Liza has gone missing, and no-one knows where she can be.
One thing’s for certain: those mysterious Winter Sprites have something to do with it.
Every winter, these tiny elf-like creatures can be found hiding in pockets, shoes and sock drawers,
watching everything and hearing everyone.
But how are they connected with Liza’s disappearance?
Can they help to find her?
And what is inside the mysterious Winter Sprite’s strange suitcase?
Follow Liza into a colourful whirlwind of stories and adventure, led by a tiny Sprite with a fascination for snowflakes
and where things may never be the same again.
Using a captivating blend of shadow puppetry, storytelling and enchanting original songs, Paper Balloon present this funny, quirky and enchanting show for family audiences aged 3 and up.
“This was engrossing and thought provoking theatre for children at its best… I’d rate it among the top of the family theatre I’ve experienced.” Cath Little, Daily Info November 2015
“Once Upon A Snowflake is peppered with really magical moments, created by excellent shadow-puppetry, enchanting songs and fantastic audience interaction that make this show an enjoyable experience for everyone.” Emily Jones, Bargain Theatreland November 2015
“The top end of Children’s Theatre. Playful, imaginative and original” Audience member (spring 2014)
Once Upon a Snowflake is now taking bookings for Xmas 2016. To book this quirky and unique alternative Xmas show, please contact
Previous Tour List
Deutsches Schule Moskau, Moscow
Trikster Theatre, Moscow
Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury
Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot
Pegasus Theatre, Oxford
Half Moon Theatre, London
Arts Depot, London
Harrow Arts Centre, London
Once Upon a Snowflake original Creative Team:
Director: Maria Litvinova
Designer: Nomi Everall
Movement Director: Karl Sullivan
Writer: Erin Dewar
Deviser/Performers: Alex Kanefsky and Katie Boon
Musician/Composer/Lyricist: Darren Clark
Production Manager: James Ball
Paper Balloon Theatre Company are a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Registered office Flat 4, 40-42 Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, London N16 6XT Registered Company No. 7898997