Claus première for The Lowry
10 December 2021
Reporter: David Upton
A world première of Claus The Musical will open at The Lowry in Salford next December.
It brings to life the L Frank Baum children’s classic The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Baum also wrote The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz.
Co-producer Katy Lipson said, “when I first heard this score by Andy Collyer, it inspired me to form my company Aria Entertainment so that I could one day produce it. I am therefore thrilled to finally be bringing this beautiful story to the stage in my hometown of Salford in partnership with Eilene Davidson Productions.”
Abandoned as a baby in a magical forest, Santa is gifted to Necile, a wood nymph, who showers him with love and names him Claus. With a helping hand from the mystical inhabitants of the forest, she teaches him kindness is the most important lesson of all.
Claus The Musical - Adapted for the stage by Simon Warne, music and lyrics by Andy Collyer, based on L Frank Baum’s The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (Aria Entertainment and Eilene Davidson Productions)