Hullabaloo Winter Wonderland

Theatre Hullabaloo are proud to present a new winter wonderland installation behind the glass at The Hullabaloo for people to visit on Borough Road from 17th – 24th December.

Inside its warm, toasty and safe, but outside its magical, so pull on your wellies and hat and visit a snowy woodland inhabited by fantastical creatures. See if you can spot the Arctic hares, busily growing the Christmas Spirit, or a plump owl reading his favourite festive stories in amongst the enchanted toadstools.

Everything this winter, through the eyes of the children, is beautiful but a bit upside down, however there is still space to play and the magic is alive at The Hullabaloo this Christmas.

Theatre Hullabaloo are proud to present a new winter wonderland installation behind the glass at The Hullabaloo for people to visit on Borough Road from 17th – 24th December. Designed by Kim McDermottroe with an original soundscape by Wayne Walker-Allen, Hullabaloo Winter Wonderland is a festive scene that captures the magic of this special time of year for children – with a uniquely 2020 twist!

Important information

If you are nearby, please do come and visit our window but please remember to keep your distance from others to keep everyone safe.

Theatre Hullabaloo would like to extend thanks to Great Place Tees Valley Reconnecting Communities Fund for their support of our festive activity programme.

Meet the stars

Kim McDermottroe, Greener Lavelle

Lead Artist / Designer

Kim McDermottroe is most well-known locally for the fantastical creatures she brings to life for the flagship Northern Festivals. Kim’s formal education took her to Cleveland College of Art and Design in Hartlepool where she found her passion for creating and transforming the mundane into something wondrous. She went on to specialise in costume design and construction. This degree seeded the creation of Greener Lavelle, for which she won Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003 and has been going strong for the past 17 years. Greener Lavelle has provided historical and fantastical creations for museums, theatre, carnivals and short film.

She has worked for museums throughout the UK and her work can be found locally in The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Preston Park Museum and parading the streets during Stockton International Riverside Festival.

She was also commissioned to produce Captain Cook Costumes for the 1770 Festival in Australia.

Wayne Walker-Allen

Sound Artist

Wayne has been creating music professionally for over twenty years. He has created music for, and performed in, contemporary dance works and theatre productions for adults and young audiences. This includes work for Nottingham Playhouse, Theatre Hullabaloo, WinterWalker, Dance United, Richard Alston Dance Company and Darren Ellis Dance.

Wayne’s influences reach from traditional and modern folk music to experimental contemporary music via indie pop, alternative punk and ambient electronica.

His work has been performed at The Royal Opera House; Sadler’s Wells; The Robin Howard Theatre; Nottingham Playhouse; Birmingham Rep; Salisbury Playhouse; St Paul’s Cathedral; Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto, Canada and Karlovac International Dance Festival in Croatia.

Alongside more traditional music composition, Wayne has always been drawn to creating soundscapes; audio work that emphasises or changes the space it occupies through multi-source playback and surround/immersive sound design. He has recently created several surround soundscapes that include localised ‘sound pools’ for creative play installations for Theatre Hullabaloo.


Wayne is also Co-Artistic Director of WinterWalker, a physical theatre company making work for children and families.

Ali Rigby-Roberts

Production Manager

Tina Frank

Design Assistant

Dave Wilson

Volunteer Design Assistant

Reuben Bradley

Volunteer Design Assistant

Rob Irish

Film and Photography

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