Published: 28 November 2011 at 13:41
Anglia Ruskin to host a feast of festive fun at its Cambridge campus
The Mumford Theatre will be visiting ancient Arabia, Victorian London and a giant’s castle in the sky as Anglia Ruskin University counts down to Christmas with a selection of shows for all the family.
On 2 and 3 December (7.30pm) the Mumford Theatre – located at the heart of Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus – will stage Charles Dickens’ seasonal favourite A Christmas Carol. Depicting the famous story of Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future; this production by Mike Maran weaves dance and Alison Stephens’ music into the storytelling. It’s ideal for older children, but not those afraid of ghosts!
Cambridge’s The Young Actors Company premiere their new production The Boy Who Lost Christmas from 13-16 December (7.00pm) which tells the story of Crispin, the nastiest little boy in the world who, on Christmas Eve, wishes Christmas away. Realising he has to save Christmas, Crispin embarks on an adventure that takes him from the streets of Victorian London to the North Pole.
Proteus Theatre Company return on 18 December (2.30pm and 5.30pm) with Arabian Nights, their second production at the Mumford this season. Featuring the incredible stories from 1001 Nights full of monsters, genies, wizards and thieves, Arabian Nights fuses circus, magic, film and music in a performance suitable for ages five and upwards.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a pantomime and this year Jack and the Beanstalk will be gracing the Mumford Theatre from 20-22 December. Packed with comedy, excitement and audience participation, children will be cheering for Jack, and laughing at the antics of Barmy Bosworth and Dimples the cow, as they try to get the better of the dame, Mrs Lumpkin.For more information and to book tickets, please visit www.anglia.ac.uk/mumfordtheatre or contact the Box Office on 0845 196 2320.