Celebrities line up to read Christmas stories at the Print Room

Details of Print Room at the Coronet’s Winter’s Tales have today been revealed. A stellar line up of well-known names will read their favourite festive stories. During the first week of December, classic and contemporary tales will be brought to life for children and families in the beautiful and intimate setting of the Coronet.

On Wednesday 6 December Mel Giedroyc, best known as one half of duo Mel & Sue original co-hosts of The Great British Bake Off, will read Agatha Christie’s The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, followed by BRIT Award-winning singer and songwriter Emeli Sandé (7 December) treating audiences to one of her favourite childhood tales. Penelope Wilton (8 December), the Olivier Award-winning actress widely known as Isabel Crawley in Downton Abbey, takes to the stage with select stories from Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. Poet and novelist, Ben Okri will be performing a new story, written especially for Winter’s Tales (9 December). British actor, Toby Stephens, will end the first week, reading the Roald Dahl classic and family favourite, The Twits (10 December). Completing the lineup will be BAFTA Award-winning actor Tom Hollander, comedian and author Shappi Khorsandi and Jamie Glover. Further details will be announced shortly.

Winter’s Tales is supporting Give a Book, a local charity gifting books to a wide range of people who might otherwise not have access to them in schools, prisons and other organisations. 20 free tickets per performance will also be offered to local schools, via Give a Book, particularly those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Winter’s Tales will also help to raise funds and awareness for the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation Grenfell Tower fund. The K&C Foundation is an independent local charity and 100% of the money it receives for the fund will support the residents who lived in Grenfell Tower and others affected from the local community.