Presented by Wilton's Music Hall

26th November to 31st December . 7.30pm Monday - Saturday; Weekly matinees; 2.30pm .
£12.50 - £36 full price, £10 - £32 concessions
Previews 27th November - 1st December
BSL Interpreted Performance, 8th Dec

From the writer who brought you Wilton’s Christmas Carol, A Sunday Times Best Christmas Show of 2019 and the much-loved The Box of Delights.

Whatever you do, no matter how much he cries, don’t go out in the snow.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s famous seasonal ghost story is brought to the stage for the very first time, in a thrilling, frightening and utterly original adaptation. 

1918. A nurse, recently back from the front, is haunted by her wartime experience. But when she finds herself at a séance, recalling memories of a lonely childhood Christmas on the Northumbrian moors, she also unearths a dark secret that refuses to remain in the shadows… 

Spine chilling festive drama in Britain’s oldest surviving grand music hall from the team that brought you The Box of Delights. 


Cast includes
Debbie Chazen as Estelle
Safiyya Ingar as Hester

Victoria Hamnett as Understudy

Creative Team
Writer – Piers Torday
Director – Justin Audibert
Designer – Tom Piper
Lighting Designer – Jess Bernberg
Composer and Sound Designer – Ed Lewis
Video Designer - Hayley Egan
Casting Director – Helena Palmer
Magic Consultants – Morgan and West
Assistant Director – Rohan Gotobed

Recommended age 12+
This is a ghost story - not suitable to those of a nervous disposition.

Running Time 85 minutes + interval

Photos by Nobby Clark 

The Child in the Snow 
has been supported by The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.

The production you are buying a ticket for is being sold at full capacity, in line with the current government guidelines. However, there is a chance that by the time the production happens we may be requested by law to return to a socially distanced capacity. 

If we have to reduce the capacity then we will confirm bookings based on the date on which they were booked with the earliest bookings being given priority. If there is not space for everyone then later bookings will be notified and we will attempt to exchange your ticket/s for another performance of the same production. If this is not possible you will be eligible for a full refund.

They like it

  • Pure magic

    Daily Mail

  • An enjoyable family treat...in this most special of venues.


  • A child in the snow’ is a delicious blend of black humour and gothic horror, if you only see one show over the festive season make it this one.


  • audiences will enjoy the carefully crafted seasonal atmosphere both within and without the auditorium


  • perfectly timed jump scares, and bone chilling moments, this play is a definite must see for any lovers of ghost stories and supernatural horror


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