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UK: Riding Lights revisit old Russian folk tale for Christmas show

This Christmas, Riding Lights Theatre Company has a feather-flying tale of mystery, giving a magical glimpse into the heart of the first Christmas ...

This Christmas, Riding Lights Theatre Company has a feather-flying tale of mystery, giving a magical glimpse into the heart of the first Christmas.

Goose Chase, by Antony Dunn, is a startling reworking of an old Russian folk story. With its own signature blend of riotous humour, warmth and colourful music, Riding Lights Theatre Company serves up a tale full of laughter, excitement, traditional songs and carols.

Goose Chase is on nationwide tour from 17 November until 23 December 2014.

In the depth of a Russian Winter, what on earth could make frail old Baboushka cross hundreds of miles of snow on foot?  And why is she armed only with a feather duster and a set of Russian dolls?

Is it the whispers of revolution, fuelled by Igor the oppressed singer and stable hand? Or could it be the birth of a harmless baby, the one that’s got king Herod in a really foul temper? Whatever the reason, the closer Baboushka gets to the end of her mission, the more it seems the only person she can trust is, well, a goose … because not everyone racing to find the baby is bringing gifts …

Riding Lights is a professional theatre company based at Friargate Theatre in York and has been touring original, highly entertaining Christmas plays for family audiences and primary schools since 1977. The company also produces new and classic plays, satirical revues, and musicals which tour to theatres and other venues, both large and small, across the country.

Visit www.ridinglights.org/goose-chase for a full tour schedule, information and online booking.

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