Last night we went to Liverpool Cathedral to watch The Snowman Tour Live and it was the perfect way to start the festive holiday period, especially as the Cathedral itself was decorated beautifully with a life size manger scene and gigantic Christmas tree, not to mention the exquisite stain glass windows that are beautifully situated around the Cathedral itself.
If you haven’t heard of The Snowman Tour then it is a wonderful performance created by Carrot Productions and showcases the amazingly talented musicians of The Picture House Orchestra and is conducted by the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Steve Magee, an expert in syncing music to film with split second precision.
We first watched the tour Warrington Parr Hall and it exceeded my expectations so much, so when we had the opportunity to go again this year I was delighted.
The performance lasts about an hour and a half and is split into two halves with a 20 minute interval, making it perfect viewing times for the younger audience members. The first half shows The new Shaun the Sheep film – the flight before Christmas which is really funny, followed by The Snowman’s Waltz where The Snowman comes and walks around the seating area which delighted the children no end.
Following on from the interval you will finally experience the main event, the magnificent performance of the well known film, The Snowman, that is not only accompanied by the spine tingling music from the orchestra but also by the voice of a child, in this case a young choir boy, which is utterly incredible. Once the Snowman film finishes so does the show and I can honestly say you will wonder where the time has gone having enjoyed it so much.
For me this is one of the most beautiful performances we have ever seen, it is magical and festive. If you haven’t yet seen this then I highly recommend you keep an eye on the website for the release of the 2023 dates and bag yourself tickets for a performance not to be missed.
- Get there early, seats are on a first come first serve basis and parking is also limited
(We were gifted our tickets in exchange for an honest review an all opinions are my own.)