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Three To See on 9 Dec: A Christmas Carol, Parliament Square, Snow-Pocalypse – Friendship Never Melts

By | Published on Saturday 2 December 2017

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

A Christmas Carol | Christmas At Leicester Square | 8-30 Dec
It is a truth, universally acknowledged (well, by me) that pretty much any adaption of ‘A Christmas Carol’ that is staged in London during the festive season will end up in amongst our tips at some point, even if it’s only vaguely and tenuously related to Dickens’ classic winter tale. This is one with a twist, from the brilliantly comical troupe Fitzrovia Radio Hour, who reimagine it as a 1940s radio Christmas special. Hurrah, see this page here for details.

Parliament Square | Bush Theatre | 1 Dec-6 Jan
“Kat gets up one morning, leaves her family behind and travels to London to carry out an act that will change her life and, she hopes, everyone else’s. For those it touches, their lives will never be the same. But what, in the end, are the real consequences of her actions?” This play by James Fritz won the Judges’ Award in the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, and asks questions about what one person can do to make a difference, and where we draw the line between intense commitment to a cause, and obsession. For info and to book, head this way.

Snow-Pocalypse – Friendship Never Melts | Greenwich Theatre | 8-30 Dec (pictured)
A silly and funny family show about the last two people in the world, who find the last book in the world, and through it learn of a thing they didn’t previously know about, called ‘Christmas’. Help from the audience is essential in creating their own Yuletide celebrations from scratch, and that starts with a pre-show craft workshop in which children can create treasures from discarded bric-a-brac to be used in the play. I think this will be fab, see this page here for more.

photo: Tom Ziebell