The Royal Christmas Pudding

This Christmas, The Story Museum presents The Royal Christmas Pudding, a magical, musical storytelling show for families.

Written by award-winning writer, Renata Allen and songwriter and musician, David Gibb, the show revolves around brother and sister Ben and Sally, whose Dad was the royal cook.

It came about when David Gibb discovered that 90% of children had never stirred a Christmas pudding and made a wish, which got him thinking, and after teaming up with Renata, The Royal Christmas Pudding was born.

So you will meet Sally who has always dreamt of following in her father’s footsteps but due a mix up, her music- obsessed brother Ben is given the job instead.

Not only is Ben useless at cooking, but he also manages to misplace the royal Christmas pudding, risking the wrath of the King and Queen, not to mention all the wishes that went into the mixture!

After a lot of squabbling and falling out, Ben and Sally eventually call upon the stories, songs and lessons their Dad taught them, and realise that the only way to make their wishes come true is to pull together.

And just to make sure this Christmas tradition isn’t ever forgotten again, the audience are given a rundown of all the ingredients required to make a pudding in one of the songs, as well as the chance to make a Christmas wish!

The Story Museum’s Ameneh Enayat says: “Renata and David have done a masterful job of bringing our culinary siblings to life, weaving traditional stories, songs and music, and cooking up a real festive treat for all ages. I hope that in a very small way our show will help to restore a British festive tradition and, as result, lots more wishes will be coming true on Christmas Day 2022.”

Performances of the The Royal Christmas Pudding will take place from 30 November to 1 January in The Story Museum’s Woodshed Theatre. Suitable for those aged 5+. Book at