It has been Christmas Day for almost 23 years. Across the winter wasteland, we huddle against the ice winds. Bellies churning with brandy butter, the only food we can scavenge now is curdled egg nog and mini scotch eggs. Our houses, crumbling under the relentless frost, have been fortified with fairy light razor wire and lawn ornament barricades. Our only warmth comes from the many layers of novelty jumpers and Disney socks. This is how the world ends: not with a bang, but with a Yuletide; the big crunch as the Nativity is reversed and sucked back inside.
Little Jimmy Biscuit marches, determined, on through the snow. The wrapping hangs in tatters from the coffin he drags. He checks his watch, the watch he is gifted anew every single day, now keeping its own eccentric time, and pushes on. He is making his way to the great cave where the Tinsel Spider nests, where he will navigate his way through the labyrinths of holly wreaths, marshmallows, and stilton — where he will plead for Santa’s death, so that Spring can come….
Will YOU join the Frost Kid Gang for their most dangerous mission yet? Do YOU have what it takes to stare into the blazing black heart of XMAS and survive?? Can you lend your skills to the Frost Kid Gang to save them, save yourself, save the world???
Come join ANATOMY for our live art cabaret Hexmas special featuring dance, sound, costume, movement, spoken word, film and more from across the UK.
Cold Turkey (is or is not): Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit), Withered Hand, Hollie McNish & Michael Pedersen (Neu! Reekie!). Cold Turkey is the debut outing of what may or may not evolve into an international touring show. There may or may not be a Q&A session. There will be a grand finale for which Hollie McNish is bringing her recorder, Pedersen has found a bell – Withered Hand and Scott Hutchison have the rest covered.
Janka Nabay is the undisputed king of bubu, a frantically-paced dance music with ancient, magical origins in Sierra Leone. The Bubu Gang are the posse of musical collaborators he has hooked up with in the US to create a wild, high-octane juggernaut of call-and-response vocal interplay, juddering dancefloor rhythms, synths and guitars.