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The Family Hoffman's Christmas Mystery Palace


  • Playwright

    Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney  Conor Mitchell 

  • Synopsis

    A magical Christmas story of the circus family, Hoffman. They are a troupe of performers living in the golden age of magic. Their desire is to inspire wonder in us all: their ambition is to offer young eyes feats of impossibilites they'll never forget.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The original production also included 10 ensemble actors.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Harold Greg Fossard
Alexander Hugh Brown
Willard Philip Judge
Marie Flo Fields
Bess Kirsty Marie Ayers
The Beadle Abigail McGibbon
Ensemble Robert Anderson
Ensemble Robert Beggs
Ensemble Callum Blair
Ensemble Elaine Dubbelaar
Ensemble Rebecca Henderson
Ensemble Cillian Lenaghan
Ensemble Katie Malseed
Ensemble Rebecca McCreary
Ensemble Laura Jane Patton
Ensemble Adam Williamson
Production Team  
Director Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney
Musical Director Conor Mitchell
Composer Conor Mitchell
Choreographer Rachel Birch-Lawson
Production Manager Michael Kyle
Stage Manager Georgie Ross
Assistant Stage Manager Lyndsey Hoe
Lighting Designer Kevin Smith
Costumes Elle Kent
Set Designer Stevie Bamford
Illusion Consultant Paul Gomac
Technical Stage Manager Darren Willingham

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Cahoots NI

  • Address

    Cathedral Quarter Managed Workspace, 109 – 113 Royal Avenue
    Belfast BT1 1FF
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9043 4349

  • Email


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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the company's administrative files and press cuttings.