A new adults-only, queered-up panto is hitting The Other Palace theatre this Christmas.
Ghosted – Another F***ing Christmas Carol is a new adult pantomime from the writers of the famous annual panto at recently shut-down LGBTQ+ theatre Above The Stag.
Promising to be a spicy, inventive and irreverently hilarious show, Ghosted – Another F***ing Christmas Carol will play the Studio theatre at The Other Palace from 1 to 24 December 2022.
This new update of Charles Dickens’ classic sees Eloisa Scrooge as the world’s worst boss, until she’s nominated for a Christmas Eve makeover from an exuberant trio of queer ghosts. Taking her back to her past, and forwards to the shocking future that awaits her if she doesn’t change her ways, they show her a life that’s lost its way, and her impact on those around her – most of all her beleaguered assistant Bobbi Cratchitt.
Performed by four actors, this fresh take on Dickens is written by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper, with lyrics by Jon Bradfield, and directed by Andrew Beckett.
Director Andrew Beckett said in a press statement, “You might think London needs another A Christmas Carol like Scrooge needs a lottery ticket but we’re bringing you the heart-warming festive favourite like you’ve never seen it before: funnier, shorter, ruder and camper, yet with everything that we love about Dickens’ magical and moving story intact, with a few fun twists along the way.”
The Other Palace Artistic Director, Paul Taylor-Mills said, ‘I’ve been a massive fan of Jon and Martin’s pantomimes for many years. Their collaboration with director Andrew Beckett is deliciously naughty and I’m thrilled that they’ve made the short trip across the river to bring Christmas cheer to our The Other Palace audiences. Their hilarious adult pantos are as important to the soul for grown-ups as the traditional pantomime is for children and there’s no doubt that Ghosted is going to make us blush slightly more than a normal Christmas cracker! Can’t wait!’
The cast is to be announced.