Every Christmas we carry out the same twee traditions every year – a panto, a little tipple at the Christmas continental market and maybe a nap as It’s a Wonderful Life plays on in the background. Well, if you’d like to do all three of those things (minus the nap) – you should take a trip and grab a ticket to It’s a Wonderful Wee Christmas at the Theatre at the Mill.

Starring Caroline Curran as angel Cara Crackin’ Body, we see Geordie Bailey take a trip to the past as he struggles with his present. A thoughtful, topical and tactile script, the play takes on mental health issues, poverty, depression and suicidal thoughts and balances it with just the right amount of light and local charming humour.

Geordie Bailey is visited by Cara Crackin’ Body so that she can gain her wings by helping to save his life on Christmas Eve. Bailey, a conscientious and generous local bloke who works at the Credit Union and offers the odd handout of his own money to those in need has finally asked for some help for himself. Enter Cara Crackin’ Body, his new guardian angel who shows Geordie his life is more than worth living.

In just over an hour, you’ve cried, laughed, cry-laughed and left the theatre feeling a little more than merry if you’ve taken the Theatre bar up on that tipple. A homely and heart-warming performance, its sentiment will likely stay with you even after Christmas.

If you want to make a night of it there is a Show and Dinner Package available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evenings: £35 (two courses) or £39 (three courses) – contact the Box Office on 028 9034 0202 for more information.

But whatever you do,  don’t let this performance be a ghost of Christmas past – make sure to see it before the curtain closes on 31st December.https://theatreatthemill.ticketsolve.com/shows/873594067/events/128730481

Author: Anna Louise Crockard

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