Tue 15 Dec 2009–Thu 24 Dec 2009

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Sandi Toksvig's Christmas Cracker Starring Ronnie Corbett

Plus Special Guests

A Christmas cabaret in Royal Festival Hall featuring an array of guest stars from the worlds of music, magic and comedy, including the legendary Ronnie Corbett. Hosted by queen of the quips Sandi Toksvig and a house band, the show is a joyous mix of music and comedy. It features festive sing-a-longs and, in time-honoured tradition, a re-working of a much-loved period drama in the form of a hilarious romp through Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, written by Sandi Toksvig and a specially commissioned Christmas anthem by Fascinating Aida's Dillie Keane. Created by Sandi Toksvig and Southbank Centre Artistic Director Jude Kelly, and directed by Fiona Laird, who directed Stephen Fry's Cinderella at the Old Vic in 2007 starring Sandi Toksvig, each performance will have the same format, although star guests will vary through the show's ten-day run.

Special guest stars now announced! Keep checking the website for updates - the remaining guest stars to be announced soon.

The 20 December performance is captioned and has speech-to-text reporting.

 

Date

Vocalist

Scrooge

Cratchits

Choir

15 Dec

Maria Friedman

Stephen Mangan

Sara Kestelman

Voicelab

16 Dec

Maria Friedman

Nicholas Parsons

Sara Cox

Voicelab

17 Dec

Sarah Connolly

Fiona Shaw

Jeremy Hardy

Diversity

18 Dec

Denise Van Outen

John Humphrys

Dick & Dom

Diversity

19 Dec

Barb Jungr

Roger Lloyd Pack

Sara Kestelman

Diversity

20 Dec

Clive Rowe

Jon Snow

June Whitfield

London Gay
Men’s Chorus

21 Dec

Sharon D. Clark

Rob Brydon

Sara Kestelman

London Gay
Men’s Chorus

22 Dec

Frances Ruffelle 

Arthur Smith

Sue Perkins

London Gay
Men’s Chorus

23 Dec

Barb Jungr

Tim Pigott-Smith

Miriam Margolyes

Voicelab

24 Dec

Maria Friedman

Lionel Blair

Sue Perkins

Voicelab

 

Please note: this information is correct at time of going to press and may be subject to change.

Related Links
On 22 December, catch the exclusive live broadcast only on Sky Arts 1 HD