The Arches, Villiers Street, London , London WC2N 6NL 08444 930 650
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Previews from 8th December, opens 11th December 2020. Ends 23rd December 2020.
Meet Figgy and Cupcake, two of Santa’s Christmas elves. For 11 months of the year, Cupcake is a bright and bubbly bundle of joy. But come December 1st, all that changes - because Cupcake is ‘The Elf Who Was Scared of Christmas’.
Come and join Figgy in an original Christmas story as he tries to help Cupcake overcome her fear of Christmas. Using the power of imagination, and with a little help from you, will he be able to remind her of the importance and magic of Christmas? And, in helping Cupcake, will Figgy solve some of his own Christmassy problems?
This December, join Figgy and Cupcake on a journey of self-discovery, friendship and Christmas cheer, ending in an an all-singing, all-dancing musical celebration featuring some of your favourite Christmas songs.
Daniele Tarento presents West End stars Gina Beck and Neil McDermott who have written and star in the world première of ‘The Elf Who Was Scared of Christmas.’
Neil McDermott and Gina Beck met over 20 years ago performing with the National Youth Music Theatre. Unbelievably, their career paths haven’t crossed since! They now live in the same village with their families and decided to come together during these unprecedented times to create an original theatre show for young people that could be performed under the current restrictions.
With two children each, they really wanted to make something for small people and their families to ensure that Christmas this year is as magical as ever.
Suitable for children of all ages.
Based on paying FULL PRICE (no discount!) for tickets, site writers and contributing guests have ALSO created the colour-coded plans for "value for money," considering factors like views, comfort and value-for-money compared with other same-priced seats available.
Some notes for this extra event appear below. For a full discussion, opinions, reviews, notes, tips, hints and advice on all the seats in this theatre, visit the theatre page (link at the top of this page) and click on "BEST SEAT ADVICE" (on the left of your screen).
On the plans below:
Seats in GREEN many feel may offer either noticeable value, or something to compensate for a problem; for example, being a well-priced restricted view ticket. Any seats coloured LIGHT GREEN are sold at "premium" prices because the show producer thinks they are the best. The monkey says "you are only getting what you pay for" but uses this colour to highlight the ones it feels best at the price, and help everybody else find equally good seats nearby at lower prices.
Seats in WHITE, many feel, provided about what they pay for. Generally unremarkable.
Seats in RED are coloured to draw attention. Not necessarily to be avoided - maybe nothing specific is wrong with them, other than opinions that there are better seats at the same price. Other times there may be something to consider before buying – perhaps overpricing, obstructed views, less comfort etc.
Please remember that cheaper seats often do not offer the same view / location quality as top price ones, and that ticket prices are designed to reflect this difference.
To enable "social distancing," available locations may vary.
Only the "front" section of the theatre, rows K to W are used, with alternate rows removed and two seats left between groups for distancing.
Row K is at stage level with unlimited legroom, and there is no change to the layout or steepness of seating behind it. The trouble is, without the stage being raised, the steepness really isn't enough. The monkey in row R had to look down the arm-rest spaces, even with someone of average height in front it missed some action. It wouldn't go further back than row P.
All seats are the same price, so take the closest.
Wheelchair users can use the space in balcony 1, with a reasonable view.
The monkey advises checking performance times on your tickets and that performances are happening as scheduled, before travelling.
Tuesday to Friday at 11.30am and 1.30pm
Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am and 12.30pm
NO MONDAY PERFORMANCES.
No performances on 19th December 2020.
Runs 1 hour approximately, with no interval.
Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.
To enable "social distancing," locations may vary.