a curmudgeon’s guide to christmas round robin letters

adapted by SCOTT LE CRASS from the cat that could open the fridge by SIMON HOGGART
5 - 23 Dec
7.45pm
£15/12
Tues to Sat only

“Jamie stayed and explored Peterborough, which has a Waitrose. He can’t resist a good Waitrose”

A Curmudgeon’s Guide to Christmas Round Robin Letters is adapted by Scott Le Crass from the book The Cat That Could Open The Fridge by Simon Hoggart.

It’s that time of year when people are showered with round robin letters that display all manner of smugness, boasting and oversharing. A same sexed married couple receive an abundance of letters from ‘friends’ and acquaintances documenting in mundane and intricate detail the year that has past.

Come and join us in the wearing of ill-fitting party hats and garish Christmas jumpers while they bring to life these warm, witty and sometimes weird look at a collection of real life Christmas round robin letters. Think Mrs Merton meets Talking Heads.

Simon Hoggart was a political sketch writer, diarist and columnist for The Guardian. The production is brought to you by the Offie nominated Director of Sid and Kicked in the Sh*tter

Press on Scott Le Crass’ previous productions

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★★★★★ “Just so good” Plays To See

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 1 hour without interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds are not available. In extreme circumstances tickets purchased may be exchanged for another performance if adequate written notice is provided. 

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booking:
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0333 666 3366
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