Black Box, 20th & 21st Dec 2016, 8.30pm

You better watch out, you might well cry! Santa Claus is coming to town!

It’s Christmas Eve & all in the house are quiet, sleeping peacefully while waiting for Father Christmas to deliver all their wonderful gifts.  Have you ever heard the tinkle of his sleigh bells?  The whoosh as he slides down the chimney?  Have you ever wondered what really happens when Santa pays you a visit?

Forget what you were told as a child, this man ain’t no saint!  Be ready for the real Santa, a bouffon of epic proportions, to take you on a sleigh ride to the depths of tinsel covered, turkey flavoured hell!  It’s been a tough year & he is even angrier than before.

Amadan return to the Black Box with their alternative Christmas show Thank F#ck It’s Christmas 2016, in conjunction with Lunchbox Theatre on 20th & 21st December 2016 at 8.30pm.  Hot on the heels of their success with a summer tour of Mr. Mess, including a sell-out show at this year’s Belfast Comedy Festival, TFIXmas 2016 will be the fourth annual feast of Christmas delight & festive perversion from Amadan, Northern Ireland’s only clown & bouffon theatre company.  Don’t miss one of the most talked about shows in town & the truest representation of the holiday season you are likely to find.  Booking early is advised.  Tickets available at www.blackboxbelfast.com.  Not suitable for under 16yrs or people who are no craic.

Amadan are Jude Quinn & Gemma Mae Halligan, current HATCH artists at the MAC, Belfast.  Having just hosted the theatre legend Philippe Gaulier for a week long workshop on ‘Bouffon’ with participants from across Ireland, UK, Europe, USA & Canada, Amadan are gearing up for an exciting year including development for their next show & creating more training opportunities for local theatre practitioners.

‘This mischievous little piece is sophisticated and adult, replacing the traditional cuddly image of Santa with a rancid old geezer…  Quinn possesses a lean, lanky frame and astonishing facial mobility, perfectly suited to European mime and movement techniques. He also has a sharp, subversive sense of the absurd… which skilfully sends-up the predictable and leads down a road that we are reluctant to take but helpless to resist’ (Culture Northern Ireland review of Thank F#ck It’s Christmas 2014)