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A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS

Tuesday 22nd December at 8pm
Tickets £13.50
Box Office: 01905 611427


Back at Huntingdon Hall with a brand new show for 2015, acclaimed historical musicians Blast from the Past present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and stories.


Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending in the 20th Century, A Brief History of Christmas is a whistle-stop tour of the origins of our midwinter festivities. Featuring long-forgotten songs and tales as well as some familiar and well-loved carols, A Brief History of Christmas is a show guaranteed to delight the hearts of young and old alike.


The first half takes in 600 years of music – featuring music and songs played on archaic instruments such as cittern, shawm and rauschpfeife, as well as more familiar instruments such as guitar, flute, oboe and accordion. All are helped along by Blast from the Past’s trademark wit and humour.


The second half is a thrilling re-telling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – using song, drama and music to bring this classic story to life in a riot of sound and colour.
A Brief History of Christmas is the perfect show for anyone looking to recapture the simple Yuletide delights of fellowship, laughter and good cheer.


Tickets are available from the Box Office on 01905 611427