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Mind the Advent: 24 days celebrating a year’s theatregoing > #theatre2017 #YearInReview

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You know what time of year it is – so I’ve just been through my annual Mind the Advent countdown! As I’ve seen a personal best number of different shows this year, the sheer volume of actors (and performances) have really been stacking up and making my life difficult – in terms of summing up my favourites of the year, that is. So here is a bit of a sneak preview of what’s to come in my highlight posts…

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Fitzrovia Radio Hour – Spiegeltent, Leicester Square ❄❄❄❄❄

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There are some really quite ingenious methods of creating the required sound effects – a particular favourite has to be Gretchen using rubber gloves, dipped in water, to push along an inflated balloon for the sound of Marley’s face ‘growing’ out of the door knocker.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Old Vic Theatre ❄❄❄❄❄

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Despite our typical view of the Victorians being highly conservative in every aspect of their lives, the young queen was relatively liberal – and A Christmas Carol is almost surprisingly socialist. And it’s this that Jack Thorne seems to have really played upon when adapting it for this brand new stage production.