In partnership with Comic Relief, Senbla and Roast Productions will present a brand-new show for the festive season, curated by Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’ Diary).
Directed by Daniel Raggett (Accidental Death of an Anarchist), Christmas Actually promises to be a variety show with a celebrity line-up performing live music, poetry and comedy and regaling the audience with Christmas stories. It will also feature live illustrations from some of the world’s most well-known artists, virtual celebrity appearances reading “some brilliantly terrible Christmas cracker jokes”, children’s hilarious letters to Santa and a festive sing-along.
Curtis commented: “I hope this will be the perfect Christmas show: noisy and emotional, and full of surprises and jokes with some proper celebrity sparkle. And I know it will help support brilliant projects changing people’s lives, both in the UK and around the world, 365 days a year.”
Casting as well as full creative team and celebrity guest information will be announced in the coming months.
Christmas Actually will run at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall from 7 to 11 December 2023, with tickets on sale below.