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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Spymonkey production

 

SPYMONKEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

 

Directed by Ed Gaughan

 

Performed by Aitor Basauri, Petra Massey, Toby Park & Sophie Russell

 

Live music by Ross Hughes, Marcus Penrose & David Insua-Cao

 

Designed by Alice Power

 

Created by Ed Gaughan, Spymonkey, Matthew Crosby, Sophie Russell & Alice Power (after Charles Dickens)

 

Lighting Design by Colin Grenfell

 

Sound Design by Laura Selby for Brains & Hunch

 

Assistant Director Georgia Murphy

 

LIVERPOOL PLAYHOUSE 8th Dec 2018 - 12th Jan 2019

 

BOX OFFICE www.everymanplayhouse.com

 

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The perfect Christmas show for lovers of laughter, music and Charles Dickens’s greatest story, brought to life in splendidly festive fashion by those artists of comedic invention and madcap delight, Spymonkey.

 

Toby Park, Petra Massey, Aitor Basauri and Sophie Russell, alongside director Ed Gaughan, and a musical line-up including Ross Hughes and Marcus Penrose, will reprise the creative team behind the sell-out success of Mrs Hudson's Christmas Corker at Wiltons Music Hall London in 2014.

 

Don your best Victorian bib-and-tucker and hold on to your stovepipe hat, as you're whisked through Victorian London and beyond, led by the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future on a flight of theatrical fancy. ‘Not that far back, you irrepressible comedy loons!’ Mr Dickens would surely protest. ‘I’m pretty sure the Nativity story did NOT make an appearance in my Christmas Carol!’.

 

‘No matter!’ Scrooge will say, dancing a jig through the frozen streets, dressed only in his nightshirt, as he finally understands what Christmas is all about. And so, good friends, will we - with a tear in our eye, clutching our loved ones close about us and counting our many, many blessings!

 

Join us at Liverpool Playhouse for this riotously good-natured musical comedy treat, bless my jiggit!

 

 

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Praise for Mrs Hudson's Christmas Corker 2014

 

 

★★★★

“Giddily enjoyable. Beat that,

National Theatre!”

Financial Times

 

 

★★★★

“Delivers the giddy pleasures of panto, shamelessly tasteless… Irresistible absurdity… The brandy on the pudding.”

London Evening Standard

 

 

★★★★★

“This madcap take on the classic, glistening like a jewel, is a treat to season your Christmas with much-needed hilarity. Mischievous, clever and warm.”

Whatsonstage.com

 

 

★★★★★

“Ever-superb Spymonkey are a national treasure. A genuine corker. For those looking for something cheekier and crazier than the average panto, the perfect treat.”

This Is Cabaret

 

 

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About the Creative Team

 

In 2014 we were invited by Wiltons Music Hall to work on a Christmas Show which became MRS HUDSON'S CHRISTMAS CORKER. That creative team created a joyful Christmas show which garnered brilliant reviews and sold out shows. We are delighted to be bringing them back together for our version of Charles Dickens's greatest story.

 

Here's a little reminder of the delights of this unique line-up of musical and comedic talents: Petra's unique reading of the role of King Herod, with music from the fab  Ross Hughes, Marcus Penrose and Magnus Mehta.

 

 

 

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Publicity Credits

 

Studio photography by John Hunter for Ruler

 

Graphic design by Toby Park

 

Illustrations by Chris Riddell

 

Costumes & Art Direction by Lucy Bradridge

 

Make-up by Sharon Wilmore

 

Costume Assistant Flora Moyes

 

Production Manager Andrew McCabe

 

Rehearsal Photographs Brian Roberts & Maja Park-Roesel

REHEARSAL PICS

Pictures by Brian Roberts & Maja Park-Roesel

web design by TORK

 

OFFICE: UNIT 7B LEVEL 3 NORTH, NEW ENGLAND HOUSE

NEW ENGLAND STREET BRIGHTON BN1 4GH UK

T: +44 (0)1273 045039

E: info@spymonkey.co.uk

 

 

 

 

OFFICE: UNIT 7B LEVEL 3 NORTH, NEW ENGLAND HOUSE

NEW ENGLAND STREET BRIGHTON BN1 4GH UK

T: +44 (0)7766 712757

E: info@spymonkey.co.uk

 

 

 

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