This show finished on: 15 January 2011
Tickets: £11 - £20 see below for details
Venue: The Rayne Theatre
Chickenshed's heart-warming and brilliantly silly Christmas show, Badjelly's Bad Christmas, is now playing. With a cast of 150 it is a truly spectacular show that should not be missed!
4 STARS ‘An entirely original, chaotic, funny and mischievous tale.’ Time Out
‘It’s fun, it’s bursting with imagination, and the cast give more energy in one single show than half of the shows I saw last year put together.’ Jake Orr, A Younger Theatre
'Delightfully ludicrous adventure – suitably deranged – hilarious lyrics... Milligan will be dancing and blowing raspberries from the wings.'
Jonathan Lovett, The Stage (Dec 2010) Read the full review
'Badjelly's Bad Christmas is a nonsensical, yet hilarious evening, with the presence of the brilliant but madcap ghost of Spike Milligan all around, and the wonderful ensemble at Chickenshed on top form yet again.
Denise Bailey, The Press Association (Dec 2010)
Christmas is a time for celebration and family, but Grandad's lost his precious baubles and there's something distinctly odd about his new girlfriend! When squabbling sisters Kate and Laura discover the truth, they set off on a journey to stop nonsense turning into sense and Badjelly Witch ruining Christmas fun for all time. Through the lands of the Ning Nang Nong via the Bumbly Boo and on to Itchy Koo, they do battle with Badjelly and her slightly disgruntled friends. Sir Nobonk would ride to the rescue - if only he could remember where he'd put it. And as for the King of the Twytts...
Tickets selling fast - good availability from Friday 3 December.
Show suitable for all the family. Recommended for ages 4+.
Running Time: Approx two hours (including interval)
Sign language is integrated into all performances and there are both Captioned and Audio Described performances on these dates:
Thu 6 Jan at 12pm, Fri 7 Jan at 7.30pm, Sat 8 Jan at 3.30pm
Audio Described Performances:
Mon 20 Dec at 7.30pm, Thu 6 Jan at 12pm and 7.30pm, Thu 13 Jan at 7.30pm
Pre-show touch tours are available for these performances.
Please discuss with Box Office when booking.
Preview: Stalls £13.00 (£11.00 concs) / Gallery £11.00
Standard: Stalls £19.00 (£17.00 concs) / Gallery £13.00
Peak: Stalls £20.00 (£18.00 concs) / Gallery £14.00
Schools Performances Only: Stalls £11.50 / Gallery £11.00
Take part in our Christmas Raffle - this year we are offering a week’s family holiday on the Isle of Wight, two tickets for Blood Brothers plus dinner at Sheekey’s, a festive hamper from Selfridges and a round of golf for four. To enter our prize draw simply go to the Box Office to buy tickets at just £1 each. If you feel you could sell raffle ticketson Chickenshed's behalf please ask at the Box Office
Itchy Koos from Badjelly's Bad Christmas