When: On until 23rd December 2018
Where: Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF
£: Tickets cost £22 – £25
What is it?
As a true alternative to the traditional festive shows, Sink The Pink will be performing their scary new Christmas production at London’s Pleasance Theatre, until Sunday 23rd December.
Inspired by London’s bawdy and dangerous theatrical past, and a love of classic British Horror – think Sweeney Todd meets the Wicker Man – How To Catch A Krampus is a Christmas story that’s strictly for grown-ups, promising a truly terrifying night at the theatre.
Based on Victorian melodrama and the myth of the Krampus (a horned eastern European Christmas beast with the head of a goat and long hideous claws), the story follows the scandalous exploits of a part-time spirit medium/full-time con-artist.
Her shadowy life takes an even darker turn when her made-up magic suddenly starts to get results. When faced with certain death and growing suspicion from everyone around her, can she catch the Krampus and save her own skin in the process?
Starring a host of Sink The Pink faces, the cast also includes Lavinia Co-Op, a 67-year-old drag legend of famed radical drag troupe BLOOLIPS. The show will feature a specially commissioned, spine-chilling score, performed live each night by musical director Sarah Bodalbhai and sound designer Alicia Turner, as well as ‘added deception’ from award-winning magician Tom Cassani.
Sink The Pink’s most ambitious project to date, this debut theatre residency closes a year’s worth of 10th birthday milestones, including a headline sold out Brixton Academy show for Pride in July.
Written and directed by Ginger Johnson, whose credits include Sink The Pink’s previous adventures Down the Rabbit Hole and The Queens Head at Selfridges, expect something altogether more shocking with How To Catch A Krampus.