Theatre and Comedy

A Christmas Carol

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The Vaults Theatre, Launcelot Street


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A Christmas Carol

Fitzrovia Radio Hour bring their new version of the Dickens classic

Prepare for plentiful vintage festive fun as The Fitzrovia Radio Hour take over the Vaults Theatre with their rip-roaring rendition of A Christmas Carol. The Dickens classic is reimagined as a live 1940s-style studio recording, which broadcasts live across the mighty British Empire. At least, it will as long as the cast can keep the spiffing scenes and Victorian stereotypes flowing, despite visitations from more ghosts than they bargained for… Spectacular sound effects created live, cut-glass accents, sharp suits and of course a good helping of spooky ghosts combine to create a unique alternative festive entertainment, in the intimate surroundings of The Vaults under Waterloo station, especially adapted to include the option of cabaret seating for fearless audience members, and a festive welcome treat for everyone to get the traditional Christmas spirit flowing straight away. The Fitzrovia Radio Hour are an acclaimed troupe whose period charms have worked wonders on venues including Shakespeare’s Globe, Wilton’s Music Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, as well as a sell-out West End season. Miraculously, their audiences all survived a recent adaptation of Dracula, and hopefully the same will be true of this strictly limited four-week festive romp. "Comically ingenious… deliciously daft." – The Times "Absolutely spiffing. A joy!" – Daily Telegraph "Stories as sharply honed as the cut-glass accents in which they are performed." – "A ripping set of yarns… a triumph of visual comedy!" – TimeOut Critics’ Choice Running time 80 minutes without interval Age guidance 12+ Not recommended for under 12s. Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes without interval.

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