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Be Enchanted by 'Wee Red Fae the Woods' at New Lanark's Festive Panto

New Lanark Panto

The team at New Lanark World Heritage Site are delighted to present this year's wonderful fun-filled pantomime, Wee Red Fae The Woods, brought to New Lanark by the Arkeen Theatre Company. Based on the classic fairy-tale, with a Scottish twist, children and adults alike will love this enchanting fun tale, this festive season.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to the panto. Pantomine literally means ‘all kinds of mime’ and it’s generally accepted it was modelled on the early Masques of the Elizabethan and Stuart days.  The role reversal of the Dame being played by a man and Principal Boy played by a girl probably evolved from the Tudor ‘Feast of Fools’ presided over by the Lord of Misrule. So it goes back a long way.

The Arkeen version of Wee Red Fae The Woods does indeed include the naughty villain. The family friendly pantomime tells the timeless story of Red as it exports you on a magical journey as your favourite fairytale comes to life in a fun-packed pantomime for the whole family. Find out the secret ingredient that gives the forest animals the strength of a bear, the wisdom of an owl and the cunning of a fox. Rap, dance, shout and blow the house down!

This classic tale is to be presented at New Lanark World Heritage Site by this much loved local theatre group on Saturdays & Sundays from the 23rd of November until Christmas Eve – curtain up at 12noon, 2pm or 3.30pm. The show is suitable for children. Tickets are £5 each or £17 for 2 Adults, 2 children or £21 for 2 Adults and 3 children and are available to buy at:

Make a whole festive day or weekend of it. You may feel like you have arrived in Lapland, as you enjoy our ‘New Lanark Christmas Experience’. New Lanark’s magical location, resembling a giant toy factory silently nestled at the foot of the Clyde valley, creates the perfect backdrop for a magical family day out and Christmas festivities for young and old this season. Your ticket includes the Spirit of Christmas Ride, which will take you on a magical journey into Christmas, on a sparkling festive ride. Meet your guide, Holly, who will tell you all about Christmas past and present before visiting Santa’s Grotto and enjoying some Festive arts and crafts. Santa’s elves are also planning some fun activities too.

Our Makers Markets also returns for the Christmas season featuring the best of Scottish Makers, Crafters, Artists and Designers. Whether you are looking for gifts, homeware or just a special something for yourself, you'll be sure to find something you'll love at New Lanark Makers Market. The markets will be held throughout the end of November and December in the indoor Exhibition Gallery on Level 2 of Mill 2. 

For more information about Christmas Events at New Lanark World Heritage Site click here.