This week, the colourful characters from our festive production for young families, Emily Brown and the Thing, laced up their boots for a fun-filled afternoon at Ice Skate Birmingham and a stop off at the Birmingham Big Wheel.

Emily Brown, her friend Stanley the rabbit and The Thing took time off between performances to take to the ice and celebrate the festive period here in Birmingham – take a look at the photos in the gallery above.

Based on the much-loved book by Cressida Cowell (author of How to Train your Dragon) and Neal Layton, Tall Stories’ (creators of The Gruffalo and The Snail and the Whale stage shows) highly acclaimed production follows the adventures of Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit, Stanley. This festive family show is suitable for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups, featuring original music, puppetry, physical storytelling and plenty of comedy.

Emily Brown and the Thing plays at the Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome until Sunday 6 January 2019 with tickets priced at just £12.50 and family tickets for £32 (Up to 3 children with 1 adult or 2 adults and 2 children) – click here to book online.