Alphabetti get their Christmas on
And these nights will take the form of three Christmas-themed monologues with three different actors on performing duty. And those monologues in full: ‘Holly and Ivan’ by Christina Berriman-Dawson and Richard Dawson. Twas the 90s and Christmas Eve. Once upon a time in a town like this, snowfall blanketed Christmas and a dog was for life. But this year the dog needs a knee replacement and that’s a present too far even for Santa. ‘Olive’ by Mhairi Legerwood. It’s the day of the work’s Christmas party and Olive can’t get over how excited she is. She’s booked a Girls Aloud tribute act but they’ve fallen out with each other and cancelled at the last minute – oh no! What on earth is she going to do? ‘The Last Stop’ from Michael Brown. Bus driver Jack hasn’t had a good year. It started when he ended up single on New Year’s Day and went downhill from there. He didn’t even realise it was Christmas Eve again. Now he is three stops from being alone for the festivities – and hearing voices… Chuck in a host who is hell-bent on leading a good old festive sing-a-long between plays and you’ve got a grand night out with all the trimmings.
Christmas Cabaret, Tuesday 18-Saturday 22 December, Alphabetti Theatre, St James Boulevard, Newcastle, 7.30pm, £9/£7 conc. (Tues & Wed are Pay What You Feel). alphabettitheatre.co.uk