Half gig, half dance show and half panto! Join the BBC Award Winning team of musicians & dancers for 150% of the very best festive live music, song and dance!
Crook Morris will be performing at a pre-show display of Morris dancing, bringing high energy and fun vibes to kick off the Christmas show with a bang.
Breaking tradition transports the audience to Christmas eve at The Olde Fighting Cocks where regulars are excited about the night ahead, it’s going to be the Folk & Hip Hop dance party of the year! To their dismay, the landlady, Jasmineezer Scrooge, has more profitable ambitions and is preparing to launch her new business, the ‘Oompah Techno Bar’! Cheap alco-pops, luminous lighting and mind-numbing bass beats are all in danger of alienating the local community and ruining Christmas! Fortunately, some insightful souls are at hand to lead her back to her senses.
Featuring ‘folk powerhouse’ The Demon Barbers; artists from Breaking Tradition Dance Company; a new seasonal repertoire and a ‘slightly unhinged’ approach to their family friendly stage shows, they are ‘guaranteed to raise weary spirits and send an audience home smiling’! The Telegraph
‘Some shows demonstrate great skill and technique, some offer strong musicianship, and some create the kind of atmosphere and energy that leaves you high on life. The Lock In does all three’– The List (Edinburgh Fringe)
‘A full-on show of such blazing energy and joyous ingenuity you scarcely ponder on the apparent madness of trying to marry folk dance and hip hop’- The Independent
‘The Lock In is infectious and gets under your skin to the extent you stop analysing and start just enjoying. Certainly the best night out in town’- WhatsOnStage.com
‘Breaking Tradition raises the profile of traditional English dance, music and song through integration with modern genres. We aim to emphasise the cultural importance of traditional English heritage through delivery of high quality, accessible performance and education.’
Breaking Tradition is the UK’s leading folk and hip hop dance company. Founded by Artistic Director Damien Barber, the company has developed its own unique repertoire of folk and hip hop dance fusion.
It is this originality that has led to the company’s critical acclaim, gaining 4 and 5 star national reviews for their high quality productions. Affiliated to the BBC Radio 2 Award Winning ‘The Demon Barbers’, live music is an essential part of the company’s work.
Brewery Arts Centre | 22 Nov | Starts 8pm | Tickets £15.50 | U25 & Unwaged £13.50