Duration: 1 hour, no interval
Age guidance: 4+
Access: All performances are relaxed with acoustic sound and natural lighting.
The Fairy Who Fell Off The Christmas Tree
It’s Christmas Eve and the Fig family are feeling festive.
With decorations galore, the final touch is the Fairy on top of the Christmas tree.
It is little Freddie’s turn to do the honours but as she stretches onto her tiptoes she stumbles & Fairy tumbles to the floor.
“Never mind” says Fiona Fig, “we’ll buy a new one tomorrow”.
Will Bob the Bauble, Tina Tinsel & the rest of Decorations find a suitable understudy in time?
Or will Fairy be thrown in the bin forever?
With a set made entirely out of recycled materials, this all-singing, all-dancing Christmas cracker is a reminder that being present is the most priceless gift you can give.
Supported by East Riding Council, Arts Council England, Beverley Town Council and Hesslewood Children's Trust.
ABOUT SHE PRODUCTIONS
She Inspires. She Engages. She Empowers.
She Productions, Company in Residence at the East Riding Theatre, was formed in 2015 by a
group of Hull and East Riding actresses who are committed to creating high quality, innovative
work for audiences and participants of all ages. Our mission is to develop and produce vibrant
original work driven by the female voice, alongside accessible and bespoke programmes serving
We have a strong focus on ‘edutainment’, which is using entertainment as a vehicle for social
change via productions and outreach work, meaning that all family shows have educational
themes and focus on social issues.
Through the development of the company over the years, and planned development for the future,
we have firmly rooted ourselves in the East Riding, with plans to continue engaging rural audiences
and working with intergenerational communities to create relevant and accessible work.
To get in touch about Fairy or other productions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
BECKY HOPE PALMER - DIRECTOR
Directing The Fairy Who Fell Off The Christmas Tree is Becky Hope Palmer.
Becky has been a very proud member of the She team as an Associate Artist since 2019. She has directed two extremely fun shows for them previously; a one-woman play called Bombshells and a sixties inspired musical, It's Different for Girls. She mainly works in Scotland with a variety of companies including the Lyceum Theatre, Traverse Theatre and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland but loves coming back to Beverley.
LU HERBERT - SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
Lu is a Set and Costume designer based in both London and the North of England. A graduate from Leeds Arts University with a Foundation in “Object and Spatial Design,” and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s BA Production Arts and Design Degree, Lu’s professional experience includes a dynamic array of stage and screen work. Lu is also a popular digital artist and regularly haunts various forms of social media. Lu is currently undertaking a Masters in Collaborative Theatre Production and Design at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
MARINA PAPADOPOULOS - MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Marina is a graduate of the first cohort of BA Actor Musicians from the Guildford School of Acting. She started working with She Productions in 2018 on their brand new musical ‘It’s Different For Girls.’ She since then has been part of their family shows at ERT including ‘Alice’s Eggstravaganza in Wonderland’, ‘The Three Kingdoms’ and ‘The Fairy Who Fell Off The Christmas Tree.’ Marina is a keen instrumentalist - playing piano, guitar, viola and drums, and she also enjoys composing and arranging music for the company.
JENNI HARRISON- STAGE MANAGER
Jenni Harrison is our Stage Manager for the Fairy Who Fell off the Christmas Tree. She has worked backstage in events and theatre for almost a decade all across the UK, as well as working as a digital media producer and director including making films and podcasts. She loves writing and music, so in her spare time, she is a music journalist and has just started to write her first gig-musical!"
CERYS BURKE- ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
Meet Cerys our Assistant Stage Manager for the Fairy Who Fell off the Christmas Tree! She has just graduated from the University of Hull with a degree in Drama and English, and is currently studying for her masters in Audiences, Engagement and Participation at the University of Leeds.
LAURA GREY- SHADOWING STAGE MANAGER
Laura is shadowing stage manager. After taking part in 2 of East Riding Theatre's Summer Schools Laura decided to persue a career in Technical Theatre. This year she completed a National Theatre's Young Technicians course. She is taking her Silver Medal LAMDA with Northern Lights Drama School - halfway through the run of this show. She has been a member of Hull Truck's Youth Theatre for 8 years and has recently joined their Young Theatre Makers group
FIONA FIG/TOY SOLDIER/COCO/
ALICE ROSE PALMER
FREDDIE FIG/BOB THE BAUBLE
WISE WOMAN/WRAPPING PAPER/CHRIS CRACKER/
Writers Jessica Duffield, Annie Kirkman, Alice Rose Palmer
Director Becky Hope Palmer
Designer Lu Herbert
Set Builder Chloe Herrick
Musical Director Marina Papadopoulos
Producers Annie Kirkman, Alice Rose Palmer
Stage Manager Jenni Harrison
Assistant Stage Manager Cerys Burke
Shadowing Stage Manager Laura Grey
Marketing Assistant Alison Shaw
Acknowledgments: Thank you to everyone who donated to and shared our Crowdfunder including: Keith Fish, Nicola Spalding, Kofi Duodo, David Jordan, Sheenagh Rollison, Jordan Hobson.