Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak


From Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres are allowed (with social distancing).


Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.


However, most theatres remain closed as they either do not have outside spaces or regard the need for social distancing as uneconomic.


The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 15 August 2020 (when theatres can reopen for indoor performances).


Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we know about.



The Night Before Christmas

3 star rating

Closed 29 Dec 2018

Southwark Playhouse

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

Image: Southwark Playhouse

Show details

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.


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: 14+


This production is performed in arrangement with Julia Tyrrell Management.

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Theatre


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Postal address:
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

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


Running time: 1 hr 05 mins

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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