Cat and Dog at Christmas

Storytelling for Early Years and Key Stage 1 children

A seasonal celebration with story, song, dance and music and lots of participation for young children and a little bit of magic as well.

Themes: Friendship, Cooperation, Patience, Resilience, Time and Trust.

Cat has been invited to bring her friends the Dog’s party, but for different reasons, they all need to stop along the way. They arrive late and miss all the fun, so they have to make up their own games.

Cat and Dog at Christmas is a story for exploring in the classroom and retelling at home, to develop language and a love of the natural world.


Performance Schedule
Cat and Dog and Christmas and Wintry Tales 2023

November 2023

Wed 22 St Catherine’s, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thurs 23 Hillview Infants School, Sunderland

Fri 24 Hillview Infants School, Sunderland

Wed 29 Hadrian Special School, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thur 30 Seaton Sluice First School, North Tyneside


December 2023

Mon 4  Brunton Park First School
Tue 5 Brunton Park First School

Thur 7  West Jesmond School, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thur 14 Cheviot School, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thurs 14 Farne Primary School, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 15 Fulwell Infants School, Sunderland

Mon 18 Ravenswood Primary School, Newcastle upon Tyne

Wed 20  Chillingham Road Primary School, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thur 28 Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle  PUBLIC PERFORMANCE


Every 10th performance is given free children with Special needs.

Chris is The Storyteller on a bike and with last years prices

  • Cat and Dog at Christmas is for a maximum audience of 100
  • The story lasts for 45 minutes
  • The performance can be told in a School Hall or large classroom.
  • Parents and Guardian are welcome
  • On the same day there can be further Wintry Stories for older children in KS1 or KS2 - max Audience 100

Design by Alison Ashton, Illustration Sally Pilkington

Download a printable Cat and Dog at Christmas colouring-in sheet!