‘The Grouch Who Couldn’t Steal Christmas’ at The Rialto Theatre 4-6 Jan.
Christmas was here! The presents, the food – the time spent dodging questions from family members – has now passed!
Sadly, for most of us, Christmas only lasts a day. Some will drag out the festive season till New Year’s Day. Then, it is back to boring, carol-less, cheerless, present-less January…or is it?
The Fertile Theatre Company has made it their mission to make the festive season last a little longer than usual by putting on their musical, “The Grouch Who Couldn’t Steal Christmas”. Playing at The Rialto from 4th January, the play is a spoof of Dr. Seuss’s “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” with original music written by director and actor Catherine Carpenter.
The Fertile Theatre Company is run by Jessica McCloy-Campbell and Sophie Watson, who met at Northbrook College Sussex. After working on their senior project together, they decided to start a company together. “She’s just as mad as I am” says Watson about her partner in crime, and describes the process of putting on a show from scratch as a stressful and tiring situation from which they both get a buzz.