Christmas shows at Theatre N16

London theatre news: Friday 11 November 2016

Christmas shows - London Fringe

The Snow Queen and Simon Stephen's dark comedy, Christmas, are lined-up as the two shows for the festive season at Theatre N16 from 11 December 2016.
Theatre N16 at The Bedord pub

Image: Peter Brown 2016

There's a double helping of Christmas dramatic fare on offer at Theatre N16 this year.

Running from 11 to 22 December, Simon Stephen's early and rarely performed work, Christmas, will play concurrently with The Snow Queen, adapated by Tatty Hennessey.

A magical treat for all of the family is promised in this new adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic family tale

In contrast, Simon Stephen's play centres on loneliness and inertia, and celebrates the humility and humour of Britain’s white working class.

Synopsis - The Snow Queen

Greta’s brother, Kay, has been acting strange.

He’s mean and moody and won’t play games.

The Snow Queen must have snatched him, and left an imposter in his place.

With her new friend, the wise-cracking, fame-hungry talking Crow to guide her, Greta must set out across the snow to search for her brother in the Snow Queen’s palace and bring him home in time for Christmas.

Funny, magic and full of surprises, this new modern adaptation of The Snow Queen is a perfect family Christmas adventure.

Synopsis - Christmas

One week ‘til Christmas.

A bleak bar in the heart of London’s East End.

Landlord Michael Macgraw is setting up for the Saturday punters - all two of them; young Billy Russell, a foul-mouthed football fan and Seppo the barber with an odd fondness for Drambuie and dreaming of Vienna.

Christmas, a time for family, goodwill and peace to all men, but not for these three.

They’ve barricaded themselves in for the night, and there’s only one thing on the agenda… drinking.

But what will the arrival of a mysterious lone stranger mean for their sanctuary?

About the venue

Theatre N16 is a trailblazing company founded by young people, for young people.

It is dedicated to creating a creative hub where new and existing works can be explored and pushed into new realms.

Theatre N16 is proud of their commitment to the welfare of creatives, operating without a hire fee for external companies.

This promoting and nurturing of talent means that Theatre N16 is a bastion for development within the context of a society in which the arts are increasingly struggling to stay afloat.


Theatre N16

The Bedford Pub

77 Bedford Hill

London SW12 9HD


Sun to Thur - 11 to 22 December

The Snow Queen - 7-30pm

Christmas - 9-00pm (matinee Sund 18 Dec at 4pm)


Each play - £15 (£10 concessions)


Theatre N16

Our listing for The Snow Queen

Our listing for Christmas

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