John Kirkpatrick to perform solo Christmas show ‘Carolling and Crumpets’ at The Key Studio in Peterborough

PUBLISHED: 07:11 11 December 2017

John Kirkpatrick will perform his solo Christmas show 'Carolling & Crumpets' at the Key Theatre in Peterborough.

John Kirkpatrick will perform his solo Christmas show 'Carolling & Crumpets' at the Key Theatre in Peterborough.

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John Kirkpatrick will perform his solo Christmas show ‘Carolling and Crumpets’ at The Key Studio in Peterborough on Wednesday December 20.

Taking its title from John’s unforgettable song telling the Nativity story from the point of view of the animals in the stable, this show is a heart-warming look at the timeless rituals found in the folklore and folk music of England at Midwinter.

John peels away the commercial gloss of modern Christmas to reveal the powerful pagan urges that race through us all at this time of year, and the life and death struggle that is symbolised in so many traditional songs and customs.

And if that all sounds just a little too intense, then rest assured that the mysterious and murky goings-on in these magical songs of wassailing, wren-hunting, stirring the fire, and incessant feasting, all come dressed up in a glittering finery of toe-tapping tunes and cracking choruses.

Add to the mixture a light-hearted smattering of hilarious original songs, a sprinkling of carols both familiar and unfamiliar, all stirred up with John’s usual panache and energy.

The event starts at 7.45pm and tickets cots £15 (including fees).

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