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Alphabetti Theatre opening up their new home in Newcastle has been one of the real cultural success stories of the year, with a series of imaginative productions that have wowed audiences. And if you’re looking for a real treat in the days running up to Christmas – of a none “It’s behind you!” nature - then you should check out their Christmas cabaret featuring three festive tales: A Very Mediocre Christmas by Gary Kitching (no strong feelings either way – that’s not how you should feel about Christmas, especially when you are Santa); Poundshop Giftwrap by Louise Taylor (6am Christmas morning and Tina’s just polished off a bottle of Bucks Fizz on her way home from the night shift – hope you’re ready to receive her presents…); and A Christmas Carol by Steve Byron (For Carol, Christmas has to be perfect…). And, hey, if you buy your tickets in advance then you can expect to be feasting on a lovely mince pie on arrival. Bonus!Alphabetti Christmas Cabaret, Tuesday 19-Saturday 23 December, Alphabetti Theatre, St James Boulevard, Newcastle, 7.30pm, £8/£6 conc. alphabettitheatre.co.uk