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.
Performances on 21 - 24 December 2023
at St Werburgh's City Farm, Bristol
11am / 2pm
plus post-show festive craft workshop included in ticket price
Show running time: 40 minutes
Post-show workshop: 30 minutes
Please note this performance happens outdoors but under cover.
Remember, there's no such thing as bad weather.
Just the wrong clothes.
"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 originally 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, and to south Bristol community centres in 2022.