Magical treat for young dreamers at the city’s Lemon Tree this Christmas

Magical treat for young dreamers at the city’s Lemon Tree this Christmas

The sky’s the limit for young dreamers at this year’s Christmas show at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree – where dreams will come true twice a day most days from Monday, December 7 until Christmas Eve.

Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) and Visible Fictions are delighted to collaborate on a very special festive production, A Ladder to the Stars, based on the charming children’s book by Simon Puttock.

Made especially for a young audience aged three to seven years, their parents and carers, this magical story tells the tale of a little girl’s hopes and dreams as she makes a wish on her birthday.

Way up in the deep blue night sky, a twinkling star hears the little girl’s birthday wish and sets about making her dream come true. The star’s plan takes a lifetime to come true but on her 107th birthday the little girl, now an old woman, realises her dream and finally dances with the stars.

Brought to the stage through a magical mix of music, light and imagination, A Ladder to the Stars is a heartfelt and humorous story of what can happen when the universe hears your dreams.

The shows director Douglas Irvine commented: “Being a local lad from the North-east I am excited to create this show with The Lemon Tree.

“Simon Puttock’s original story is a gift to work on and I am looking forward to bringing the magic alive on stage. Creating work for such a young audience fills the process with possibility as a young imagination can take you anywhere!”

APA’s director of programming and creative projects, Ben Torrie, added: “It is really exciting to be working with the fantastic Visible Fictions company and particularly on the co-production of such a lovely, charming and heart-warming story.

“We are proud of the fact that more and more families make The Lemon Tree festive show part of their Christmas celebrations - and this magical new production is sure to be another favourite with young children.”

Tickets for this magical treat at The Lemon Tree this Christmas are available online at, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Posted on Tuesday 25 August

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