The Ballad of Rudy at Cornerstone Didcot


18 December 2021

24 December 2021
Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot
Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road
OX11 7NE

The Ballad of Rudy at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

The Ballad of Rudy at Cornerstone Didcot

In this story, Rudy doesn’t have a red nose. Rather, it’s his talent for new and exciting music that sets him apart from all the other Reindeer.

Together with a magical Jazz Penguin, he goes on an adventure that teaches him that life isn’t about following the herd.

Funny, warm and with a massive heart, this show features live music, original songs and lots of imagination, guaranteed to have children aged 3+ mesmerised throughout.

Sing the blues with a Polar Bear, jam with the Puffins and beat-box with an Arctic Fox. It all happens at the North Pole Jazz Lounge – the coooolest place on earth.

The Ballad of Rudy was Goblin’s first-ever show back in 2013, and it has been brought back to various venues since, including the Royal Exchange Manchester, as the Studio Christmas show in 2015.

In 2018 Rudy was the Studio Christmas show at the New Wolsey, Ipswich. In 2020, a one-off storytelling version of the show was live-streamed from the iconic Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel in London’s Piccadilly.

Director: Matt Hassall, Associate Designer: Rachael Light, Composers: Will Dollard, David Lydon & Mary Erskine, Writer: Matt Borgatti

★★★★★ “Brilliant… there is so much to enjoy in this innovative piece of children’s theatre” —WhatsOnStage

★★★★★ “Excellent… An ideal introduction to theatre” —Oxford Times

★★★★ “A classic Christmas tale with a jazzy twist…and adults will have a wonderful time too!” —Everything Theatre


Standard tickets – £11.50, Concession tickets – £9.50, Family of 4 tickets – £36.00

Book tickets

Relaxed & signed shows

There will be relaxed and signed shows on Sunday 19 December. Doors will remain open, and house lights will stay on for these showings.

School bookings

£8.50 (with one teacher free per 10 pupils on the booking, additional teachers are just £11.50).

For school bookings, please contact our box office. School-specific booking dates and times for this show are Tuesday 14, Thursday 16 and Friday 17 December at 10.00am and 1.00pm.

To contact the box office, please e-mail cornerstone@southoxon.gov.uk or call on 01235 515144.