Christmas Crackers


Babbacombe Theatre, Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LU
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Christmas Crackers

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How do you make Christmas Crackers?

It’s essential you have something colourful, preferably with some sparkle to wrap them with, jokes and trinkets to insert, and lastly but most importantly that little something that goes pop!

The Babbacombe Theatre has all you will need, to ensure this yuletide season, your festive celebrations include the very best box of Christmas Crackers for you to enjoy with your family and friends.

Now you have the necessities, let’s crack on with putting it together.

Some of the best comedic one liners and funny stories will be a part of our Christmas Crackers - no silly jokes in sight. Andy Oakley returns as the ever-popular headlining act with even more side-splitting sketches that will make you laugh louder than ever. He is joined on stage by other artistes instantly recognisable to Babbacombe Theatre regulars, including great comedy magician Peter Baffles, a master of illusion and a firm favourite with audiences across the globe, with even more tricks up his sleeve, he will amuse and amaze you.

To enhance the sparkle to your wrapping, we welcome back the superlative talents of Paul Cobley and Sami-Jane. Individually their vocal ability is memorable however, when you hear them sing together you will be totally captivated. Optimising every show tune, chart topping hit and classical song will be Danze Magique. They have an adept ability to interpret the content set by choreographer Sadie Oliver with flair whilst engaging with the musical arrangements of Pete Leonard.

The personal gift in our Christmas Crackers, comes in the guise of special guest, Lily Laight. At 16, Lily is already a seasoned performer. She appeared with the original cast of Matilda on London’s West End, has appeared on TV in Doc Martin and in 2014 hit the headlines worldwide when the movie, Love Rosie went on release. Lily has been performing at this venue since she was only 8 and this show will mark her thirteenth production on the Babbacombe boards!

Inspirational lighting, costume design, choreography and musical arrangements are without exception what makes our Christmas Crackers that little bit extra special.  After all, when opening a box of crackers, the experience is never just about what is in the cracker but how lovely they look when set out in front of you.

To complete your cracker, you need to insert the very small explosive mechanism called a snap, the satisfying crack that we associate so closely with Christmas. With some Disney Delights, a Million Dreams, the King of Rock, Prince of Pop, a Christmas encounter with Mrs Brown and newcomer to the venue this Christmas season, Simon Stuart. undoubtedly the crack in this box of crackers will go with a bang!

Now all that’s left to do is – PULL THOSE CRACKERS.  The best technique is to hold your end lower than the other person’s, so the cracker tilts downwards towards you, use a firm, two-handed grip, apply a slow, steady pull, rather than a swift tug and avoid twisting. Whether you are left with the winning part of the cracker or just the tail end, you know with the Babbacombe Theatre’s Christmas Crackers you will, Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day.

Tickets: £22, Seniors £20, Children (-16years) £11. Boxing Day & New Years Day performances £23/£21/£12

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