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Cast of Horrible Christmas Visit Birmingham Landmarks Ahead of Festive Shows at Symphony Hall

Ahead of their upcoming shows at Symphony Hall, a B:Music venue on Sunday 11 December (11.30am and 2.30pm), three actors from Birmingham Stage Company’s hilarious and heart-warming stage show of Horrible Christmasheaded out into Birmingham city centre to visit some of its most famous landmarks.

Neal Foster (Sidney Claus), Jake Lomas (Buster the Blue Nosed Reindeer) and Emma Swan (Ella the Maid) posed for pictures in full costume for the show on Symphony Hall’s iconic stage, as well as at Ice Skate Birmingham, the Giant Observation Wheel and the Library of Birmingham’s Children’s Library.

Horrible Christmas is produced by Birmingham Stage Company, one of the world's leading producers of theatre for children and their families. It is directed by Birmingham born and bred actor and director Neal Foster, whose directing credits include the Olivier Award nominated productions of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy. This latest version of Horrible Christmas, featuring a cast of eight actors, tells the story of how Christmas came to be what it is today… in true Horrible Histories style!

When Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it’s up to one young boy to save the day- but can he save Christmas? From Victorian villains to Medieval monks, Puritan parties to Tudor treats, Horrible Christmas is a hair-raising adventure through the history of Christmas in the company of Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, King Henry VIII and St Nicholas as they all join forces to save the festive season.

Neal Foster said, “I’m thrilled to be opening Birmingham Stage Company’s 2022 tour of Horrible Christmas at Birmingham’s incredible Symphony Hall. I had a wonderful time introducing two of our cast members, Emma and Jake, to some of Birmingham’s best-known landmarks as we prepare for the shows. We’re all very excited to start this Horrible festive adventure, so Birmingham audiences can look forward to some truly festive fun with Horrible Christmas!”

Photos: Johnathan Williams

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