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The Globe Theatre Announce an On-line Christmas Show

Christmas at the Snow Globe There’s going to be quite a line up of top West End related material for you to live stream this Christmas.

Personally I’m not a fan of watching or making online content but even I’m looking forward to being able to enjoy the Old Vic’s Christmas Carol, starring Andrew Lincoln, and Imelda Staunton in the Donmar’s “Looking a Lot Like Christmas” concert.

Also competing for your attention will be an online holiday show from the Globe Theatre. We haven’t heard much from them since Covid shut them down, despite their very healthy finances.

The production’s called “Christmas at the (Snow) Globe” and the pre-publicity breathlessly describes it as follows -

This December, national treasure Sandi Toksvig and her merry company bring laughter, carols and the joy of Christmas from the Globe Theatre straight to your home with this very festive film premiere.

A child stands in our wooden ‘O’ waiting for the show to begin but something’s not quite right. The theatre is bare. Where are the players, the audience and stewards? Fear not – the Snow Globe gang are not going to let anything stop them from giving this child, and everyone at home the gift of theatre, especially at Christmastime!

Pull on a festive jumper, gather your loved ones as close as social distancing will allow, and watch the company restore the magic of Christmas. The film will be filled with classic Christmas songs, get ready to sing-along and join us in turning every household into a winter wonderland.