There have been many adaptations of Charles Dickens’ classic story of ‘A Christmas Carol’ in London however, if you’re looking for something a little bit different this year the Sh!t-faced Showtime guys now bring us their own take on the much loved festive tale and present – ‘A Pissedmas Carol’ which will showcase at the Leicester Square Theatre from 15th December to 7th January, 2023.
This new and drunken slant on Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, sees us join Victorian miser Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by three festive ghosts on Christmas Eve who attempt to make him see the error of his ways and embrace both Christmas and also life itself. Each performance of the show will have one cast member who will be plied with alcohol prior to the curtain going up and will be inebriated during the performance making each show unique and totally unpredictable! Official press material for the production states: “this all-singing, tipple-slinging, merriment-bringing, boozical is bound to leave you gasping for a chaser.”
Katy Baker will direct the production, with Jess Davies providing lighting design. The boozy and multi-roling cast will feature John Mitton, James Murfitt, and Ashley Gerlach as Scrooge, William Seaward Belle and Dan Quirke as Jacob Marley and the Ghost of Christmas Present, Katy Baker and Issy Wroe Wright as Tiny Tim, Lucy Sutton and Katy Baker as the Ghost of Christmas Past and Hal Hillman, Mary Cratchit, and Dan Quirke as young Scrooge and Bob Cratchit.
Sh!t-faced Showtime – A Pissedmas Carol will be at Leicester Square Theatre from December 15th. The Leicester Square Theatre is a small venue located in Leicester Place just off Leicester Square in the very heart of London’s theatreland and has a 406 seat capacity. The venue has one level of predominantly clear view seating however there are support pillars that slightly restrict the view of some seats in Row P, The best views in the theatre are located in the centre of Row C to H. The majority of shows playing in the theatre offer one price for all seats, however some seats on the sides and in the back rows Q-R can be slightly cheaper while still offering relatively good views for patrons looking for value and cheap London theatre tickets.