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Written for Everything Theatre

Despite my yearly tradition of watching Love Actually, my love for Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and how much I look forward to the Doctor Who special, there can only be two stories that really sum up Christmas. One is It’s a Wonderful Life and the other is, of course, this classic: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. If you have somehow managed to make it through life without seeing, hearing or reading some incarnation of it, here’s a quick summary:

Written for Everything Theatre

The Christmas season is always a good time for lovers of both literature and theatre, with many adaptations of famous as well as lesser-known books making their way to the stage. Mr Tiger Goes Wild, brought to life by Goblin and Chelsea Theatre, might fall in the latter category, but that doesn’t make it any less of a wonderful show for children ages three and over.

Written for Everything Theatre

For anyone who’s not feeling up to the annual avalanche of cross-dressing, dirty jokes and ‘I’m sort of a celebrity, put me in a panto’-casting choices: the Rose Theatre has just the ticket for you. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe might not be your typical Christmas offering, but this family musical will get everyone in the festive spirit nevertheless.

Written for Everything Theatre

Tim and Daisy meet in a pub. They have a few drinks. They have dinner. They go back to Daisy’s place. Tim really wants to see Daisy again, but she’s not interested in a serious commitment. Based on this description you’d be forgiven for thinking that Fat Git Theatre’s (i feel fine) isnothing more than the latest bit of harmless rom-com fluff. And how wrong you would be. Because the world Daisy and Tim live in is about to end, and there’s absolutely nothing harmless or fluffy about that.

Written for Everything Theatre

124 Fallout by People Show is an interdisciplinary series of short scenes centred on the themes of terrorism, fear and the apocalypse. In a mere half hour these otherwise unrelated vignettes, that combine video, sound design and performance, paint a convincing picture of a society gone completely off the rails; a society of 1984-esque interrogations and cheery songs that advise you how to behave in case of a terrorist attack.