Birmingham Stage Company
7 December 2016 – 8 January 2017

From our production in Manchester 2016

It’s a Horrible Christmas at the Lowry this year, but judging by the reception of Friday’s audience it could be one of their best. This is that rare gem of a family show that genuinely appeals to all ages from 4 upwards. If you think you know about Christmas, this show will make you think again.
Manchester Theatre Awards

Very funny, fast paced, full of excellent songs, audience participation and a lot of laughs. Plus we all learned something about the horrible history of Christmas.  A furiously funny alternative to the traditional panto.
Hodge Podge Days

An absolutely fantastic show and a great opportunity for our family to spend some fun time together at Christmas.  I was howling with laughter at one point and our two girls, aged 6 and 4, loved it.
Expression & Confession

We all thoroughly enjoyed the entire show. I can’t think of many times when my nine year old has been quite so animated. Come to think of it, I don’t recall the last time I was either!
That Lancashire Lass

Christmas arrives at the Lowry in this hysterical time-travelling production, created with all the theatrical elements required for the perfect family Christmas extravaganza - slapstick comedy, sing-a-long and audience participation. Horrible Christmas is an excellent, hilarious twist on your usual Christmas production.
Sincerely Amy


From our production in Cambridge 2015

This hilarious time-travelling seasonal romp with Santa will have you laughing all the way home. The show is a riot, with brilliantly over-the-top costumes and fabulous lighting bolted to humour, jokes and pretty horrible history!”
Local Secret

Energetic, hilarious entertainment, blending the ‘history’ aspect in so cleverly that you hardly notice that you’re learning while you laugh! The show is jampacked with brilliant, catchy tunes, hilarious jokes and lots of audience participation. I went with children aged between 7 and 12 and they loved it!”
Cambridge Edition

Funnier than any history lesson we can remember, the show incorporated tales from Victorian England to ancient Turkey without losing pace. Where else would you see Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, King Henry VIII, St Nicholas and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on one cast sheet? Suspend your disbelief - you're in for a far from horrible evening.”
Cambridge News

From our production in Birmingham 2014

An engaging, informative and fun whistle-stop tour through the ages. The script is fast-moving and witty and the acting is first-rate!"
Birmingham Post

Featuring fantastic energy and superb comic timing, this is a quality BSC production and the cast's sparkle and enthusiasm is infectious!"
Birmingham Mail

Pacy, joyful and stuffed like a turkey with foul festive facts and fun. The acting is first-rate and the music is excellent. Another quality production from the BSC!"
Native Monster

What a fantastic show! Just the right mix of humour, facts about Christmas, singing and audience participation. Highly recommended if your kids like Horrible Histories or if you want to try an excellent alternative to the panto."

A celebration of Christmas unlike any you'll have seen before! A whistlestop tour through the history of Yuletide with great gags, visual comedy and a script that cleverly weaves fact with fun. The perfect show for all ages!"
Stratford Herald

From our production in Derby 2013

This action-packed festive adventure is a romp from start to finish, with a sensational script!"
Derby Telegraph

A whistlestop trip through the history of the Yuletide festivities in a visually delightful show. An inspired comedy guaranteed to put a smile on your face!"
Burton Mail

A mad rollercoaster of a production that has everything you need - a fabulous script packed with gags, slapstick, funny walks, singing contests and a race through festive history!"
Derby Arts Blog

A fabulous show for children, both entertaining and educational"
The Good Review