Arts & Culture

A New Coat for Christmas

By Sarah Edwards

Oxford Playhouse presents A New Coat for Christmas, a brand new show to enchant little ones in the Burton Taylor Studio this festive season.

Based on Harriet Ziefert’s post-war children’s story, A New Coat for Anna, this delightful tale tells of a little girl who needs a new coat to keep her warm in the winter. But times are hard, so she and her mother set about making one – with a little help from their friends. As winter turns to spring they visit the Farmer and his flock of very fluffy sheep and ask for wool. In the summertime a Spinner and Weaver help turn it into cloth. And in the autumn the Tailor makes it into a beautiful red coat with six pretty buttons – just in time for the cosiest Christmas they have had for a very long time.

A New Coat for Christmas is inspired by a true tale of finding friendship in the most surprising circumstances. Written and Directed by Anna Glynn (Flintlock Theatre) the show stars Leonie Spilsbury whose previous appearances at Oxford Playhouse include What To Do When You Find A Dinosaur, Robin Hood and Hurry Up Father Christmas, alongside Laura Soper who is making her professional acting debut.

An Oxford Playhouse production in association with Flintlock Theatre and Reading Rep, this theatrical gem is full of fun, music and dressing up. Don’t miss this perfect treat for 3 to 6 year olds, all wrapped up and ready to charm children and their grownups.

Tickets for A New Coat for Christmas at the Burton Taylor Studio are £7 for children and £9 for adults and are available from the Oxford Playhouse Ticket Office on 01865 305305 or book online at