The Maskers' Studio Theatre

5th - 10th December

Friday performance at 8pm, other performances at 7:30pm.

Our 2nd half playlet
"Christmas with the Cratchits"
was written by Brian Stansbridge

Telephone bookings 0333 666 3366 (booking fee applies to phone bookings)

Enjoy Christmas with the Cratchits and discover the "truth" behind the family!

The Cratchit family let you into their home and share their favourite Christmas snippets!

In a traditional Maskers' offering, complete with mulled wine, mince pies and candlelit tables we are pleased to present:
"Christmas with the Cratchits!"
We join Dickens' favourite, loveable and warm-hearted Cratchit family, as they present to us an anthology of appropriate seasonal readings and music, varying from the serious to the comic; but, after a brief pause for wine and pies, it will appear that all is not as it seems! Be prepared for startling revelations of the terrible truth behind the Cratchits' cosy facade! However, in the end, sentiment must prevail over cynicism, as Dickens would demand, and all will be reconciled in some jolly 'Christmas Carols'!

At least that is what we hope!

Director & Cast

The Director of this production is Philip de Grouchy

Assistant Director of this production is tba

Bob Cratchit is played by tba

Mrs. Emily Cratchit is played by tba

Martha Cratchit is played by tba

Peter Cratchit is played by tba

Belinda Cratchit is played by tba

Lucy(?) Cratchit is played by tba

Matthew(?) Cratchit is played by tba

Tiny Tim is played by tba

Creative Team

Production Manager
Stage Manager
Deputy Stage Manager
Set Design
Set Painting
Set Construction
Set Dressing
Lighting Design
Lighting Consultant
Clive Weeks
Sound Design
Lighting & Sound Operators
Wardrobe & Costumes

Ticket Information

Tickets £12

No concessions

Ticket price includes a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine or orange juice.

Please do not come to the Theatre if you feel unwell, have a temperature, have a continuous or intrusive cough, or have temporarily lost your sences of taste and smell.

On arrive at the Masker’s Studio

  • Please give your name (or the name the tickets were booked under) to our Box Office receptionist, and they will confirm your booking.
  • If you have pre-ordered a programme you will be given it on arrival. Programmes will also be available for £1 from a FOH member.
  • For the safety of all our audience members and staff are still operating some Covid risk reduction actions.  Please use the hand sanitising stations on arrival.  We will also be increasing the fresh air circulating throughout the venue.
  • Wearing of face coverings is optional.
  • Our bar will be open for purchases of hot drinks and alcoholic beverages.  We would encourage you to pre-order you interval drinks, to assist our bar staff and reduce crowding at the bar.
  • We are now able to take, and prefer, card payments but can also take cash.

During your visit

  • We ask you to keep movement around the theatre to a minimum.
  • Toilets are open for use. Please wash your hands before and after using the toilet facilities.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available for your use at various points around the theatre building.
  • We have installed an extra extractor fan to vent studio air to the outside pulling fresh air in from the other side of the building.
  • Where possible windows will also remain open.  This may make the venue cooler than you are used to, so please be prepared.
  • Enhanced cleaning will take place throughout the venue before, and after the performance.
  • The taking of photographs or videos whilst the show is on is not permitted.

Exiting the building/event at the end of the performance

  • When leaving, please do not crowd the stairwell and allow everyone to leave easily and quickly.
  • Please take any rubbish with you or leave it in the bins provided.

What if I have specific access needs?

  • The stair chair lift is available and our FOH staff will assist you should you need to use it.
  • Any other requirements may be discussed with our Box Office manager in advance of your arrival.

Book with Confidence, Exchange with Ease – COVID-19

Anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms, or required to self-isolate, must not attend the theatre and their ticket in your booking will be exchanged or a gift voucher issued up to 24 hours prior to the performance. Tickets cannot be refunded after a performance has passed.

If the show is cancelled, will I get a full refund?

  • If we are required by any COVID-19 government guidance or restrictions to cancel a performance, tickets may be exchanged or refunded.

Poster, Flyer & Programme

Available after the performance

For the Maskers

Technical Manager:- Jamie McCarthy;   Lighting Consultant:- Clive Weeks;   Sound Consultant:- Jamie McCarthy;   Marketing Team:- Angela Stansbridge, Anna Hussey, Abigail Caveney, Clive Weeks, Robert Osborne, Meri Mackney, Paul Baker;   Front of House & Box Office Manager:- Chris Baker;   Photographer:- Clive Weeks;   Bar Manager:- Meri Mackney

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Maskers Theatre Company
Off Emsworth Road
SO15 3LX

Registered Charity 900067

Established 1968

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