NEWS: Paper Balloon’s Once Upon a Snowflake to Play at the Chelsea Theatre

Paper Balloon will bring Once Upon a Snowflake to London’s Chelsea Theatre following successful UK and Russian tours and a run at the Pegasus Theatre. 

Once Upon A Snowflake, Paper Balloons Production Image (6)

It’s winter and Liza has disappeared. No-one knows where she can be but one thing’s clear, those mysterious Winter Sprites have something to do with it. Every winter, these tiny elf-like creatures can be found hiding in pockets, shoes and sock drawers, watching everything and hearing everyone. Follow Liza into a colourful whirlwind of stories and adventure, led by a tiny Sprite with a fascination for snowflakes. But how are they connected with Liza’s disappearance? Can they help to find her? And what is inside the mysterious Winter Sprite’s strange suitcase?

Developed in collaboration with award-winning Russian Theatre Director Maria Litvinova (Theatre Trikster), Once Upon a Snowflake evokes Anglo-Russian aesthetic and spritely mayhem, giving audiences a chance to get involved and help choose how Liza’s adventure will end.

The show combines shadow puppetry, storytelling and enchanting original songs from Darren Clark to create a quirky show suitable for all the family.

Artistic Associate of Chelsea Theatre, Bertie Taylor-Smith said: “At the Chelsea Theatre our Christmas show is the highlight and the most anticipated show of the year. This year we have taken it up a notch with Once Upon A Snowflake, with its quirky and unique folklore feel and shadow puppetry, it is the perfect winter outing for the whole family. We cannot wait to share this weird and wonderful show with you all.”

As well as being directed by Maria Litvinova, the production will also include designs by Nomi Everall and costumes by Olga and Elena Bekritskaya.

Once Upon a Snowflake will play at the Chelsea Theatre from the 30th November until the 22nd December. For more information and to book tickets visit:

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