Many families have already decided upon less extravagant festivities this year due to the cost of living crisis. ‘We Need a Little Christmas’ therefore seems like a very appropriate title for our latest seasonal production.
Dancers from the our production of We Need a Little Christmas in rehearsal taking direction from choreographer Beth Freeman. Credit: Emma Cullen
“Even though times are difficult, everyone still loves Christmas” Maurice Garrod, Assistant Director for the production told us.
“We’ve managed to squeeze this extra show into our busy calendar of events at the Players Theatre in the hope that it will bring a little pre-Christmas festive cheer.”
Maurice, a member of the Lowestoft Players for 35 years is assisting Jimmy Aitkin, who is directing the show. Jimmy is fresh from the stage as Dick in our production of 9 to 5 The Musical. He also played Dame Julie Jubilee earlier in the year in the our spring pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.
Maurice’s wife, Steph - a big lover of all things Christmas - is also assisting with the production. She told us
“Our pantomime for 2023 is Snow White, but that’s not until January which is a few weeks away. I just couldn’t wait until then!”
We Need a Little Christmas has a cast of 15 very talented members from The Lowestoft Players. It will be performed cabaret style and feature dance, comedy, musical numbers from the West End plus of course many festive favourites.
The show will run from Wednesday 7th December to Sunday 11th December, this includes two afternoon matinees. It’s suitable for all ages, and especially for those like Steph Garrod who love Christmas!
Tickets are priced from just £10, which provides exceptional value. They are available from the Players Theatre Box Office www.playerstheatre.info or by phoning 01502 770020.
Artwork for the our production of Little Christmas. It features the Players Theatre, built in 1899. It has been in the ownership of The Lowestoft Players since 2009. Credit: Stephen Wilson
All proceeds from this production will be used to help fund the upkeep of the Players Theatre, the iconic building was built 1899 and sits in the centre of Lowestoft. It has been in our ownership since 2009.
Catherine Oldman is providing musical direction for this show, Bethany Freeman Choreography, and Hazel Cole costumes.