Autumn Theatre Season 2019
World premieres, Edinburgh transfers and returning Soho favourites - a new season of surprise and subversion.
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).
‘Creative, strange and brilliantly performed stuff.’
‘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.
'Inventive sketches wrapped in a warped sense of humour from this experienced team.'
‘Dark, twisted and superb.’