The world premiere of Claus The Musical will open at The Lowry on 14th December 2022, with tickets now on sale.
Directed by Kate Golledge, adapted for the stage by Simon Warne and with spellbinding music and lyrics from Andy Collyer, Claus The Musical brings the beloved L.Frank Baum children’s classic The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus to life in a show that will appeal to the child in everyone.
From the writer of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz comes the story of Santa Claus, the man who will be forever in our hearts and, on Christmas Eve, forever in our skies.
Abandoned as a baby in the magical Forest of Burzee, he is gifted to Necile, a wood nymph, who showers him with love and names him Claus.
With a helping hand from the mystical inhabitants of the forest – Fairies, Knooks and Ryls – she teaches him that kindness is the most important lesson of all, a gift that Claus eventually shares with us, as he embarks on a journey to bring the miracle of Christmas to the whole world.
The show is produced by Aria Entertainment and Eilene Davidson Productions, with full casting and creative team to be announced in due course.
“Claus is such a special and important piece to me,” said Katy Lipson.
“It’s a piece that reminds me of my fondest memories of seeing a musical for the first time.
“When I first heard this score by Andy Collyer it inspired me to form my company Aria Entertainment so that I could one day produce it.
“I am therefore thrilled to finally be bringing this beautiful story to the stage in my hometown of Salford in partnership with Eilene Davidson productions.”
Eilene Davidson said: “I’m delighted to be bringing to the stage this beautiful Christmas tale evoking magical childhood memories.
“I can’t wait to thrill a new generation with this joyful family musical based on the classic book by L. Frank Baum who also brought the world the universally adored The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”
Claus The Musical is at The Lowry from 14th December 2022 – 8th January 2023. Tickets from £22.50 – click here to book.