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Christmas Dinner

PLEASE NOTE - ALL REMAINING PERFORMANCES OF CHRISTMAS DINNER HAVE NOW BEEN CANCELLED

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The Lyceum joins forces with Catherine Wheels Theatre Company to bring the magic of Christmas back to The Lyceum in

CHRISTMAS DINNER
By Robert Alan Evans
Directed by Gill Robertson

After a horrible year, stage hand Lesley has decided that Christmas should be cancelled. The only festive joy she wants is the turkey sandwich in her lunch box. So she is shutting down the theatre, turning off the lights, packing up the glitter curtains, the giant beanstalk, the fake snow and going home to have dinner alone...

But as the bells of St Cuthbert’s strike twelve, it seems the theatre has other ideas... from the back of the costume cupboard, a troupe of festive spirits emerge with an absolute sack full of festive cheer. Is this the last thing Lesley needs? or can this strange Christmas Gang and their stories help her feel the magic of Christmas again?

Join us for a feast of fun for everyone (even Lesley!) and make The Lyceum Christmas magic part of your family celebration this year. 

This is a family show for everyone to enjoy, running time is estimated at 75 minutes - which may be too long for some young children.

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Christmas Dinner is a Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh production. in association with Catherine Wheels Theatre Company.

Cast and Credits

CAST
(in alphabetical order)
Fruity - Richard Conlon
Lesley - Elicia Daly
Billy - Ronan McMahon
Madame Lady - Florence Odumosu
Bird Girl -Sita Pieraccini
Christine - Janie Thomson
Dave - Hamish Wylie

CREATIVE TEAM
Writer - Robert Alan Evans
Director - Gill Robertson
Designer - Karen Tennent
Lighting Designer - Colin Grenfell
Composer & Sound Designer - Danny Krass
Movement Director - Jim Manganello
Understudy Director - Jo Rush
Casting Director - Laura Donnelly CDG

Dates, Times & Prices

6 December 2021 - 2 January 2022

ALL PERFROMANCES FROM 21 DEC INCLUSIVE HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

Pay What You Can Preview 7pm
Monday 6 December

£15 PREVIEW 7pm
Tuesday 7 December

Preview tickets on sale from Mon 8 November 10am

EVENINGS, 7pm and 6pm
Monday - Sunday

MATINEES, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Monday - Sunday

SOCIALLY DISTANCED PERFORMANCES

Sunday 12 December, 6pm

Wednesday 22 December, 2.30pm

Tuesday 28 December, 7pm

Wednesday 29 December, 7pm

Friday 31 December, 1.30pm and 6pm

Sunday 2 January, 2.30pm and 7pm

Running time: 75 minutes with no interval

 

GOLD DATES (£12-£26)

1.30pm

Sunday 12th, Sunday 19th, Friday 24th, Friday 31st

2.30pm

Saturday 18th, Tuesday 21st, Thursday 23rd, Sunday 26th, Monday 27th,

Tuesday 28th, Thursday 30th, Sunday 2nd January

7pm

Friday 17th December, Saturday 18th, Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd,

Thursday 23rd, Sunday 26th, Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th,

Thursday 30th, Sunday 2nd January

6pm

Sunday 12th, Sunday 19th, Friday 24th, Friday 31st

 

SILVER DATES (£10-£22)

2.30pm

Saturday 11th, Friday 17th, Wednesday 22nd

7pm

Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th, Saturday 11th,

Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th

Accessibility

SOCIALLY DISTANCED
All performances Tue 21 - Thu 30th have 1m Socially Distanced Seating 

AUDIO DESCRIBED
Friday 17 December, 7pm
Touch Tour at 5.45pm

Saturday 18 December 2.30pm
Touch Tour at 1.15pm

CAPTIONED
Saturday 11 December, 2.30pm

BSL INTERPRETED
Tuesday 21 December, 7pm

RELAXED PERFORMANCE

Wednesday 29th December 7pm (Please call Box Office to book)

Read The Lyceum's Access Statement here

Press Coverage

★★★★★
"Christmas Dinner makes it possible to lose yourself in a beautifully told modern fairy tale, to laugh yourself silly, to shed a quiet tear or two and to feel like just maybe Christmas has indeed been saved."
Plays to See

★★★★
“This type of grown-up theatre for children is not just appropriate, but necessary."
The Stage (Paywall)

★★★★
"Christmas Dinner at The Lyceum is as beautifully Designed as it is Heartwarming"
The Scotsman 

★★★★
"Full of Theatrical Magic...Evan's concept is inspired"
The Times (Paywall) 

★★★★
"Amusing, energetic, and wearing its considerable profundity lightly, it should appeal to the widest possible audience."
All Edinburgh Theatre

“Nothing prepared me for just how special the Lyceum’s festive offering is this year...It’s charming, gloriously inventive, and lots of fun for all ages... a magical experience"
UK Theatre Network

"Wildly Humerous, enchantingly magical and genuinely touching"
The National 

"just that breath of life and hope that is needed this year."
Arts Reviews Edinburgh