Yule love this. The Hope Theatre stages A Curmudgeon’s Guide to Christmas Round Robin Letters

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

This Christmas The Hope Theatre, Islington, is staging A Curmudgeon’s Guide to Christmas Round Robin Letters, adapted and directed by Scott Le Crass.

The snappy titled comedy comes from the book, The Cat That Could Open The Fridge, by the late political sketch writer, diarist and columnist for The Guardian, Simon Hoggart, and features original music by the award winning composer Conor Mitchell.

It’s that time of year when people are showered with round robin letters that display all manner of smugness, boasting and oversharing.

A married same sex couple receive an abundance of letters from ‘friends’ and acquaintances documenting in mundane and intricate detail the year that has past.

Come and join the festivities, 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.

Starring Susie Riddell (gobby Tracey Horrobin in BBC Radio Four’s The Archers) and Kate Russell-Smith (BBC Three’s Coconut, Silent Witness).

A Curmudgeon’s Guide to Christmas Round Robin Letters runs at the Hope Theatre from December 5-23.

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