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

Watermans, Brentford

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