Adieu 2021

As we wrap the last presents and close down the computers for a festive break, Artistic Director Becca looks reflects on the most wonderful time of this funny old year…

This year more than ever I seem to miss my childhood experience of the Christmas Radio Times.  It was every bit as thrilling as the opening of the advent calendar on the 1st of December, waiting for that cultural bible to fall through the door, and then combing through it and marking it up far more thoroughly than I ever did a text book at uni.  I was looking for classic films, ideally Golden Age of Hollywood – oh the joy when it was Singing in the Rain! – but 80s would do – Labyrinth or Legend would be considered a win – or the women of comedy that I could watch equally endlessly, specials by French and Saunders, and anything by the wonderful Victoria Wood.  

I don’t know if it’s all the uncertainty, the fact that it’s weird again and that that is weirdly normal, or the fact that my body is heeding the winter solstice and trying to hibernate (I just read Wintering by Katherine May and can’t recommend it enough in regard to all this), but sometimes we just need to hunker down and be with the people we love, in real life or in glorious technicolour.

So with that in mind, we’re sending out some of our back catalogue for you to watch if you fancy it over the hols.

Thanks so much for supporting us, we hope you have the most wonderful, restive, restorative festive season – and if you want to see SLG hit full nostalgia check out our homage to The Ballad of Freda and Barry, because Victoria will always be Queen Supreme to us.

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