The Gift


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Running time: Approximately 50 minutes
Age guidance: 2 to 5 yrs

Capital Theatres and Barrowland Ballet present

The Gift

A mountain of discarded wrapping paper.
A lonely child with an active imagination.
It’s often the cardboard boxes, not the gifts inside that are the most fun.
Is the true gift the joy that can come from the imagination?

This festive show will ignite playfulness, inspiring children and their families to find new games together when it’s their turn to open gifts!

This production was commissioned by Aberdeen Performing Arts, Capital Theatres and Eden Court and funded through Creative Scotland’s Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

a real treat of a show that can't be recommended enough

All Edinburgh Theatre

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an explosion of imagination and unadulterated emotion and glee

Corr Blimey

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

World-class... one of the finest shows gracing a stage

The Quinntessential Review


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