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Christmas Cabaret LogoAlphabetti Theatre presents Alphabetti's Christmas Cabaret

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When: Tuesday 18th - Saturday 22nd December 2018
Show Begins: 7.30pm
Tickets: Tuesday & Wednesday Pay What You Feel
              Thursday, Friday & Saturday £9 Full Price / £7 Concession (Student, OAP, Artist, Unwaged)
Age Recommendation: 16+
Running Time: approx. 1 hour

After the success of last year's Christmas extravanganza, we are back with an all new line-up of theatre cabaret merriment! Writers Michael Brown, Rich & Christina Dawson and Mhairi Ledgerwood have all created short Christmas-themed monologues for three actors to perform. To get you even more into the Christmas spirit, our host will lead you through a good old festive sing-along in-between plays!

 

Holly and Ivan
By Christina Berriman-Dawson and Richard Dawson
Directed by Emma Roxburgh

"You don’t believe that the magic is real? Well open some parcels then see how feel.
Look over yonder, your parents believe, open your hearts and you will receive.”

“What you speaking like that for? Stop rhyming literally everything. You creep!”

Twas the 90s and Christmas Eve! Once upon a time in a town like this, snowfall blanketed Christmas, and a dog was for life. But this year our dog needs a knee replacement and that’s a present too far even for Santa’s magic.

Olive
By Mhairi Ledgerwood
Directed by Caroline Liversidge

It’s the day of the works Christmas party and Olive can’t get over how excited she is. She’s booked Girls Allowed – not Girls Aloud, girls A-l-l-o-w-e-d. A tribute band whose very name she considers a feminist statement strength of unity…

…or at least it would do, if they hadn’t just fallen out with each other and cancelled last minute.

Between getting her daughter from recorder recitals, avoiding all round office super-woman Kylie, and seeing Mum in the care home, how on earth will Olive have time to sort this mess out?


The Last Stop
By Michael Brown
Directed by Karen Traynor

‘She could be sat at home, waiting to be freed from a Tinder date she’s somehow ended up living with, a steady stream of tears rolling silently down her peachy cheeks.’

‘I’ll call her,’ I said.

‘No,’ the voice replied, ‘You must go to her now. It’s the only way.’

Bus driver Jack hasn’t had a good year. It started when he ended up single on New Year’s Day, and went downhill from there. He didn’t even realise it was Christmas Eve again already. Now he’s 3 stops from being alone for the festivities…and he’s hearing voices.

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