Wild Boor Ideas presents Winnie and Wilbur – World-famous witch and her cat share a Christmas adventure in Oxford

By Cait Sweeney at

Wild Boor Ideas presents Winnie and Wilbur, a brand-new Christmas show for families coming to Oxford in December. A Christmas Adventure based on the best-selling series created by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul published by Oxford Chilldren’s Books. Featuring amazing puppet characters, the show runs from 15th to 23rd December at the Jacqueline du Pre Music Building at St. Hilda’s College.

It’s Christmas Eve and Wilbur, a long-suffering cat, has dreamed of a perfect relaxing time curled up by the fire with Winnie. But the wacky witch has her mind set on adventure and whisks Wilbur off on her broomstick. They meet some crazy creatures on the journey: a love-struck octopus under the sea; a pudding stealing space rabbit on the moon; and a distraught Rudolph Reindeer at the North Pole who has forgotten to deliver Santa’s sack of toys to the children of Oxford.

Lots of magical accidents trip them up but thanks to a surprisingly helpful spell-book and lots of audience participation Christmas is put back on track – but will Wilbur ever get his wish for a Christmas cat nap?

Supported by Oxford-based author and illustrator Korky Paul, adapted by Emma Boor, with music by Hannah Rhodes and lyrics by both, the show, directed by Euton Daley and designed by Nomi Everall, is a real seasonal treat for children aged 2 to 7 and their families.

Christmas Competition

The company are hosting a puppet-based competition for 2-4 and 5-7 year-olds to make a creature out of household objects that might live in the Winne the Witch world. The competition, held on Facebook, will give one winner from each age group a Winnie goody bag and two tickets to the show.

This is not the first Winnie the Witch production that the team have created as they premiered the first ever staged show, to capacity audiences, at Pegasus Theatre in 2012. To find out more about Wild Boor Ideas visit: www.wildboor.com

The popular series, published by Oxford Children’s Books, are translated into many languages and have sold more than five million books around the world.

A special access needs performance, with British Sign Language interpretation for children and adults with sensory impairments, is taking place on Thursday 20th December at 2pm. Tickets for the relaxed performance can be booked from James Adcock on 01865 286660 or by email at jdp@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk

Wild Boor Ideas presents
Winnie and Wilbur, A Christmas Adventure 15th – 21st December
11am, 2pm and 4pm (no 4pm performance on 21st)
At the Jaqueline Du Pre Music Room St Hilda’s College Oxford OX4 1DY

Tickets £8/£9, £9/£10 on 22 & 23 December (under 1s free)

Tickets can be purchased from Tickets Oxford at www.ticketsoxford.com 01865 286660

The competition can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/www.wildboor.ideas

The production is supported by public funding from Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City Council, the Robert Mayer Trust, the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building and Arts Council England.