The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

3.8 (4) · Comedy

A mixture of South Park and Miracle on 34th Street by way of Scrooged


Gary’s life is shit. It’s Christmas eve, he’s broke, he’s promised his son some top of the range Power Ranger figures but he hasn’t delivered them, and now his ex wife is out to find him baying for blood.

But none of that matters any more because Gary has a secret. A big, fat (well… small, tiny, and extremely festive) secret that might very well save him and the whole of humanity.

A mixture of South Park and Miracle on 34th Street by way of Scrooged, Anthony Neilson’s hilarious and cutting comedy about finding the true spirit of Christmas comes to Southwark for the first time. If you’re a real scrooge, if you hate Christmas, or if you’re just exhausted by going through the motions to please un-pleasable relatives, then this show is for you.

Age Guidance: 14+

Critic reviews

Riotously enjoyable revival of Anthony Neilson's anti-Christmas comedy

The Stage

The stage is full of high energy and that's great, but sometimes it means that the performances remain very one note

Broadway World

All that we love about Christmas is spiced up with all that we hate about this holiday, and exaggerations of the darkest sides of the festive season are utilised brilliantly to push our thinking in the right and positive direction

Theatre Weekly

The Night Before Christmas is a must-see


Date & time

Show ended
Wed 28 Nov - Sat 29 Dec, 3.30pm & 8pm


77-85 Newington Causeway SE1 6BD London, UK · Get Directions
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