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