A new twist on Elizabeth Gaskell’s classic tale of Christmas rivalries.

“In the town of (no matter where) there circulated two local newspapers (no matter when).“

Jenkins works for the Flying Post (aka bigoted and Tory), and Hodgson works for the Examiner (aka new-fangled and Liberal). They lodge in the same house. So Christmas should be fun… Quarrels, snobbery and hilarity ensue, but can they forgive and forget in time to save Christmas, and who’s eaten all the [mince] pies? Told with beautiful puppetry, live original music, bold physical storytelling and an all female cast, CHRISTMAS STORMS AND SUNSHINE is a seasonal extravaganza like no other.

“This gentle and intelligent show is a very palatable alternative to the traditional pantomime.”

★★★★ Remote Goat

The award-winning team behind CHRISTMAS STORMS AND SUNSHINE included Puppeteer/Director Kim Scopes, Director John Hewer, Composer Jon McLeod, Performers Polly Cockelle, Alice Bonifacio, Jane Crawshaw and the “Mistress of the Macabre” (ThisIsCabaret) Mary Beth Morossa.

“The cast were having as much fun telling the story, as we had being told it” hamlife.blogspot.co.uk

CHRISTMAS STORMS AND SUNSHINE was developed with kind support from the White Bear Theatre, Theatre Delicatessen, The Elizabeth Gaskell Society, Tricycle Theatre and Soho Theatre.

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