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The Snowman
The Snowman and The Snowdog

The magic and wonder of The Snowman™, created by Raymond Briggs over 40 years ago, continues to enchant families and fans today. First published in 1978 as a picture book, the film has become part of what makes Christmas for many families. Along with the 2012 sequel The Snowman and The Snowdog, the two films have been nominated or won an Academy Award, a BAFTA and a Bulldog award.

Carrot Productions has staged The Snowman for over a decade, with more than 400 performances to date. We are delighted to have been commissioned by Penguin to adapt The Snowman and The Snowdog for live performance to film, with the premiere scheduled in Winter 2024.

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“Sheer brilliance…a truly enchanting Christmas experience”
"It made my heart both sing and melt"
“Magical! The best family event we’ve ever been to”

Two classic Christmas stories

The Snowman and The Snowdog

December 2024
The Place, Placeton

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The Snowman Tour

As world-leading performers of The Snowman film with orchestra, we have staged over 400 live performances of the much-loved film over the last decade. 


The Snowman Tour has a uniquely loyal, multi-generational audience, with a large number of our 200,000+ audience members returning year-on-year. 

Where we've been 


Our tours of The Snowman have taken place at many of the UK's most spectacular Cathedrals and venues, including York, Chester, Durham, Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals, alongside major concert halls and venues worldwide. See where all our shows and tours have been.

The Snowman Tour 2024

Details of the 2024 tour are coming soon...

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Howard Blake

Howard Blake, OBE, is an English composer, conductor, and pianist whose career has spanned more than 50 years, and produced more than 650 works. Blake's most successful work is his soundtrack for The Snowman film, which includes 'Walking in the Air'.


“I was walking on the beach and this tune came into my head” wrote Briggs. “And I thought, ‘That’s it!’. It just came to me, and I wrote it on an envelope". When Blake saw the hand-drawn images of the boy and the snowman, he immediately said, “That’s where that tune belongs!”.

Schooltime Showtime - Clarinettist _ Carrot Productions

Raymond Briggs

Raymond Briggs, CBE, was an English illustrator, cartoonist, graphic novelist and author who achieved critical and popular success among adults and children throughout his lifetime.


He produced a treasure trove of books including Father Christmas, Fungus the Bogeyman, When the Wind Blows, The Bear and Ethel & Ernest.

His best-known work, The Snowman, was voted one of The Greatest Children’s Books of All Time in a 2023 BBC Culture poll of 177 book experts from across 56 countries.

Walking in the Air... from home!

A very special video created by our wonderful musicians and soloist Cormac Thompson during the 2020 summer lockdown. All the parts were recorded individually by the musicians at home, sent to us to mix, and accompanied by video clips filmed in a variety of unusual situations!

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Hire these shows

The Snowman and The Snowman and The Snowdog films and accompanying scores are now available for orchestras and venues to hire worldwide.

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