Christmas is coming early to Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre with the classic Christmas musical Miracle On 34th Street visiting the venue next month as part of its UK Tour.
Based on the 1947 film, Miracle on 34th Street is the heart-warming story of a young girl who dreams of a father and brother to make her family whole – and Kris Kringle, a kindly old bearded man, who claims he is the real Santa Claus.
When employed as a Santa at a department store grotto, Kris quickly spreads a wave of love through New York City.
But can he help make Susan’s wish come true?
This dazzling musical adaptation is an uplifting family tale of battling cynicism and learning what it truly means to believe.
The cast featuresJames Murphy, Inez Mackenzie, Ceris Hine, Jay Rincon, Robert Hannouch and Craig Berry.
The cast also includes Jodie Steele, Michaela Cartmell, Emily McAvoy, Scarlett Courtney, Stephanie Willson, Faye Charlotte Ainley, Adam Roberts, Calum Ewan Cameron, David Hinton-Gale and Toby Joyce.
Miracle on 34th Street originated as a film starring Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn.
The film became a perennial Christmas favourite, winning three Oscars and nominated for Best Picture.
The stage version, originally entitled Here’s Love, opened on Broadway in 1963.
A hugely popular remake of the film was also released in 1994 starring Richard Attenborough as Kris Kringle.
Miracle on 34th Street has a book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, best known for writing and composing The Music Man which premiered on Broadway in 1957 and was adapted twice for film in 1962 and 2003.
His work for film includes composing the score for Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator.
Miracle on 34th Street will be directed by Paul Taylor Mills with choreography by Richard Jones.
Miracle On 34th Street runs from November 3-5.
November 1, Fairfield Hall, Croydon November 3-5, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre November 6-8, Theatre Royal, Windsor November 10-12, Grimsby Auditorium November 17-19, The Southport Theatre and Convention Centre November 20-22, Lighthouse, Poole November 24-29, Orchard Theatre, Dartford December 1-3, Theatre Royal, Brighton December 4-6, Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline