Produced and presented by Tall Tail Theatre Company
Hosted By The Cockpit
This Christmas, she is going on a quest to find Santa Claus, all she wants to ask for is a new friend. She follows him around the world on Christmas Eve, facing many challenges and meeting interesting people along the way.
WATCH the full version, right here, from Wednesday 16 December at 6pm!
What a Superhero Wants for Christmas shares themes of loneliness, sadness, courage, love and friendship, and of course brings plenty of holiday cheer. In joyful colours and costumes, audiences are taken through four entertaining, original songs and meet an array of charismatic, whimsical characters. Viewers are encouraged to join in the fun with singing, movement and dancing as they wish.
In addition to the temporary shutting of cultural venues and cancellation of many holiday events, the pandemic has fast-tracked the nation into a digital world. This spells an opportunity to increase access to the arts if the proper time and care is taken to embed accessibility. As such, Tall Tails has incorporated a wide range of access provision into What a Superhero Wants for Christmas in order to ensure the film can reach all families: captioning, audio description and the use of Makaton by the characters, with disability-friendly, inclusive production, themes and language throughout. Tall Tails Theatre Company secured funding from Arts Council England to support this activity.
Richard Young — Writer and Performer
Abby Young — Producer and Performer
Chris Lince — Film Director and Editor
James Hughes — Song Writer and Composer
Sonia Sansom — Regional Makaton Tutor; Sign Director
Rachel Maddix — Director
Lulu Nunn — Access and Inclusion Consultant
Emma Purvis — Dramaturg
Annie Brooks — Puppet Maker
Nancy Betton — Costume Maker
Charles Wiltshire - Audio Description Script
Carrie Thompson- Voice Over Artist
Truffle Pig Wigs — Wig Styling
About Tall Tails Theatre Company
Richard and Abby Young founded Tall Tails Theatre Company in February 2019 in order to make theatre accessible for people in Somerset, the south-west, and for national and international festivals. They believe that everyone should be able to enjoy theatre, and make their shows with that in mind. Tall Tails shows kindle a supportive environment for audiences and artists where individual and collective creativity, imagination and participation are encouraged.
Tall Tails Theatre Company have been awarded funding from the Arts Council of England to make this film free for you to enjoy. However if you would like to make a donation to us, to help ensure that we can keep providing free theatre for all, you can by using this paypal link http://paypal.me/Talltailstheatre