Once upon a time, in a cold grey city, there lived a sad old man and his name was Emilio.
His beloved wife, the beautiful Florentina, has died and the shop they built together is empty without her.
Then one day, the little bell on the shop door begins to tinkle and in comes a tiny child. There is something about her beautiful brown eyes and carefree laughter that fills Emilio with hope, and re-kindles a long forgotten dream. And so Emilio begins to transform the old Emporium something new - a magnificent chocolate shop. But will he ever see the little girl again?
I am SO excited to announce that I am working with the amazing Babbling Vagabonds Theatre Company to produce The Chocolate Shop as a Christmas show. It's going to be playing at The Guildhall Theatre in Derby from 12th to 29th December this year.
The Babbling Vagabonds are a genius group of uber-creative story-tellers who have produced some truly stunning shows, filled with live action, puppets, projection and trickery that draw in the audience from the minute they enter the room. And this show is going to be something really super-special.
This trailer for The Brothers Grimm will give you a small flavour of the Babbling Vagabonds skills. They really do create THE most wonderful experience for children and adults alike, so please please do come and see it!
The Christmas Chocolate Shop is supported by DerbyLive