Festivities continue apace at London’s King’s Head Theatre where The Boy Under the Christmas Tree has provided a gift to audiences and critics this season. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite reviews and audience reactions below. Time to get booking!
When aspiring comedian Lawrence Bennett wakes up on Christmas morning, after a bad gig and with a king-size hangover, and finds a handsome young man almost naked under his Christmas tree, he wonders if Santa has finally delivered. The beautiful youth doesn’t know how he got there or what his name is or where he came from. The doctor thinks he might have had a bang on the head. The local copper suspects he may be a wanted criminal. As for Santa Claus, he’s on another planet.
Newcomers Jamie Loxton (recently graduated from ALRA) and Daniel Grice (Arts Ed) both make their professional debuts in the production, playing Lawrence and the titular Boy, respectively. The cast is completed by Sam Sheldon as The Visitations.
The Boy Under the Christmas Tree runs from 11 December 2018 to 5 January 2019 at the King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 9.15pm, Sundays at 5.15pm and special matinees on 29 December and 5 January at 5.15pm. Tickets are priced £11-16. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!