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Kiara Flavin and Filippo Di Vilio as elves on the production poster taken by Justin Slee

Elves & the Shoemaker

Northern Ballet’s Elves & the Shoemaker stomps onto the big screen as part of our fantastic season of interactive ballets for children, narrated by Anita Rani.

A hard-working shoemaker struggles to support his family. But when he sees a poor lady in need of help, he gives her his final pair of shoes.

The next morning he awakes to find that his last piece of leather has been transformed into the most magnificent pair of magical shoes. But who has mysteriously made them?

With playful characters and spellbinding music, this adorable ballet is sure to have your little ones dancing with excitement!

‘Short, sweet and enchanting’
The Stage
Prince Edward and Princess Pearl dance beautifully in their new shoes
With delightful new shoes, Joseph and Frances dance thankful for the amazing work
Tap and Stitch dance in the shoemaker's workshop, keeping warm
Bertie is thrilled to find new shoes made to perfection in his workshop, but by whom?

Creative Team

Choreography, Direction and Scenario
Music Composed by
  • Ali Allen
Costume ideas
Costume Realisation
  • Kim Brassley
  • Carley Marsh
Wigs & Make-up
  • Helen Russell
Lighting Designer

Header photo taken by Justin Slee. Production photos taken by Brian Slater.