The Queen's Hall Arts Centre is set to release early-bird tickets for their Chistmas Show.

The brand new exciting show heading to the Hexham venue is called 'The Remarkable Robin Armstrong’s Extraordinary Christmas Adventure'.

It is a Queen’s Hall Arts and Alnwick Playhouse production written by Elijah Young and directed by Mark Calvert and tickets go on sale later this week.

The story is about an adventurous young girl called Robin Armstrong, who is obsessed with all things magic and lives in a northern mining village famous for its fairy tale and folklore.

Audiences can join Robin for an extraordinary adventure as she discovers magic and the power of friendship. Audiences also will wonder whether or not she can save her Grandmother in time for Christmas.

North East playwright Elijah Young has been commissioned to write the show. He has been named as British Theatre Guide's Most Promising Newcomer and is an Associate Artist at Live Theatre Newcastle where his writing was first performed, in 2019.

He was also Young Writer in Residency at the Customs House Takeover festival, his play Isolation premiered at Alphabetti Theatre. Additionally, he was recently selected to be a part of the BBC North East writers development programme.

Speaking about his first Christmas commission, Elijah said: "Writing this show has been so much fun. It's a modern fairytale that will give you all the Christmassy feels and you will fall in love with our main character.

"It’s for kids but most definitely for adults too - there's something for everyone, and it's the kind of show you want to go as a family to watch. And it's magical, who doesn't love a bit of magic?!

"I can't wait to share it with audiences at the Queen’s Hall!”

The creative team includes director Mark Calvert who has a strong track record, having directed large scale family Christmas shows for five years at Northern Stage, including The Wizard of Oz, James and the Giant Peach and A Christmas Carol.

Mark said: “The message at the heart of this show is the importance of family and holding onto the idea, for as long as you dare, that magic does exist in our sometimes humdrum world.

"The show is set in the mines of Northumberland but they’re not the mines we all know. These mines are full of magic and adventure, populated by goblins, wizards and faeries who help and hinder our heroine, so she can find her way home.

"It has all of the ingredients of a great Christmas tale and Elijah and I, along with the rest of the creative team, are working hard to give Queen's Hall audiences a proper theatrical treat.”

Artistic director Martin’s theatre credits include The Snow Queen for Northern Stage.

The cast will be announced in October following an open casting call for North East actors.

Katy Taylor, Artistic Director/Chief Executive of Queen's Hall Arts said: "We’re delighted to welcome local families back to the Queen’s Hall this Christmas with a magical festive show for the whole family set in the North East.

"And we’re really excited to be working with such a brilliant team and our co-producers at Alnwick Playhouse to create Remarkable Robin here in Hexham, our audiences are in for a real treat!”

The Remarkable Robin Armstrong’s Extraordinary Christmas Adventure is at the Queen’s Hall from December 10-28 and is suitable for all ages.

Tickets start from £12, early bird tickets are on sale from September 30 to October 4. For more information or to book tickets visit or call the box office on 01434 652 477.