Age: 5+. Thousands of leagues deep beneath the sea, a shipwrecked 1950s cruise liner is the grand palace where five little mermaids live – but don’t imagine this is going to be a pink and frilly princess story…Unlike her sisters who are happy with a life of dances, duty and dignitaries, Morgan is sick of swimming in sync. Our heroine is a scruffy mermaid with an enquiring mind, a brave spirit and a niggling sense that she doesn’t fit in. From family feuds and exile to secret underwater nightclubs and holiday romance, this is one mermaid’s journey from the murkiest depths of the ocean to fulfil her dreams. Times vary.
Packed with comedy, slapstick, singing, dancing, beautiful costumes and plenty of audience participation, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is set to thrill audiences. Times vary.
No performances on Mondays. Fun-packed family pantomime.
Jump aboard a high-flying magical carpet headed for Old Peking and make tickets for Aladdin one of your three wishes. Starring Joe Pasquale as Wishee Washee, Marti Pellow as evil sorcerer Abanazar and Hayley Tamaddon as princess Jasmine, Aladdin is a spectacular adventure featuring a beautiful love story, flying carpets, a wish-granting genie and a lamp packed full of spectacular family entertainment. Performance times vary.
A GIANT family pantomime! Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton, TA2 8PD. No performances 11th and 18th December. Times vary.
The Brewhouse, Taunton. Times vary. This version of Charles Dickens’ much-loved story is a spectacular Broadway Musical adaptation that breathes fresh life into a classic tale. Guaranteed to leave everyone in the Christmas spirit.
Follow the story of Aladdin, a simple laundry boy who falls in love with a Princess. All that stands in his way is the evil Abanazar who wants to get his hands on the magic lamp to become the greatest sorcerer of all time. Can Aladdin defeat Abanazar, keep the lamp, and save the girl of his dreams? Spectacular, fun-packed family entertainment. Performance times vary.
Age: 6 months – 4 years. Look up into the night sky and at the furthest point, as far away as you can possibly see, there’s a fabulous party going on. Can you spot it? The stars are the twinkling torches of the dancers and the sun is a young girl, beautiful and carefree and lost in the joy of the dance. Her older brother, the Moon, is down-to-earth and watchful. He follows his sister around the North Pole, taking care that she doesn’t slip over the last horizon. 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2pm daily, excluding Mondays and Boxing Day.
Soak in the festive atmosphere and experience Christmas as the Luttrell family might have. See the rooms dressed to reflect their stories and enjoy live festive music on selected dates. Once the sun goes down the illuminated winter walk is the perfect way to see the gardens in a whole new light. Don’t forget to stop off at the Tea-room for some festive food and to pick out the perfect present in the Stables shop.
Children’s drop-in workshops (£2) making a tree decoration or Christmas themed tile using pixels. While the children are being creative, come and browse the SALE items. Stocking fillers from £2. 12 noon – 5.30pm.