Blast from the Past Theatre presents...
Christmas past with two spectacular shows. Authentic costume, authentic instruments, historical credence, impeccable musicianship and showmanship. Both available in December 2012. Please enquire for December 2013
A Victorian Christmas
The 2011 tour was hugely successful and due to popular demand Victorian Christmas will be available in 2012 alongside 'A MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS.'
The Victorians virtually invented the modern idea of Christmas with crackers, presents and cards, so explore the traditions and sounds of Victorian Yuletide. The fully costumed show includes carols and songs, tunes, stories and a traditional mummer's play (the forerunner of pantomime!) Song sheets are available for the audience to join in and the emphasis is very much on inclusion and participation. There are four performers, three singer/instrumentalists and one singer/storyteller. Between them the instrumentalists play piano (if available) organ (if available) piano accordion, melodeon, oboe, flute and waldzither. They sing carols, some well known for the audience to join in with, and some more obscure, plus Victorian parlour songs. Their ten-minute mummers play, in which St George battles the Turkish Knight, recalls times past, and there's a story - told in two parts with a cliffhanger - for children of all ages.
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"Victorian Christmas - A engaging performance. The
combination of music, song, story, and play was both entertaining and
interesting. Our audience embraced the show with enthusiasm. The Turk
was slain not once but twice! Never have we seen such a shinny colander!" - Ann Green, Kirkham Concerts, 2011
A Medieval Christmas
Available for theatres, arts centres and halls.
Following on from 2011's highly successful show 'A Victorian Christmas', acclaimed historical entertainment company Blast from the Past delve further back to bring you 'A Medieval Christmas' in 2012. Featuring long-forgotten festive songs (plus some surprisingly familiar carols!) from the Middle Ages played on authentic instruments as well as stories and drama from Chaucer's England. This celebration of Yuletide Past is sure to warm the hearts of young and old.
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Blast From the Past specialises in presenting authentic period entertainment.
The core members of the company are Chris Green (Isambarde) and Sophie Matthews (Oxford Waits) with Jude Rees (Isambarde).
Pictured above from 'A Victorian Christmas 2011': Jude Rees (Isambarde), Chris Green (Isambarde), Sophie Matthews (Oxford Waits).
Coventry, Mawdslay Thursday
Bedford, Howard Room
1st Daytime (Victorian event)
2nd Daytime (Victorian event)
2nd Evening (Medieval)
Napton VH (Warks)
Exeter Barnfield Thtr
8th Daytime (Victorian event)
9th Daytime (Victorian event)
Croydon Folk Club
Kirkham Concerts, Lancs
15th Daytime (Medieval event)
16th Daytime (Medieval event)
16th Evening (Medieval)
Century Theatre, Snibston Leics
17th Private Function
York Nat Ctr for Early Music
Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Cumbria Village Hall TBC
Kirkgate Centre, Cockermoth