AUTHOR Michael Morpurgo and actress Juliet Stevenson will be bringing a magical fairytale to Salisbury Cathedral this Christmas.

The pair will be performing Morpurgo’s On Angel Wings, the story of a young boy left behind to tend to the flock when the shepherds are invited to follow the star to visit the newborn baby Jesus.

But the Angel Gabriel returns for him and takes him on a magical, memorable flight to be the first to witness the Christmas miracle.

Tickets are £12 for adults and £6 for children under 14 and are available from Salisbury Playhouse box office on 01722 320333 or at

• From December 15, the cathedral is also festive activities including craft sessions, story time around the crib, festive fun for the under fives and a nativity service, Follow the Star, on Christmas Eve at 4pm.

Sarah Rickett, director of learning and outreach, said: “We look forward to welcoming both local families and those visiting the city for Christmas to get involved in the fun.”

In full:

• Festive fun for the under fives is on Monday, December 17 between 10.30am to 11.30am at £2 per child.

• Young at art: all things Christmassy (for ages five to 12) runs from Thursday, December 20 until Saturday, December 22 in the Education Centre. It’s £4 per child and takes place between 10am to 12pm and from 1pm to 3pm.

• Christmas storytime runs from Thursday, December 20 to Saturday, December 22, from 12.15pm to 12.30pm, and is free.

To book call 01722 555180 or email