This Christmas, London’s getting a Dickens experience with a twist.
Not of the Oliver variety, that is – but of the fully-immersive, Christmas feast-bearing, rollicking festive spectacular variety.
You see, renowned theatrical troupers, The Flanagan Collective (behind The Great Gatsby and The Bunker Trilogy, amongst others) are bringing their critically acclaimed, convivial take on A Christmas Carol back to London for the seventh year running. They’ve put in more hours than Bob Cratchit over the past few Christmases to hone it into a barnstorming blinder of a show, the likes of which you’ve probably never seen before. Unless you’ve seen it before.
But if you haven’t, here’s what you can expect:
Plunging you right into the heart of proceedings, you’ll be enlisted by your ghostly MC, Jacob Marley, in his quest to stop Scrooge being such a – well, Scrooge. He’s hoping to achieve this through the medium of raucous parlour games, cockle-warming Christmas singalongs, and a general abundance of festive cheer. Expect impromptu renditions of Slade on the guitar, eccentric moments of improv, and an entirely manageable amount of audience participation. The best part of which occurs in the form of –
Cooked up by Masterchef 2013 champion, Natalie Coleman, the mid-show feast comprises a sumptuous Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, including pigs in blankets, roasties, honey roasted parsnips and pork, sage and onion stuffing. And if you’ve still room after all that, there’ll be a festively-scented clementine and pomegranate pavlova, served with orange blossom cream and mulled spiced syrup.
Just be careful how you go about asking for more…
NOTE: A Christmas Carol runs at 7.30pm Tuesday – Sunday (plus Saturday matinees at 4pm) until 30th December. Tickets cost £65 (inc. a donation to Centrepoint), and can be booked right HERE. If you have any dietary requirements for the feast, simply drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Christmas Carol | Scrooge’s Parlour, 3 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6PG
Image credits: Mat Johns
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