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Flipper’s Perfect Present at The Woodville, Gravesend

PUBLISHED: 07:30 21 December 2017

Flipper's Perfect Present runs at The Woodville until Christmas Eve. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

Flipper's Perfect Present runs at The Woodville until Christmas Eve. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

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After the success of last year’s Christmas show, Freya’s Christmas Adventure, which was written and produced by The Woodville Theatre manager Mandy Hare, there are high hopes that Flipper’s Perfect Present will be just as popular.

The story of Flipper's Perfect Present was written by theatre manager Mandy Hare. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council The story of Flipper's Perfect Present was written by theatre manager Mandy Hare. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

The show opened on Saturday, December 16 and runs until Christmas Eve.

Mandy said: “The idea for Flipper’s Perfect Present came to us last year whilst we were rehearsing for Freya’s Christmas Adventure. This children’s show, which can be enjoyed by the whole family, got its inspiration from Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas.

“It got us thinking that, despite all the gifts, it’s really important to be able to share Christmas with the family and friends that you love.

“The show is about a little girl called Florence and her favourite toy, a ‘very cool’ penguin called Flipper. The story teller tells Florence a bedtime tale of a magical place where Santa keeps all his toys called The Fantasticorium.

Flipper the penguin on his search for the perfect present. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council Flipper the penguin on his search for the perfect present. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

“Once Florence has fallen asleep Flipper decides to go to Fantasticorium to find Florence the perfect present.

“The most fun part about writing these shows is imagining what the characters are like. Many of them are based on people we know, clearly we could not say who, well only after a small glass of eggnog!

“Regular listeners to the Archers might recognise some of the dodgier traits of a certain reindeer. Every child that comes to the show gets to meet Santa, and receive a present too. It would not be right to give anything else away, as we would like everyone to come along and see Flipper’s Perfect Present and find out how the story unfolds for themselves.”

The show is on at the theatre in Wrotham Road, Gravesend, with show times varying from 11am to 5.30pm depending on the days.

To book tickets for Flippers Perfect Present go to www.woodville.co.uk or call box office on 08442 439 480.

Next year’s shows at The Woodville include The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Trainspotting, and Lee Mead in his Ten Years Anniversary Tour.

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