Christmas Spiegeltent

Kid Carpet & Desperate Men’s Anarchic Christmas


An evening of silly, anarchic, Dada-esque, festive and tenuously festive theatre with two (totally unconnected!) shows. Grab yourself a Snowball from the bar and settle down for some seasonal surrealist fun…

Kid Carpet’s Noisy Nativity (for grown ups!)

A one-off chance to see Kid Carpet’s brilliant show, after hours, without the kids. Will Gorilla be the same after a couple of eggnogs? Will God approve or will Christmas be ruined? Who knows what might happen….

Kid Carpet’s trusty plastic bandmates, The Noisy Animals, have donned their tea towel robes and dodgy tinsel halos ready to retell the age-old tale via a mash up of jungle beats, a T-Rex, golden eagles, an angelic David Bowie and full-on rock bedlam in Bethlehem – it’s the nativity, just not as we know it!

Featuring big beat songs, wonky carols, live special effects, puppetry and animation, this is festive theatre served with a dollop of anarchy.

“At this time of year you can’t help craving a little bit of anarchy, irreverence and belly laughs for adults and children alike, Noisy Nativity is just the ticket.” – Theatre Bristol

Desperate Men’s Slapstick & Slaughter

Two men recklessly attempt to confront the absurdity of war in just 35 minutes, using their bodies, their voices and the surrealist toolbox of Dadaism.

Playful, physical and blackly comedic, Slapstick & Slaughter examines how the barbaric chaos of World War One manifested itself in the nihilistic, nonsensical art that grew from it.

This theatre show splatters big ideas on a small canvas, exploring art’s reaction to the war’s wholesale destruction of lives, the old order and old hypocrisies and finding echoes in equally absurd modern conflicts.

“A small but perfectly formed and darkly comical epic, packed tighter than a kitbag with visual surprises, guffaws of laughter and a disarming humanity.” – Bristol24/7

“Anarchic but consummately crafted sketches ….painfully funny. ” – The Stage


8pm – Desperate Men’s Slapstick & Slaughter
9.30pm – Kid Carpet’s Noisy Nativity
11pm – Close


This is a seated show.

Doors at 7pm. Show at 8pm. Event ends at 11pm.

Over 18s only.