Charles Dickens, Mrs Beeton, and Queen Victoria come to life in a bit of frivolously festive fun at Islington’s Hope Theatre.
Victorian and Gay, inspired by Horrible Histories and written by Bethany Greenwood and Steffi Walker, is the idea of award-winning theatre company, Another Soup, which is inviting audiences to a truly immersive, no-holds-barred seasonal celebration with drinking and naughtiness encouraged, for adults only.
Winners of DarkChat’s Best Play 2014, and shortlisted for a Musical Theatre Network Award, Another Soup are back with a piece of new writing, directed by Dave Spencer, full of festive fondlings and Christmas capers.
Brace yourself for a packed stocking of irreverent mayhem, lewd caroling, and bawdy bacchanalia in this new piece of Christmas ridiculousness.
Lady Griselda and Lady Ermintrude may be rushing headlong towards scandal, but they still throw one hell of a festive knees-up.
They invite one and all to join them in their parlour for an evening of Yuletide abandon – along with a rogue American, who’s a bit of a pianist; an English gent of ‘eccentric’ tastes; and a serving woman from the colonies… well, Wales.
Revel in a right old sing-song and a touch of sordid Saturnalia, as these miscreants tell the greatest story ever told, in their eyes at least.
And, as a Christmas charitable gesture, all Monday performances will have 20 seats reserved for Pay What You Can on the door.
Victorian and Gay runs at the Hope Theatre from December 8-31.