The Night Before Christmas

3 star rating

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Gary's life is shit. It's Christmas eve, he's broke, he's promised his son some top of the range Power Ranger figures but he hasn't delivered them, and now his ex wife is out to find him baying for blood.
The Night Before Christmas at Southwark Playhouse

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Overview


Genre: Christmas show
Venue: Southwark Playhouse
Started: Wednesday 28 November 2018
Closed: Saturday 29 December 2018
Running time:1 hr 05 mins
Age suitability: 14+

Background


This production is performed in arrangement with Julia Tyrrell Management.

Synopsis


Gary's life is shit.


It's Christmas eve, he's broke, he's promised his son some top of the range Power Ranger figures but he hasn't delivered them, and now his ex wife is out to find him baying for blood.


But none of that matters any more because Gary has a secret.


A big, fat (well … small, tiny, and extremely festive) secret that might very well save him and the whole of humanity.


A mixture of South Park and Miracle on 34th Street by way of Scrooged, Anthony Neilson's hilarious and cutting comedy about finding the true spirit of Christmas comes to Southwark for the first time.


If you're a real scrooge, if you hate Christmas, or if you're just exhausted by going through the motions to please un-pleasable relatives, then this show is for you.


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Theatre


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Box office tel: 020 7407 0234

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 28 November 2018

Press night:Friday 30 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 29 December 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 8‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Matinee:

Tuesday - 3-30pm

Saturday - 3-30pm

Sunday - 3-30pm


Tickets


Previews:
£12

Standard:
£20

Concessions:
£16

Cast


Douggie McMeekin - Gary

Michael Salami - Simon

Unique Spencer - Cherry

Dan Starkey - Elf


Creatives


Author: Anthony Neilson
Composer: Andrew Pisano and Eamonn O'Dwyer
Director: Alex Sutton
Designer: Michael Leopold
Lighting: Vittorio Verta
Sound: Andrew Pisano and Eamonn O'Dwyer
Production: Citric Acid Productions, in association with Arden Entertainment

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