5 Reasons why you should book your tickets for A Christmas Carol at the Playhouse

When it comes to the traditional Dickens Christmas story, forget everything you know and head to the Playhouse Theatre this winter.

The ghosts of Christmas past, present and futuristic are waiting to take you on a festive journey, one that you’ll have never seen the likes of before. With more than 20 years experience in live performance, theatre company Spymonkey present A Christmas Carol at the Playhouse Theatre, showing now until 12th January 2019.

Watch above as our Josh meets the Spymonkey cast to find out more.

Described as ‘a bunch of idiots finding a copy of A Christmas Carol and trying to put it on’ by show Director, Ed Gaughan, this hilarious, slapstick comedy will change the way you look at this classic Christmas novel, forever. With a superb band, plenty of catchy, original songs and some enviable costumes (no, we’re not talking about the rather fetching nightgown!) expect to meet traditional characters in a whole new way as transformations happen centre stage and you’re whisked away to Victorian London on a hilarious adventure you won’t forget.

Here’s 5 reasons why you should book your tickets for Spymonkey’s A Christmas Carol, right now….

1 – Festive Family Fun

This version of A Christmas Carol is truly unique and along with the absolute chaos and madcap comedy, there’s a few naughty jokes so it’s best suited to children over 12. The perfect Christmas night out with your tweens and teens!

2 – Sing

Think you know all the classic Christmas songs? Think again! Spymonkey’s A Christmas Carol features a live band which knocks out the classics with a funky, bass-ey, sometimes Latin-American feel alongside a whole host of original songs composed especially for the play. This is not your regular jingle bells! Expect to be humming the original tracks long after you’ve gone home.

3 – The Costumes

From Ebeneezer’s Victorian get up, to gyroscopes and some wigs we reckon they’ve borrowed from Beyoncé, Dickens could never have imaged this costume wardrobe! There truly are some of the wackiest outfits you’ve every seen on display here; and we’re all for it.

4- Affordable Tickets

What we love about Everyman and Playhouse Theatre shows is the affordability of the tickets. You can see selected showings of A Christmas Carol for as little as £10 per ticket. Fine holiday fun!

5 – The Cast

Skymonkey’s A Christmas Carol is performed by just 4 actors…..and there are over 40 characters in the show. Despite these figures, there somehow manages to be 8 characters on stage at the same time! Want to find out how they do it? Book your tickets now.


To book your tickets to Spymonkey’s A Christmas Carol at the Playhouse Theatre, head to www.everymanplayhouse.com or click here. You can find out more about what’s on at both the Everyman and Playhouse Theatres here

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