£15/£8 under 16 Family ticket (for 4) £40
“A memorable and atmospheric start to the festive season…. wonderful!” Lichfield Arts
Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending in the 20th century, A Brief History of Christmas is a whistle-stop tour of the origins of our midwinter festivities. Featuring long-forgotten songs and tales as well as some familiar and well-loved carols, A Brief History of Christmas is a show guaranteed to delight the hearts of young and old.
The first half takes in 600 years of music – featuring music and songs played on archaic instruments such as cittern, shawm and rauschpfeife, as well as more familiar instruments such as guitar, flute, oboe and accordion and all helped along by Blast from the Past’s trademark wit and humour. The second half is a thrilling retelling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – using music and song to bring this classic story to life in a riot of sound and colour.