Antic Disposition's much-
Returning to the cast of Antic Disposition's A Christmas Carol will be David Anthony, Charlotte Armer, Chris Courtenay, Elliot Fitzpatrick, Katie Lovell, Dean Riley and Katherine Robb. The cast also includes Scott Brooks, Mabel Clements, Kate Hume, Timothy Mylechreest and María Rodríguez Reina, who will be joining the production for the first time. Additionally, young actors Harvey Loakes (The Wind in the Willows, London Palladium) and Charlie McLellan (Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre) will share the role of Tiny Tim.
First performed in Middle Temple Hall in 2012 and now firmly established as one of London's most magical festive treats, Antic Disposition's A Christmas Carol has been newly revised and expanded this year for performance by a talented company of actor-
A Christmas Carol is adapted for the stage by Antic Disposition's artistic directors Ben Horslen and John Risebero, who together founded the Peter Brook Award-
They are joined this year by composer and musical director Nick Barstow who recently toured the UK as Musical Director of Frank Wildhorn's Wonderland, starring Kerry Ellis, and was a judge on Gareth Malone's The Choir for the BBC. His arrangements and orchestrations have been performed around the world and recently at the Royal Festival Hall under the baton of comedian and Maestro winner Sue Perkins.
This Christmas, following a highly acclaimed UK and Russian tour and a sold-
Evoking a unique Anglo-
It's winter and Liza has disappeared. No-
Follow Liza into a colourful whirlwind of stories and adventure, led by a tiny Sprite with a fascination for snowflakes. But how are they connected with Liza's disappearance? Can they help to find her? And what is inside the mysterious Winter Sprite's strange suitcase?
Once Upon a Snowflake has been developed in collaboration with award-
Artistic Associate of Chelsea Theatre, Bertie Taylor-
We cannot wait to share this weird and wonderful show with you all.’
“A festive delight to inspire young minds.”
Tim Hughes, The Oxford Times
This week’s pick of alternative and family shows for Christmas 2017 and January 2018.
David Burt leads the cast of Antic Disposition's A Christmas Carol
Middle Temple Hall, Middle Temple Lane, London, EC4Y 9AT Friday 22nd -
Paper Balloon presents
Once Upon a Snowflake
Chelsea Theatre, 7 World's End Place, King's Road, London SW10 0DR
Thursday 30th November -
Friday 22nd December
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Based on the book by
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX Until Sunday 7th January 2018
This joyful adaptation of Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling book, Stick Man, returns to Leicester Square Theatre for another enchanting festive adventure.
Following six consecutive Christmas seasons in London’s West End and multiple UK and international tours,Stick Man is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.
The Lost Boy Peter Pan
Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF
Wednesday 29th November 2017 -
Sunday 7th January
Based on the most famous children's story of all time, this magical adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic tale of fairies, pirates and the little boy who flew through the window is the perfect alternative to Pantomime. The Lost Boy Peter Pan is a journey past the second star to the right and on until morning, featuring the songs of The Beatles. Searching for the perfect mother, Peter finds Wendy Darling and her brothers, taking them to his home in Neverland. Will they ever return?
Will they ever grow up?
Presented by Eastlake Productions FCUK'D
The Bunker, 53A Southwark Street London SE1 1RU Monday 11th -
There's only so many times you're called shit, before you start getting to believe it.
It is estimated that around 100,000 children run away from home every year. Niall Ransome, member of Olivier Award winning Mischief Theatre Company, explores this important issue in FCUK'D: an alternative show for the festive period, dealing with abandonment, loyalty, family, and the real experiences of young working-
FCUK'D tells the brutal and heartfelt story of a teenage boy who kidnaps his younger brother in an attempt to flee his decrepit council flat and escape his daily encounters with the authorities. This one-
With only each other to rely on and with nowhere to turn, the boys must keep on the move to avoid being found and the consequences that this entails.