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Christmas at the Assembly Rooms

November 14, 2013


CHRISTMAS is a good time for parties, socialising and maybe even taking in a show and this year there is a variety of festive entertainment taking place at Tamworth Assembly Rooms. The December programme of seasonal shows kicks off on the 3rd with Cantabile. Synonymous with Christmas, the pure choral sound of Cantabile - The London Quartet - tells the story of Christmas through 28 two-minute long carols, combined with side-splitting comedy in music. Cantabile - The London Quartet - have attracted a substantial following across Europe and further afield. This will be followed on December 5 with A Carnival of Christmas Curiosities from Tamworth's Fired Up Theatre and Stage It! Academy. Audiences are invited to join in an evening of songs, dance and sketches guaranteed to put even the biggest Scrooge into a merry mood.

The two town companies have joined forces to present the show, bringing together performers of all ages. All the favourite Christmas songs will be sung at Swing into Christmas on December 6 by three of the UK's top swing singers; Tony Benedict from Kings of Swing, Lynn Kennedy of the Squadronaires Orchestra and former BritPack lead singer Joe Corrigan. The show will feature all the greatest Christmas hits including Let It Snow, A Child is Born, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Santa Baby and White Christmas. These will be backed by a swing orchestra, plus an appearance by Father Christmas himself.

Ballet Theatre UK will present critically acclaimed festive classic The Nutcracker on December 13. Tchaikovsky's most loved and unforgettable music score will be brought to life with Christopher Moore's choreography along with 80 new exquisite costumes and breath taking scenery.

The final show before pantomime season begins will brought to the stage by Tamworth's own Amington Band with a special evening of festive music on Saturday, December 15.

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