Horrible Christmas

Horrible Christmas


Posted 2022-12-04 by Tony Collinsfollow

Sun 11 Dec 2022 - Fri 30 Dec 2022

They have been delighting legions of fans for years, whether on television or on the live stage. And now the team behind the popular Horrible Histories series will once again be turning its wonderful and hilarious attention to the festive season in a new theatre production. Horrible Histories is embarking on a limited yuletide tour which includes two separate shows at Symphony Hall in Birmingham on Sunday 11 December, at 11.30am and 2.30pm. This latest adaptation of Horrible Christmas, which has been produced by Birmingham Stage Company , tells the story of how Christmas came to be what it is today… in true Horrible Histories style! When Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it's up to one young boy to save the day – but can he save Christmas?

A cast of eight actors is taking on the challenge of presenting a variety of diverse roles, from Victorian villains to Medieval monks, and Puritan parties to Tudor treats. The audience will be invited to join them on a fun and hair-raising adventure through the history of Christmas in the company of Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, King Henry VIII and St Nicholas himself as they all join forces to save the festive season! It promises to be a celebration of Christmas in the most wonderful, funny and moving way that theatre-goers will ever see. Horrible Christmas, which ends its brief UK run at London's Barbican Centre on December 30, is directed by Birmingham actor and director Neal Foster, whose directing credits include the Olivier Award nominated productions of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy. Neal will also be starring in the show as Sidney Claus.

He said: "I am thrilled to be opening Birmingham Stage Company's 2022 tour of Horrible Christmas at Birmingham's incredible Symphony Hall. We're all very excited to start this Horrible festive adventure, so Birmingham audiences can look forward to some truly festive fun with Horrible Christmas!" Ahead of their upcoming Birmingham shows Neal took fellow cast members Jake Lomas (Buster the Blue Nosed Reindeer) and Emma Swan (Ella the Maid) on a tour of some of the city centre's attractions, including the Big Wheel which overlooks iconic landmarks such as Symphony Hall and the Library of Birmingham.

Horrible Christmas is at Symphony Hall, a B:Music venue, on December 11 at 11.30am and 2.30pm. To book tickets, which are priced from £14.50, visit bmusic.co.uk or call the box office on 0121 780 3333 during opening hours, Monday to Friday.

!date 11/12/2022 -- 30/12/2022
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