The Snowman Tickets
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The Snowman is a spectacular live children's production based upon a picture book by famous author Raymond Briggs and which was adapted into an animated movie that was nominated for an Academy Award. It was directed by Dianne Jackson with John Coates as the producer. Music for the animated movie was composed by Howard Blake with Peter Aunty as the treble and Sinfonia of London. The studio responsible for producing the animated movie was TVC London and distributed by Channel 4 and Universal Pictures in the UK with Columbia TriStar Entertainment in the US. The stage production brings to life the animated movie, viewable live with The Snowman tickets.
The show is based upon Raymond Briggs' book which was the recipient of the Library Association's Kate Greenway Medal as the best children's book illustration of the year. It won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in the US. The animated movie was adapted later on by Dianne Jackson for Channel 4 and broadcast to much popularity, eventually earning the highly coveted Academy Award nomination in the Animated Short Film category. As is with the book, it is wordless, told solely through the use of action, pictures and sensational music. It features an orchestral score, done by Sinfonia of London.
The animated movie's music was composed by Howard Blaker with the songs sung by Peter Auty, a then choirboy at the St Paul's Cathedral. It is ranked as one of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes of all time, as ranked by the British Film Institute. It is ranked fourth in the UKTV Gold's Greatest TV Christmas Moments. It follows the story of a boy who builds a snowman who then comes to life and then who lives with the boy, who teaches him all the intricacies of human life. The boy teaches him how to use toys, appliances and other items.
The story continues with the boy taking the snowman on a motorbike ride and showing him the many animals who live outside. The two then fly over the whole town, above large public buildings. They also fly over the West Pier and Royal Pavilion located in Brighton. They then fly over the arctic and explore the world complete with animals. They pass over a forest, attend a party with other snowmen and then meet Father Christmas and his famous reindeer, who then gives the boy a present that is a scarf with a snowman patterned on it.
The story follows the adventure of the two and has even had beginnings narrated by David Bowie, who narrates as though he is the boy. A number of DVD releases have also come out, including a special 20th anniversary release and a 30th anniversary release. Both have featured support for new technologies.
The first ever production for the stage was by Contact Theatre, located in Manchester back in 1985. It was produced by Anthony Clark, who had adapted the book for the stage. It used music as composed by Howard Blake. The next production was staged by the Birmingham Repertory Company with choreographer Robert North and Bill Alexander. In 1997, Sadler's Wells kicked off a production that has been staged each year since at the Peacock Theatre.
For those interested in one of the most fabulous live shows for children and the entire family, this is a production to buy The Snowman tickets for. It has already been enjoyed by millions as an Academy Award nominated animated movie, as a best selling book and as a stage show.