Nicholas Allan is the author/illustrator of many best selling picture books, including The Queen’s Knickers, Father Christmas Needs A Wee, Where Willy Went and Jesus’ Christmas Party. His books are translates into twenty languages and winner of many awards, including a BAFTA, The Children’s Book Award, The Sheffield Book Award, and the Coventry Book Award for most loved picture book of the last twenty years.He is also the author of the picture book Hilltop Hospital, and wrote the episodes of the television series adapted from it. Hilltop Hospital has been shown in over forty countries. Jesus’ Christmas Party has become s standard schools musical available from Starshine Music. The Queen’s Knickers, Father Christmas Needs A Wee and The Giant Loo Roll are musicals on regular national tour. A new musical of the sequel to Father Christmas Needs A Wee, called Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps, begins this Autumn, ending with a Westend run.