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Miracle on 34th Street archiveIn 1950s New York, Doris Walker juggles her job as a senior executive at Macy's department store with raising her daughter, Susan, by herself. Whilst Susan dreams of having a father and a brother, her determined mother is far more concerned with organizing the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade - one of the biggest events in the Big Apple's annual calendar - and renewing Macy's deadly rivalry with the city's "other" department store, Gimbel's, in the run up to Christmas. When her regular Santa Claus turns up incapacitated moments before the parade begins, Doris is rescued by the sudden appearance of a certain Kris Kringle, a genial old-timer who bears a striking resemblance to the North Pole's most famous inhabitant. Kringle's success as a stand-in Santa at the head of the parade leads Doris to offer him the same job in Macy's Christmas grotto. But no sooner is he installed than he starts to behave - well, strangely. And then he claims that he is, in fact, the real Santa Claus . . . Now spreading a wave of love throughout New York - and creating harmony between feuding department stores - is one thing. But can Kris Kringle also convince a psychiatrist, a courtroom, and the entire state of New York, that Santa Claus is not a myth? And, in passing, make Susan's dreams come true?

Cast/Performers

Danny Lane (Kris Kringle), Hannah Thompson (Susan Walker), Claire Hawkins (Doris Walker), Carl Lindquist (Fred Gaily), Michael Adams (R.H. Macy), Brandan Matthew (Marvin Shellhammer), Joanna Gregory, Emily Barnett-Salter, Charlotte Jay, Jessica Lucy, Kate Hulme, Jack Warren, Frank Derrington, Dann Kharsa, Toby Joyce, David Muscat

Creatives/Company

Book by: Meredith Willson
Music(s): Meredith Willson, Mark Crossland (musical supervision)
Lyrics: Meredith Willson
Producer: Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd
Director: Max Reynolds
Choreographer(s): Russell Smith, Philip Joel
Musical Director: Lee Freeman
Design: David Shields

Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T618235550. Details of all Miracle on 34th Street archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2145283902

Archive Listings

21 Dec 15
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28 Dec 15
Colosseum
Watford, Hertfordshire
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18 Dec 15
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19 Dec 15
New Theatre Peterborough
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
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14 Dec 15
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17 Dec 15
Connaught Theatre
Worthing, West Sussex
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9 Dec 15
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12 Dec 15
Royal Hippodrome Theatre
Eastbourne, East Sussex
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1 Dec 15
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5 Dec 15
New Theatre
Cardiff, Glamorgan
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26 Nov 15
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28 Nov 15
The Winding Wheel
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
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23 Nov 15
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25 Nov 15
Opera House
Manchester, Greater Manchester
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19 Nov 15
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21 Nov 15
King's Theatre
Glasgow
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17 Nov 15
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18 Nov 15
Assembly Hall Theatre
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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12 Nov 15
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14 Nov 15
Tyne Theatre and Opera House
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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9 Nov 15
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11 Nov 15
New Theatre Royal
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
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5 Nov 15
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7 Nov 15
Forum Theatre
Billingham, Cleveland
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3 Nov 15
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4 Nov 15
Pavilion Theatre
Rhyl, Denbighshire
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1 Nov 15
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2 Nov 15
Grand Theatre
Lancaster, Lancashire
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29 Oct 15Fairfield Halls
Outer London, Greater London
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18 Dec 14
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23 Dec 14
Arts Centre
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
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4 Dec 14
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6 Dec 14
Alhambra
Dunfermline, Fife
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1 Dec 14
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3 Dec 14
Theatre Royal
Brighton, East Sussex
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24 Nov 14
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29 Nov 14
The Orchard
Dartford, Kent
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20 Nov 14
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22 Nov 14
Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre)
Poole, Dorset
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17 Nov 14
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19 Nov 14
Southport Theatre at the Waterfront
Southport, Merseyside
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10 Nov 14
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12 Nov 14
The Auditorium
Grimsby, North Lincolnshire
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6 Nov 14
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8 Nov 14
Theatre Royal Windsor
Windsor, Berkshire
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3 Nov 14
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5 Nov 14
Waterside Theatre
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
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1 Nov 14Fairfield Halls
Outer London, Greater London
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Reviews

Reviews


User Review: 10Dec15: This review is on my facebook page Harry Pope and has been sent to the Eastbourne Herald. It will also be soon on www.b-c-ing-u.com. Please feel free to use any or all in future publicity. I really enjoyed the show. harrythewriter@btinternet.com Miracle in Eastbourne The stage musical of the famous movie Miracle on 34th Street is on at The Royal Hippodrome Theatre until Saturday – only five performances, so prepare to be enchanted at this Christmas story. Is there a real Father Christmas? Can his existence be denied? It might take two hours and a lot of singing and dancing to find out the answer, but the time goes so fast because you know you believe. Hannah Thompson is the juvenile lead, Claire Hawkins her mother, and Carl Lindquist the male love interest. Daughter Susan wants a dad, and Kris Kringle, who is hired by Macy’s New York department store to be Santa Claus, played by Danny Lane, makes her wishes come true. The scenery changes occur subtly, changing from outside Macy’s store with the parade passing by, to a living room. The second half courtroom was especially prominent, used to good effect. The movie was originally made in 1947, and in 1963 it was turned into a stage musical by Meredith Willson, who also wrote the Music Man. Some of the tunes reminded me of this, I had no idea that ‘It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ was a number, and there were two exceptionally strong second half numbers in ‘She Hadda Go Back’ and ‘My State, My Kansas’. This is a Paul Taylor-Mills production, and is touring round the UK. It is of a very high standard, with polished performances, strongly rehearsed, quality singing, excellent choreography, I have seen many musicals over the years and this rates very highly. There is a 40ft articulated lorry full of scenery and props to accompany the production, from costumes to courtroom. Be prepared for lots of almost real fake snow at the end, wonder what the theatre cleaner makes of it!
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Harry Pope (10Dec15): This review is on my facebook page Harry Pope and has been sent to the Eastbourne Herald. It will also be soon on www.b-c-ing-u.com. Please feel free to use any or all in future publicity. I really enjoyed the show. harrythewriter@btinternet.com Miracle in Eastbourne The stage musical of the famous movie Miracle on 34th Street is on at The Royal Hippodrome Theatre until Saturday – only five performances, so prepare to be enchanted at this Christmas story. Is there a real Father Christmas? Can his existence be denied? It might take two hours and a lot of singing and dancing to find out the answer, but the time goes so fast because you know you believe. Hannah Thompson is the juvenile lead, Claire Hawkins her mother, and Carl Lindquist the male love interest. Daughter Susan wants a dad, and Kris Kringle, who is hired by Macy’s New York department store to be Santa Claus, played by Danny Lane, makes her wishes come true. The scenery changes occur subtly, changing from outside Macy’s store with the parade passing by, to a living room. The second half courtroom was especially prominent, used to good effect. The movie was originally made in 1947, and in 1963 it was turned into a stage musical by Meredith Willson, who also wrote the Music Man. Some of the tunes reminded me of this, I had no idea that ‘It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ was a number, and there were two exceptionally strong second half numbers in ‘She Hadda Go Back’ and ‘My State, My Kansas’. This is a Paul Taylor-Mills production, and is touring round the UK. It is of a very high standard, with polished performances, strongly rehearsed, quality singing, excellent choreography, I have seen many musicals over the years and this rates very highly. There is a 40ft articulated lorry full of scenery and props to accompany the production, from costumes to courtroom. Be prepared for lots of almost real fake snow at the end, wonder what the theatre cleaner makes of it!
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