTen Theatre on Tour and Eight, Kings Head Theatre). Short Film includes: Lapin and Lapinova.

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