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If you prefer your Christmas to be darkly comic, chaotic and not quite what they seem then I suggest you head to Live Theatre’s Christmas Carnival Show on Wednesday 17th December. After last year’s sell-out success, Live Lab and Trashed Organ present their very own unique Christmas celebration. In a topsy turvy world, where Rudolf is drinking Dionysus under the table and elves have stolen the sleigh to deliver presents to the naughty children, expect nothing traditional here!

What you can expect though, is a night packed with original theatre, poetry and music as a selection of talented artists offer up their completely candid, comic take on Christmas. Headliners include established poet and lecturer of creative writing Tony Williams, whose first collection was shortlisted for the Portico, Aldeburgh and Michael Murphy prizes, and musical headliners The Letter Room will give an out-of-the-ordinary performance, featuring songs from their Edinburgh Fringe show Bonenkai and of course some anti-Christmas carols.

Kirsty Housely presents her new playful and poignant one-man show, All I Want an interactive piece of storytelling (with Lego) from 6.30pm, and then there’s Christmas Carnival itself, featuring theatrical piece Missing Toes And Spines written by local playwright Lee Mattinson and directed by Melanie Rashbrooke, especially for the night.

With more details still under wraps, this is just a taste of the Christmas debauchery to come.

Christmas Carnival takes place at Live Theatre, Newcastle on Wednesday 17th December.


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