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Drag, Burlesque & Circus Artists – A New Take On A XXXmas Carol

This Christmas, Wales Millennium Centre and Cardiff-based Big Loop are joining forces to stage a raucous anti-panto; joyous and outrageous but with a compassionate look at how different people feel about the festive season. XXXMAS CAROL will see some of the city’s most talented drag, burlesque and circus artists performing their brand new take on Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic.

If you’ve not come across Big Loop they are a company of theatre-makers who have have been making theatre, performance, and other arty nonsense (their words) since their first show, Moirai, in 2016.

They – and we quote here………..

“Bring an attitude of playfulness to every rehearsal and performance, ensuring that our working practice is: genre-fluid, nurturing and, in short, fun. We have a focus on making original, one-act plays that balance silliness and humour with beauty and pathos. 

We use processes of play as creative tools, both for devising/writing original work, or adapting/staging published texts. We are experienced in use of puppetry, dance, physical theatre, and improvisation.”

If you want to find out more about Big Loop, just go HERE.

The Big Loop Team

Putting the ‘ass’ back into Christm-ass with drag, burlesque, circus and songs, XXXmas Carol will have you gagging for some stuffing.

The show is directed by Big Loop’s Duncan Hallis, the cast – with whom Duncan is devising the show – include drag artist Polly Amorous, bellydancer Rahim El Habachi, burlesque performer Foo Foo LaBelle, circus aerialists Bunmi Odumosu and Eric McGill and pianist Geraint Owen.

This ragbag of local talent will put their own, eccentric twist on an old favourite, in the final Wales Millennium Centre co-production of 2021.

Announcing the show, Programming Producer Peter Darney told us……

“Many of us look forward to this time of year, often returning to familiar stories for comfort. But the truth is Christmas means different things to different people – and they don’t come more different than this wonderful cast of Cardiff cabaret heroes, who guarantee a warm welcome to all.”

This bizarre retelling of Charles Dickens’ yuletide nightmare is perfect if you like things a little more naughty than nice for your festive season.

Forget the Christmas past – this is a Christmas present to remember for the rest of your Christmases yet to come. You’d be a muppet to miss it.

XXXMAS CAROL is in the Wolfson Studio at the Wales Millennium Centre from the 8th to 31st December. Performances are at 8:30pm with a nice New Year’s Eve show at 2:30pm. Tickets are £15 each with concessions at £12. You can get yours HERE.



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