Review: The Night The Frost Fell at Oldham Library

Oldham Theatre Workshop are back with a new magical family musical this Christmas at the Oldham Library Performance Space. The same team that brought you ‘Twinkle and The Mechanical Light Machine’ and ‘The Secret Of Christmas Eve’ have created ‘The Night The Frost Fell’.

This Christmas treat the family to the wonder and magic if theatre with Oldham Theatre Workshop. Read my reviews from previous years as these shows never disappoint including Twinkle and The Mechanical Light Machine’ and ‘The Secret Of Christmas Eve’. Carry on reading to check out my review of The Night The Frost Fell.

The Night The Frost Fell

Book now for 3rd-24th DECEMBER 2022
live@thelibrary Oldham Library Performance Space.
TICKETS £8 and can be booked via the website
For ages 3 to 103!

A child with a wish for Christmas. A town that lives in the shadow of a curse. A place where everyone knows the legend of Jack Frost.

On a dark and cold Christmas Eve the North winds wake the sleeping spirit and the whole town begins to freeze until time itself stands still. With time frozen and the frost getting thicker, Bobbi goes on an adventure to the mysterious world of snow and ice where polar bears roam and ice sprites make their magic. Can Bobbi discover how to lift the curse, melt the frost and save Christmas? Will her Christmas wish finally come true?

A delightful story with magical characters and enchanting music The Night the Frost Fell is a captivating tale sure to thaw even the coldest of hearts.

Sarah and James trained together at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where their first collaboration was featured at the National Student Drama Festival. Since then, they have written numerous shows together, including ‘Tis Written in the Stars (OTW, Oldham Coliseum), and The Visitor’s Book (Hope Mill Theatre).
Sarah’s credits include The Lost Story (M6 Theatre) and Letter To Boddah (Hope Mill Theatre).
James’ plethora of credits include this year’s Alice in Wonderland (New Vic Theatre), Marvellous (@sohoplace), Astley’s Astounding Adventures and Around the World in Eighty Days (New Vic Theatre).


Over the weekend, my family and I headed to Oldham Library to see The Night The Frost Fell as we were kindly invited.

We absolutely loved it! The kids were enthralled from the very start, it’s full of music and song which kept my three engaged throughout.

All three children enjoyed it, the youngest being 6 and the eldest now 10 years old. I loved the light used the performance. For most of the show, the stage was set to emphasis the cold and dark, but the use of lighting in parts was just magical!

My little girl especially loved the light up fairy wings!

We loved the giant props that seemed to magically arrive on the stage including a massive Jack Frost and a huge polar bear!

Overall, the whole family enjoyed it. It was a heartwarming and magical show perfect for the festive season! There’s something for everyone.

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