Fun and high spirits for family

Only 80 Miles To Christmas, by Riding Lights Theatre Company
Only 80 Miles To Christmas, by Riding Lights Theatre Company

Riding Lights Theatre Company will ensure that your route towards Christmas is full of fun and high spirits with the highly acclaimed Christmas production Only Eighty Miles to Christmas.

This delightful show, described as a ‘joyous cavalcade of a play’ was performed to the great delight of many audiences on a short tour last Christmas.

It can be seen on Saturday, November 30, from 7pm, at St Lawrence’s Church, Church Street, Heanor.

Only 80 Miles to Christmas!, Nigel Forde’s retelling of the traditional nativity story, is the latest in a line of popular, warm-hearted and hilarious Christmas shows taken around the country by this innovative professional theatre company.

The performance lasts approximately one hour and is for ages five and over.

Full of wonderful story-telling, chaos and puppets, Only 80 Miles To Christmas is the perfect Riding Lights Christmas experience for young and old alike.

You’d think it would be simple carpenter on his own, pops down to Bethlehem to register for the census….an easy enough trip…no problem. But Mary wants to come too.

Suddenly the journey takes on a new life, full of travel cots and squeaky toys, terrifying traffic wardens and Persian philosophers, not to mention a wildly mischievous camel called Desmond.

Suitable for the whole family, the show is full of laughter, excitement and unexpected twists.

Please visit for a full tour schedule, information and online booking.

Call the box office for tickets on 01773 719800. Tickets cost £6/£4 concs/£18 (family of four).