Stroppy fun is in store with Derbyshire's Babbling Vagabonds

Prince Stroppy Pants and the Christmas Caper has been announced as the Babbling Vagabonds co-production with by Derby LIVE at Derby's Guildhall Theatre for Christmas 2017.

Saturday, 18th February 2017, 11:26 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 9:31 am

It can be seen at the city centre from December 7-28.

His Royal Highness the Prince is the bossiest, stroppiest, snottiest Prince that ever did live. He is rude and he is lazy and worst of all he is given everything that he asks for.

Spoilt rotten by everyone he demands more and more until finally he demands the unthinkable: “I want Father Christmas’ Magical Sleigh and I want it now!”

With this latest outrageous request his father the Right Royal King sets out to find it. After a week of waiting the Prince starts to worry, after a month he is scared.

Join the Prince on his Christmas caper sure to bring a ton of laughs and hijinks. Will the Prince get his daddy back? Will he learn some manners along the way? Theatre-goers can find out this December, in the latest festive treat at the Guildhall Theatre.

Building on past success, this will be the fifth year Buxton-based theatre company Babbling Vagabonds return to Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre.

Created by Phil Coggins, Mark Hornsey and Tara Hornsey-Saunders, the team began making theatre shows together in 2000 after they met whilst at drama school. 
They love telling old tales or creating new, from gruesome and gory to magical and marvellous. Babbling Vagabonds enjoy putting on shows in wonderful places - sometimes indoors and sometimes out, to small groups or auditoriums.

Their past successful Christmas shows at the Guildhall Theatre include, The Christmas Chocolate Shop, Naughty Meg and the Christmas Elves, The Potty Professor’s Christmas Miracle and Captain Sprout and the Christmas Pirates.

Tickets are priced at £10-£13.50, with concessions, family tickets, school and group rates available.

Tickets can be purchased through the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800 or online at, they can also be purchased at the Sales and Information Centre, on the Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH.