LONG before Buzz Lightyear, Woody and co became firm family favourites, Hans Christian Anderson wrote a timeless tale about a toy soldier who comes to life.
The Steadfast Tin Soldier, performed by Storybox Theatre in Minehead next week, tells the enduring story of the figurine who falls in love with a ballerina.
As he tries to win her, however, fate deals him a cruel hand and an extraordinary journey. Can he survive the insurmountable odds?
Clockwork toys, hand-carved puppets, live music and atmospheric lighting make this a spellbinding show for children and adults alike.
The Steadfast Tin Soldier is at the Regal Theatre, Minehead on Tuesday, February 18, 2pm. Tickets: £3. Box office: 01643 706430, www.regaltheatre.co.uk.