Christmas musical The Ballad of Rudy to play The Crazy Coqs and stream online

Goblin Theatre Company presents their Christmas musical The Ballad of Rudy this Christmas.

The show will play for two performances only on Sunday 27th December at The Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel, Piccadilly, London at 1PM & 3PM. The show will also be live-streamed and available for 48 hours after the broadcast.

Tickets cost £12 for in person and £8 for the online stream and are on sale now here.

A teaser for the musical reads: “In Goblin’s version, Rudy does not have a red nose; it’s his talent for music that sets him apart from the other Reindeer. The production features original songs played live by talented musicians on a variety of instruments.

“Rudy’s adventure sees him meeting new friends including a Jazz Penguin, a blues singing Polar Bear, whilst jamming with the Puffins and beat boxing with an Arctic Fox. Rudy’s journey and experiences teach him that life is not about following the herd. It all happens at the North Pole Jazz Lounge and it’s gonna be coooool! ”

The production, which was previously staged at Royal Exchange, Manchester and New Wolsey in Ipswich, has been adapted into a smaller storytelling version to fit the space and adhere to government Covid-19 guidelines.

The piece is devised by writer Matt Borgatti with composers Mary Erskine, Will Dollard and David Lydon. Andrew Barry directs with design by Katie Scott.

The cast includes Rob Gathercole who starred in the UK Tour of Dreamboats and Petticoats; Mia Jerome who has previously worked with Goblin and Punchdrunk Theatre and Matthew Burns who starred in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at Southwark Playhouse, which won Best Performance Ensemble at the Off-West End Awards 2020.

Matt Borgatti, Artistic Director and writer, Goblin Theatre, said: “We are so pleased to be adapting our show ‘The Ballad of Rudy’ for the unique and jazzy atmosphere of The Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel.

“After a difficult year and a lot of cancellations it’s great to be performing live and able to share the live-stream with audiences all over the world.”

Photo: Annika Morley

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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