Casual Violence: The Grot In The Grotto

Casual Violence: The Grot In The Grotto

  • Thu 14 - Sat 16 Dec and Thu 21 - Fri 22 Dec 2017, 10.30pm
  • Soho Upstairs
  • From £12

‘Creative, strange and brilliantly performed stuff.’
Scotsman

Triple award winning comedy troupe Casual Violence -stars of BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama and podcast sitcom Hector Vs The Future – present the ghoulish tale of a sinister organisation that brainwashes homeless people into becoming department store Father Christmases. It’s not enough for the children to believe in Santa, after all: Santa has to believe it too…

Expect a festive, fiendish and f**ked up blend of Westworld, Inception, and your worst childhood nightmares. In fact, expect whatever you like. We’ll be delivering the same show regardless of what you bring to the table.

Written by James Hamilton (writer for Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball and Disney Channel’s upcoming Space Chickens In Space), with a musical score by Odinn Orn Hilmarsson (Hector Vs The Future; Story Etc), and directed by Lee Griffiths (Late Night Gimp Fight).

Age Recommendation: 16+

Running Time: Approx 60mins

Casual Violence: The Grot In The Grotto Performances

Thu 14 Dec 10:30pm
Fri 15 Dec 10:30pm
Sat 16 Dec 10:30pm
Thu 21 Dec 10:30pm
Fri 22 Dec 10:30pm

‘Mixes Game of Thrones, the League of Gentlemen and Roald Dahl… twists strands of gothic camp and penny dreadful thrills… Leading the new wave of sketch comedy.
Sunday Times

Inventive sketches wrapped in a warped sense of humour from this experienced team… If a sketch group can get you laughing before the show even starts, they’re clearly doing something right.’
Evening Standard

‘Innovative, expertly crafted and outrageously creative.’
★★★★★ ThreeWeeks

‘Another outstanding show by Casual Violence.’
★★★★★ Brighton Argus

‘Dark, twisted and superb.’ ★★★★★ Skinny ‘This generation’s answer to Monty Python… a fantastic lesson in how to write comedy.’ ★★★★★Broadway Baby

‘Casual Violence deserve massive success.
★★★★★ Reviews Hub

‘Riotous… had to be seen to be believed.’ ★★★★★ Latest 7

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