This Christmas

We are bringing your family a classic Christmas show ' The Jungle Book' based on the stories from Rudyard Kipling.  Follow Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and Kaa the python on their amazing adventures in the Jungle.
One of the greatest adventure stories ever told.

Created for the whole family this Christmas.

Award winning Hard Graft have been producing Christmas Panto for 10 years now, and we think we're good at it.  

This year we have Christmas shows in Marsden, Uppermill (Saddleworth), Clitheroe, Whitworth and Ramsbottom.

Who's involved

  • Our Award Winning team.

    Written by Mark Whiteley
    Directed by David Crowley
    Designed by Celia Perkins



Bethany-Jo Clews

Gareth George

Emma Romy-Jones

We love Christmas and we love entertaining your family.  Trust in our 10 years experience of great children's theatre.  If you need a hand for further information call us Now.  0795 691 3666

What to expect from our shows?

  • We are not a pantomime per say, but we are very festive, we've even been known to have visits from Santa before Christmas.
  • Our shows are usually 70 minutes long without an interval.  This is the same length as a Disney movie and they know about Children's attention spans.
  • Our shows are fast paced, funny and I guarantee you and your family are going to love it.
The Jungle Book


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 18 reviews
by David nike on Blank Product Name
We all loved it

I had no idea what to expect when my mother saw a leaflet and bought me, my sister and all our kids a ticket to the show. The kids were aged 1-11 and they all loved it and didn't want to get up and run about they were so entertained! Great dancing, acting, humour and energy and I enjoyed it so much I am all ready looking forward to next yr!

by Sue McCannon on Blank Product Name

Excellent show, very interactive with the younger children (and adults) joining in with the shouting! Really enjoyable. Highly recommended. 🙂

by Philip hodgson on Blank Product Name

Pinocchio was fantastic with a dedicated cast and crew!! Our grandchildren age 5 loved Pinocchio and were out of their seats shouting at Freddy Foulfellow and trying to help Pinocchio to do the right thing and go the right way!It .The performance was full of energy!Well done all!!Nice touch being served popcorn by ' The Toymaker'

by Aisling B on Blank Product Name
Outstanding! Entertaining from beginning to end!

This is our second Christmas attending the Hard Graft performance this year's Pinocchio was fantastic with a dedicated cast and crew!My son who is 5 was out of his seat shouting at Freddy Foulfellow and trying to help Pinocchio to do the right thing and go the right way!It always feels cosy, as if you are part of the story!The performance was full of energy!Well done all!!Can't wait for next year already!

by Natalie on Blank Product Name

After visiting Pinocchio with my reception children I just had to book tickets for myself and daughter and she loved it just as much as I did from the jokes to getting squirted at and then little touches like sweets from Santa at the end of the show this pantomime is defiantly a must see the cast were lovely interacting with the children before the show and throughout I will be looking out for more productions !

by Funky Fitness and Fun on Blank Product Name
Funky Fun for Everyone

Pinocchio, as presented by Hard Graft was great fun to watch. All the performers were magnificent; the script was funny and told the story well. We are a group of Adults with Additional needs, we enjoy trips to the cinema and theatre and are very discerning. We loved Pinocchio. Connie and the talking snowman were a highlight! You have to see it for yourselves.Thankyou Mark - we look forward to seeing other Hard Graft productions.

by Alison Pemberton on Blank Product Name

I am a childminder and have been attending these yearly shows for the last 3 years with children aged 9 months -4 yrs old. Every year it gets better and better and love the venue at oldham library its small and compact, children are close to the stage and can see everything. Mark and his performers get everyone involved and the kids love it Father Christmas is an added bonus.Well Done again

Great fun!

Took my two year old son to his first Christmas show, and he thoroughly enjoyed it. The story was presented clearly and was easy to follow, with fun performances from all involved. Lots of audience participation, songs, dancing and clapping along. I have to add that I enjoyed the show as well! We'll definitely be back for further productions!

by Kathryn Blackburn on Blank Product Name

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Hard Graft's production of Pinocchio this festive season. Fantastic story telling and wonderfully performed musical pieces too. It has everything a young child could want: big characters, songs, dances, puppetry, magic, slapstick comedy and best of all - a happy ending. Well done to all involved.

by Diane on Blank Product Name

I took my two boys to see the show and loved it. A lovely performance, well done; will definitely book again.

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