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Derby Theatre hopes to weave magic with Christmas show

Published: 10 June 2012
Reporter: Steve Orme

Derby TheatreTimeless classic Charlotte’s Web is to be the Christmas production at Derby Theatre.

The play will be presented in association with Birmingham Stage Company, creators of the Horrible Histories stage shows.

E B White’s story involves a young girl called Fern who befriends Wilbur, a pig who needs to be saved from becoming Christmas dinner.

A witty spider, Charlotte, conjures up a miraculous plan to keep Wilbur alive which leads him to understand and accept his place in the world.

Charlotte’s Web will run at Derby Theatre from Friday, 7 December until Friday, 11 January.