Beasty Baby Christmas show at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

This Christmas season you can experience the heart-warming tale of Theatre-Rites' Beasty Baby at Nottingham Lakeside Arts.


About Beasty Baby

In a snow-laden forest lives an adorable, sweet yet totally mischievous baby. Watch the magical mayhem unfold as three people take on the job of raising this endearing little rascal. 

Beasty Baby is a story of family life and the wonderful, but often challenging moments in a child's early years. Children will delight in the comical antics of Beasty Baby, whilst parents can reminisce on the chaotic magic of bringing up a child. It's one that will make the whole family smile. 


Shona Powell, Director at Nottingham Lakeside Arts said

I'm so looking forward to seeing this gorgeously funny piece again. Audiences are charmed by Beasty Baby whose entirely believable behaviour makes children giggle delightedly, and thier grown-ups grin knowingly. It's another triumph for Theatre Rites and director Sue buckmaster who together have created something enchanting for all the family.

A winter wonderland setting and enchanting music makes Beasty Baby a charming production that is waiting to ignite a rosy Christmas glow in all of the family. Its ingenious use of puppetry is captivating and is sure to leave everyone in agreement that this little child is a beautiful beast.

About Theatre Rites

Theatre-Rites is an award-winning theatre company in the creation of experimental theatre for children. Theatre-Rites specifically promote understanding and enjoyment of ‘object-led’ theatre and celebrate the power of visuals, puppetry and animation by working in genuine collaboration with designers, visual artists, film-makers, puppeteers, musicians, composers, actors and dancers.

At Lakeside Arts

To accompany the production, Lakeside is working in partnership with artist Jessica Kemp to transform its Wallner Gallery into Beasty Baby's wintery world. Explore the enchanting forest and the cosy log cabin where Beasty Baby's story takes place before or after the show. 

Rachel Feneley, Learning officer at Lakeside says

Come and join us to make your own beasty for our Christmas installation in the Wallner Gallery. We'll be transforming the gallery to create a magical, wintery forest filled with snowflakes, wind chimes and icicles... plus some little Beasty Babies hiding in the trees. Help us make the magic of Christmas come alive!!

You and your family can join in the fun by helping to design the installation with the Lakeside team at their FREE drop-in session on Sunday 20th November, 1 - 4pm in the Wallner Gallery. 


For children aged 3-6, and their accompanying adults, Beasty Baby looks like it will be an enchanting and entertaining evening. You won't have to worry about your little ones' attention span with this Christmas show, it'll keep them giggling throughout the 50 minute show.

When to see Beasty Baby

Beasty Baby is showing at Lakeside's Djanogly Theatre from 13th - 31st December (excluding Mondays, Christmas Day and Boxing Day) and tickets can be booked online. Tickets will cost from £8.50.