What's better than Christmas? Learning about its history in a twisted, amusing and shocking way, and that's exactly what Horrible Christmas has in store!
Why Watch Horrible Christmas
Horrible Christmas is based on Crackers Christmas, one of the many books in the Horrible Histories series by Terry Deary. With a stunning cast of characters and excellent execution, this top-notch production of Horrible Christmas is sure to leave you full of holiday spirit - oodles of it!
When a jolly man dressed in red threatens to ruin Christmas, it's up to one young boy to save the day... but can he save Christmas? From medieval monks to Victorian villains, Tudor treats to Puritan parties, jump on a hair-raising ride through the history of Christmas in the company of King Henry VIII, Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, St. Nicholas, and, of course, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as they all join together to save Christmas.
Fans of History | Family Activities | Fans of Christmas Stories
This neatly designed show zips along, and it is performed with energy and a madcap charm by the hard-working cast.
– The Guardian
This is good old fashioned silly fun, performed in the festive panto mould: lots of fart and bottom gags, a spot of audience participation, and a good old sing-a-long. Chuck in a few jokes for the adults and you have all the trappings of a great show.
– The Reviews Hub
Know Before You Go
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
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Alexandra Palace Theatre, Alexandra Palace Way, London