TouchedTheatre commissioned by Z-arts
The Gift

A gorgeous new puppetry production for very young audiences from the company behind Twinkle Twinkle.  

At Christmas-time the magic will find you anywhere – even in space!  

Join grumpy astronaut Noli, as they embark on their biggest adventure yet – making a very special new friend!  


Created especially for young audiences, this immersive production fuses brilliant puppetry, light, animation and music to create an unforgettable, and fully Covid-secure, Christmas theatre treat.  

Because Christmas is a time for giving, and friendship is the very best gift of all.  

About TouchedTheatre

TouchedTheatre make high quality contemporary theatre with puppetry at its heart. The company is a collaboration between award-winning puppeteer Darren East (Offies 2015, former Associate Artist of Little Angel Theatre) and experienced dramaturg and producer Beccy Smith, alongside a host of brilliant associate artists in performance, puppetry, design and sound. Our work is most interested in the point where moving, original storytelling about the world we live in now meets the thrilling possibilities of puppetry.

TouchedTheatre are nationally recognised specialists in using puppetry, storytelling and film to work with young people and adults experiencing mental health difficulties. Go to Puppetry & Mental Health to see more.

TouchedTheatre are part of the Puppetry Development Consortium. We co-run Brighton Puppetry School and support local emerging and established puppetry artists through our regular Punched nights of new puppetry cabaret for adults.


Running Time: 40 minutes
Dates & times

22 December • 11:00
22 December • 12:30
22 December • 14:00
23 December • 11:00
23 December • 12:30
23 December • 14:00

Tickets for this event are sold through our box office.

Tickets are available online 24 hours a day, by clicking the button above.

Telephone and in-person ticket sales are open Monday to Friday 12pm – 5pm, and 1 hour before each performance.

Tel: 0114 327 3456


The venue does not currently have wheelchair access, and there are 3 stairs from pavement to foyer, and 32 stairs from foyer to theatre. We will be undertaking the building work to install a lift in 2023, but there is not currently a lift available at the venue.

We are dedicated to making your experience at The Montgomery as accessible as possible. If you or your child have any specific access requirements please contact and we will be more than happy to help make your visit more enjoyable.


An absolutely wonderful piece of calming, absorbing, and magical entertainment
Reviewer No 9 

Twinkle Twinkle – Children’s Theatre Review

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