The Belgrade Theatre presents


Script, music and lyrics by Forbes Masson. Directed by Michael Fentiman.

Mon 12 Dec – Fri 23 Dec 2011

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: £7 – £13.25 (Concessions: £7 – £11.25)

For Sale

Your Christmas Needs Crackers!

This year’s B2 Xmas show is Crackers – a brand new, crazy Christmas comedy packed to the gunnels with live music and laughter.

Leonard’s life is a complete and utterly weird pantomime. Trapped behind the checkout at Myrrh’s Bazaar, a cut-price Christmas shop, he longs to escape, find true love and live his dreams. But his boss, the astonishingly evil entrepreneur Archibald Myrrh, has other abominable plans…

As ever, the B2 Xmas show has been created especially for grown-ups so it’s perfect for office parties or anyone who wants to enjoy a Christmas night out away from the kids. Be warned though, the characters in Crackers all suffer from severe potty mouth, so expect to hear some bad language and sexual references from the outset!

This compact show only lasts around an hour, so it leaves you plenty of time to complete your evening with a few celebratory drinks at the bar or a festive feast in our first floor restaurant.

What’s more, a special Christmas meal deal is available. The deal includes a pre-show hot main course with any standard size drink and a ticket for the show – all for just £28! To book the Crackers Package, please call the Box Office on 024 7655 3055.

Festive fun for grown-ups.

Please note: further to earlier publicity material there is no performance on Sat 24 Dec.

Mon 12 Dec 8:00pm Limited Availability
Tue 13 Dec 8:00pm Limited Availability
Wed 14 Dec 8:00pm Sold Out
Thu 15 Dec 8:00pm
Fri 16 Dec 9:00pm Limited Availability
Sat 17 Dec 9:00pm Limited Availability
Mon 19 Dec 9:00pm
Tue 20 Dec 9:00pm
Wed 21 Dec 9:00pm
Thu 22 Dec 9:00pm Limited Availability
Fri 23 Dec 9:00pm Limited Availability
Sat 24 Dec 9:00pm Cancelled

“What a cracker! Crackers is delightfully anti-Christmas and perfect pantomime rolled into one.”

The Leamington Courier

“Ruthlessly funny, shamelessly rude, bloodythirsty and definitely a child-free zone… A festive treat for grown-ups who don’t want to grow up too much.” ****

The Coventry Telegraph

Rosanna Simpson, Assistant Stage Manager and Steve Cressy, Stage Manager with their Crackers recycling

See your recycling brought back to life on the Belgrade stage

Posted on 9th November 2011

Our B2 Xmas Show, Crackers is a new musical comedy set in a cut price Christmas shop and we need your help to stock the shelves! Read more

Audience reaction to Crackers

Video: See what our audiences think of Crackers!

Posted by anon on 16th December 2011

We spoke to some audience members after a performance of Crackers - watch Martin Gibbs and Dale Hasty's reviews of the show here! Read more

Forbes Masson as Barbara Cadabara and Daniel Curtis as Leonard. Credit Ellie Kurttz

Crackers production photographs

Posted by anon on 8th October 2012

Take a look inside the crazy world of our B2 Xmas Show, Crackers in these fantastic production photographs taken by Ellie Kurttz. Read more

Video: An interview with Forbes Masson, writer of Crackers

Posted by anon on 24th October 2012

We caught up with writer Forbes Masson to find out what we can expect from comedy Christmas musical Crackers, which returns to B2 from 8-22 Dec. Read more

Cruise around town in a Crackers cab

Posted by anon on 12th November 2011

Crackers adverts are now making their way around the city on the side of black cabs. If you spot one snap a picture and send it to us via twitter @BelgradeTheatre... Read more

Music from Crackers: Revenge by Forbes Masson

Posted by anon on 1st December 2011

Here's another ditty from Forbes Masson's upcoming crazy Christmas musical, Crackers. On in B2 from 12 - 23 Dec Read more

Music from Crackers: Coventry Blue by Forbes Masson

Posted by anon on 12th October 2012

Here's another one of the fantastic songs from our B2 Xmas Show, Crackers, which returns to B2 from 8-22 Dec 2012. Read more

Music from Crackers: Checkout Guy by Forbes Masson

Posted by anon on 24th October 2012

Here's a sneak peek at some of the hilarious songs you'll hear in our festive comedy musical, Crackers, which returns to B2 fresh for 2012 from 8-22 Dec. Read more

Forbes Masson's Crackers

Forbes Masson's Crackers!

Posted by anon on 24th November 2011

Here's some photographs of Forbes Masson as the Fairy Godmother, Barbara Cadabara in our B2 Xmas Show Crackers Read more

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