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A Penny Pincher's Christmas Carol

A Penny Pincher’s Christmas Carol

Hastings’ Newest Christmas Tradition – A Penny Pincher’s Christmas Carol… Back By Popular Demand!

Ending the year with a bang, the local writing team of John Knowles and Kate Tym are back with their hugely successful two-hander, A Penny Pincher’s Christmas Carol.

After raising the rafters at The Palace last year they are back with their mad-cap re-imagining of Dickens’ classic tale. A Penny Pincher’s Christmas Carol features all the firm favourites of ghosts past, present and future – all played by just two actors and as you’ve never seen them before! A fabulous fun show that’s guaranteed to have young and old alike smiling their socks off and dancing in the aisles. ‘When we put this show on last year, we had no idea how popular it would become but the word of mouth promoting of it was so amazing that, in the end, we had trouble fitting everyone in!’ says Kate Tym. ‘People were begging us to bring it back this year and telling us we’d invented a new Christmas tradition,’ co-writer, John Knowles, chips in. ‘Forget It’s A Wonderful Life, come and see A Penny Pincher’s Christmas Carol instead!’


Audience members at The Palace, 2016 were very enthusiastic in their feedback from, ‘Oh my god my sides hurt, that was the best Christmas show I’ve ever seen’, to, ‘You MUST GET A ticket for this show if you can !!! Comic genius in our town !!’ High praise indeed.

SMALLERAnd, not content to have just one Christmas show on the go, Kate Tym and John Knowles are are also the writing team behind this year’s brand new, professional panto at The Rye Creative Centre,  Jack and The Beanstalk. ‘We can’t give too much away about this,’ the pair say, ‘but anyone who knows our work won’t be surprised that we have managed to mix the traditional (local historical characters like the Giant of Brede and the Biddenden Maids) with a modern take on Jack and her love of guitars! It’s been a lot of fun writing this panto and weaving together the old and the new, as well as creating a whole host of lovable local characters. It’s classic Panto with a twist. And,’ John comments, ‘you can get a family ticket for both shows and still pay less than an outing to see Honey G!’ Now that really will make for a very merry Christmas!

For more details on both shows:

‘Penny Pincher’s Christmas Carol’:

Tickets from:

20th Dec 7.30pm / 21st 1.30pm & 7.30pm / 22nd 1.30pm & 7.30pm / 23rd 1.30pm & 7.30pm / 24th 1.30pm & 7.30pm

‘Jack and the Beanstalk’:

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Posted 13:50 Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 In: Arts News,Performance

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