Crimes Against Christmas

Christmas is a time of year for family and kids, but sometimes as an adult you just need to get away. So in 2016 New Old Friends and the Lichfield Garrick teamed up to present something a little different for adults only.
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Crimes Against Christmas is a  comedy thriller that sees a host of characters invited to a party in a mysterious house on a remote island. No sooner has the party started than the guests start dying in suspiciously Christmassy ways: the Lords they are a-leaping to their deaths, people are piped to death and Pete Artridge does not like the look of the rope in the pear tree one bit. Think Agatha Christie meets 12 Days of Christmas meets 39 Steps.

Crimes Against Christmas played to packed houses at the Garrick Theatre in Lichfield in December 2016, before moving on to Bath’s Ustinov Studio for the first week of January where every single ticket was sold including returns.

Crimes Against Christmas is a co-production between New Old Friends, Lichfield Garrick, and supported by Theatre Royal Bath & Natural Theatre Company.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Arts Council England in funding this show.

“This is a mesmerising mix of murder, mayhem and laugh-out-loud comedy… even has echoes of those word-play specialists the Two Ronnies.” – The Stage

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