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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

SPYMONKEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL enjoyed record-breaking sell-out success at Liverpool Playhouse during its run in the winter of 2018-19. We are currently planning the future life of this show. Please contact us for more details.

 

 

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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

 

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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!

 

Don't miss this riotously good-natured musical comedy treat, bless my jiggit!

 

 

 

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“Prepare for a treat. This inventively unhinged take on the seasonal favourite is a bonkers delight... Emotionally true to the spirit of the redemptive tale, yet its zany approach is so original and refreshingly free from sugary sentiment that it makes an invigorating tonic for festive fatigue.

 

Ed Gaughan’s swaggering production is, beneath the lunacy, impeccably skilled, with an adroit four-strong cast and a drum-tight band. Just when you’re almost crying with laughter, it sneaks in a moment so lovely or melancholy that suddenly you’re tearing up all over again.”

★★★★

The Times

 

 

“For festive cheer drenched in irreverence, with all the best bits of Dickens, panto and Christmas pop culture, you can’t do better than this.”

★★★★

The Guardian

 

 

“A Dickensian Rhapsody of silliness and swanky moves”

★★★★

Liverpool Echo

 

 

“Inventive, sharp silliness”

★★★★

The Stage

 

 

“Spymonkey’s uniquely hilarious twist on a classic is five star festive fun.”

★★★★★

The Lowdown Magazine

 


“A magical touch...

Hugely enjoyable musical numbers.”

★★★★★

Visit Liverpool

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Publicity Credits

 

Studio photography by John Hunter for Ruler

 

Graphic and poster 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

 

Production Photographs Johan Persson

 

PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHAN PERSSON

CHRISTMAS CAROL IN REHEARSAL

REHEARSAL PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRIAN ROBERTS & MAJA PARK-ROESEL

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN HUNTER FOR RULER

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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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