To all my American readers… that’s right, both of you… Happy Thanksgiving!!
In fact, even to my non-American readers, I wish you all, in the spirit of the day, a happy start to the holiday season!
No doubt many of you will be seeking out the best of the various fun and frugal Panto’s and seasonal theatrical offerings to frequent over the next couple of months, and all things permitting I shall be right there with you!
Now, onto some preliminary panto/festive production ideas to get you a-pondering as you digest your pumpkin pie…
First up, we have something for the grown ups, in the form of Le Theatre De Decadence, performing their Burlesque and Christmas variety show at the Exeter Northcott on Monday 12 December. From the looks of things, it promises to be a fun filled, risque evening, perfect to get in the Festive spirit if you’re not a fan of the “he’s behind you!” brigade.
Next, we have something a little different for the theatre going sprog… Rogue Theatre have an unusual seas
onal offering with “Winter Wood” which promises to bring some of the more pagan aspects
of the holiday season to the forefront (a welcome change from the habitual commercialization usually drummed into the skiddy winks at this time of year). With numerous activities and interactive performances, “Winter Wood” is likely to be far more engaging relative to some of the comparatively passive pantomimes you’re likely to find.
Finally, on my Christmas “to see” list so far, is BikeShed Theatre’s musical take on Charles Dicken’s classic “Christmas Carol.” And whilst nothing could compare to the Muppet’s version as far as I’m concerned, I’ve high hopes for “Christmas Carol: Smoke and Mirrors”.
So there you are, I hope you’re thankful for this brief round-up of what I think will be *cracking* (christmas crackers, cracking? Ha ha- ah never mind) productions to see this December, and don’t forget to check back for more to add to your list, as well as upcoming reviews and theatrical type ponderings.
Ciao for now, and once again, I say to you, “Happy Thanksgiving!”