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Join in the snowball fight and help Buddy Save Christmas

Coalisland audiences are being offered the chance to take part in an re-enactment of one of the most famous scenes from a classic Christmas film.

The newly formed Island Theatre Company are promising a completely immersive festive experience with their first production Buddy Saves Christmas, which takes to the stage next weekend.

Set up in Coalisland, this not-for-profit drama group, aims to encourage people of all ages and walks of life to get involved in theatre.

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It will stage an all-singing, all-dancing interactive interpretation of the classic film Elf, which features well-known actors and some extremely talented first time performers.

“We can promise people a fantastic night of entertainment which will really get the Christmas spirit going,” said Tommy Nixon, who is both an actor and producer for the company.

“The show is a faithful re-telling of the much-loved movie Elf, weaving many popular Christmas songs into the story.

“There are also lots of opportunities for audience involvement, including taking part in the famous snowball fight in Central Park.”

Tommy says kids of all ages will be enchanted by the production.

He continued, “They will even have the chance to chat with Santa, Papa Elf and all his little helpers and magical creatures, including a talking snowman and a Narwahl.

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“They can also get involved in the action by actually helping Buddy to save Christmas and making Santa’s sleigh fly again.”

With brilliant special effects, many of your favourite festive songs and an interactive audience experience, this show promises to be the ultimate Christmas event for children and their parents.

• You can be part of the Buddy Saves Christmas experience by heading to Coalisland Parochial Centre on Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are available from Boyz 2 Men barbers, Coalisland and The Hair Gallery, Clonoe.

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