Daniel Kitson

 

A Show for Christmas

 

 

 

 

By Daniel Kitson

 

 

 

 

It’s 4.52pm on Wednesday the twenty fourth of December when Pollyanna Plunket, briefly distracted by opening a bag of toffees – glances away from the road for no more than a second only to find, upon looking back that an old man, , from nowhere made his way to the middle of the street. She hits the horn, the man turns, she stamps hard on the brakes and whilst the vehicle, a mid sized motorhome – does slow down, it does not stop. Skidding on, over glistening black tarmac, careering into the old man –making no visible attempt to move - rooted to the spot, bent over under the weight of a battered red bag - the inevitable impact flips him up over the bonnet and into the windscreen – his eyes oddly calm as they meet hers for a moment before he slumps down the glass, rolling back off the bonnet and out of sight.

 

 

 

 

A story about possibility and magic and grief and hope and tradition and toffees.

 

Which is to say, Christmas. Basically.

 

 

1st  - Margate Theatre Royal  - http://theatreroyalmargate.com/

4th – Norwich Playhouse -  http://www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk/

5th – Edinburgh Lyceum - https://lyceum.org.uk

6th – Durham Gala - www.galadurham.co.uk

7th – Halifax Square Chapel - https://www.squarechapel.co.uk/

10th – Bristol Old Vic - http://www.bristololdvic.org.uk/

11th – Exeter Phoenix - https://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/

14th – Leicester Y Theatre - https://leicesterymca.co.uk/spaces/the-y-theatre/

15th – Manchester Dancehouse – http://www.thedancehouse.co.uk/

17th – Brighton Attenborough Centre - https://www.attenboroughcentre.com

18th – Mold Theatr Clwyd- https://www.theatrclwyd.com