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
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!
Praise for Mrs Hudson's Christmas Corker 2014
“Giddily enjoyable. Beat that,
“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.”
“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
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.
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
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Pictures by Brian Roberts & Maja Park-Roesel