It’s the 1st of December. The countdown to Christmas is on in Elvedon, everyone’s scrambling to find the perfect gift, and all the shops are heaving – well almost all of them. Lovelace’s Boots & Shoes hasn’t seen much action lately, but Elvira is hopeful, there’s still a few weeks left, right? Everyone needs shoes, and they’re the only shoe shop in town.
Elvira has bucket-loads of talent, her shoe designs are legendary, just ask her best buddy Frank. It’s just a shame her boyfriend Englebert doesn’t appreciate her, er, we mean her shoes… But he’s a catch, everyone says so! And then there’s Elvira’s father – Norbert – who has owned the shop all his life, and knows exactly what people want… better than the customers know themselves! Who wants fancy green Wheezies when you could have sensible grey boots?
Elvira dreams of the perfect Christmas… and making an honest man out of Englebert, but it’s going to take some serious help from two very special visitors to turn things around! Together, can Elvira, Frank and the Elves work their magic to save the shop, overcome the odds and make all of Elvira’s wedding dreams come true… All before Christmas Day?
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Starring Darren Latham, Emma Swan and Ryan Penny fresh from Theatre in the Forest, Joanna Carrick’s adaptation of The Elves and the Shoemaker is the perfect feel-good love story full of shoes, shenanigans and something for everyone this December!
• The Elves & The Shoemaker will be at the Avenue Theatre, Ipswich from 7th until 31st December. To book tickets visit www.redrosechain.com or telephone the Box Office on 01473 603388.