Robin Redbreast flies in for Playhouse Christmas

THERE may not be a pantomime at Salisbury Playhouse this year, thanks to the coronavirus, but there will be a show for young children and their families. Wiltshire Creative has announced the return of Little Robin Redbreast, from 1st to 27th December.

This delightful festive treat, which played to sell-out audiences at the Salberg studio three years ago, will this time be on the main stage of Salisbury Playhouse, for a reduced audience in a transformed and Covid-secure auditorium.

The production focusses on little Robin who’s excitedly awaiting Christmas. To help him count down the days, Mummy and Daddy have given him an advent calendar. Behind every window is a picture and every picture tells a story. Robin links the pictures together as he makes his magical, musical journey towards Christmas Day, encountering a street-wise squirrel, an attention-seeking mouse, a family of reindeer and a curious cat along the way.

Written by Wiltshire Creative artistic director Gareth Machin and composer Glyn Kerslake, it’s a show full of song, magic and surprises for all the family.

Gareth said: “I’m really delighted that we’re bringing back this popular, truly magical show for family audiences at Salisbury Playhouse this Christmas. Audiences loved this festive treat when we first staged it in 2017 and I hope that this year, especially, it will bring joy to more people young and old.”

Tickets go on sale on Friday 9th October – visit

Other December entertainment at Salisbury Playhouse includes Christmas Gothic, three seasonal tales of terror for dark winter nights, and the return of Guy Masterson’s one-man retelling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, back by popular demand.