"Perfect entertainment. A well crafted piece of comedy theatre.

The final song is outstanding.

Simmons and Lawless execute this flawlessly, with humour pitched at both children and adults."

Backstage Bristol Review, December 2023

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Join hapless Christmas event planners Holly & Noel from ‘Yule Be Merry: carefully curated Christmas creations’ as they attempt to assemble a 12 Days of Christmas themed event to a tight deadline for a demanding boss.

In the face of insurmountable tech glitches, escaped poultry and unavoidably delayed ballet dancers, Noel and Holly are determined to press on regardless.

After all, they do have the pear tree.

Ridiculous festive family theatre.

Expect broad visual comedy, bold engaging characters and a quirky humour for all ages to enjoy.

Read what audiences say about Yule Be Merry

Audience Feedback: 2023

After each performance at St Werburgh's City Farm, December 2023, we ran a green screen craft workshop. Audiences created festive artworks, then posed in our pop-up green screen corner.

They sent us photos and we combined them into these festive photos! These are shared with permission.

So creative, highly original and so funny!
Our first time seeing one of your shows, we'll definitely recommend you!

As an adult I loved it! Hilarious. Properly laughed out loud!

We loved it! A total hoot! 


Fantastic show with hilarious hijinks!

I haven't laughed like that in ages! Tears rolling down my face! We love your productions.

So fun to laugh together with all the family. Loved the playfulness. You lifted my spirits!

I brought my 4 year old and we both giggled all the way through. Perfect Christmas Eve material!

A fun festive treat!
We all enjoyed it
(age range 7 - 73!)

Funny, uplifting and joyful!

Impeccable comic timing. It was wonderful. 

Thank you for helping us feel festive!

I liked the dancing and singing. 

It was properly funny!

I liked it when you threw things around. 

But what did happen to Noel's shoe?

Audience Feedback: 2021-2022

"Everyone loved that! The young ones were totally transfixed, but you also had all the parents and grandparents laughing too, and even the teenagers loved it! That was just what we needed just before Christmas!"

Event organiser, Ashton Vale Community Centre

"That was absolutely brilliant!
I brought my mum as well as my children and it was so lovely to see them all laughing together.
My mum can't manage long shows with her health but this was absolutely perfect for us! Thank you!"
Audience member, Hartcliffe Community Centre

"Brave Bold Drama brought Christmas cheer to our annual event for children with special needs and their families at Farmer Palmers Farm Park.

There was lots on offer at the park and to complement this Paul and Gill devised a wonderfully interactive performance for us which worked to draw in families as they passed by.

It was a chill, grey day but children readily engaged with the characters, song, story and scenarios presented.  They were especially good at being flexible in following suggestions from the audience and bringing children in to perform with them."
Helen Day, Artz+,Dorset Council 

I thoroughly enjoyed every moment! I thought it was going to be 'twee' nonsense.
It was anything but that!

Year 5 Teacher

It was so funny and the dancing was really good!

Year 4 student

Funny, expressive and entertaining.

Pitched just right, the children laughed so much!

The length was just right too.

Year 4 teacher

I liked everything. It was very silly!

Year 2 student

Yule Be Merry! was commissioned in December 2020 by Dorset County Council Artz+ Programme for disabled children & young people. The show toured to primary schools in Hartcliffe & Withywood in December 2021 supported by Quartet Community Foundation, to south Bristol community centres in 2022 and performed a four-day sell-out run at St Werburgh's City Farm, Bristol in 2023.