Grandad’s Big Adventure

By Charles Way

A Christmas comedy for the very young and their families.


A delightful play about a very brave young girl, Tracy, who is in hospital over Christmas awaiting a major operation. She is scared about going under the aneasthetic, and worried about missing Christmas. Fortunately she has her Grandad in hospital with her at the same time to keep her company. When they meet a strange lady in A+E who claims to be the wife of Father Christmas – who has refused to do Christmas this year – the adventure begins.

Original publicity for the play

‘Follow the amazing adventures of Tracy and her Grandad as they bravely fly where no one has flown before. Christmas is coming, but only if Grandad and Tracy can save it. Nothing is as it should be. For one thing Tracy has to spend Xmas Eve in hospital. For two things, her dad can’t get home for Xmas day, and for three things – grandad’s got a bad toe. But what’s that odd vehicle in the hospital carpark? And who is that strange lady in Accident and Emergency? Is she really Mrs Christmas?’


  • Tracy
  • Grandad
  • Dad / Tomtefar / Sam the Rhyming man
  • Mum / Tomtemor

Production history

Grandad’s Big Adventure was first commissioned and produced by the Chichester Festival Theatre.

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Age suitability

Suitable for 5 to 8 year olds and their families.


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