The West End Comes To Christchurch For Christmas!

The Glad Rag Production Company


Christmas Spectacular 2019



The Glad Rag Production Company returns to the Regent in Christchurch for their eighth sensational year with a brand, new Christmas Spectacular for 2019 at the Centre from Wednesday 18 – Tuesday 24 December. There will be seven evening shows at 7pm to choose from on Wednesday 18, Thursday 19, Friday 20, Saturday 21, Sunday 22, Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 December.

In addition, there will be four afternoon matinees at 2pm on Saturday 21, Sunday 22, Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 December, so it certainly promises to be a magical Christmas in Christchurch this year with this fantastic, festive, family show!

This year’s Christmas Spectacular is set at the North Pole in Santa’s town where his ‘Magic Toy Workshop’ is located. After a year of hard work and preparation, Santa and his merry band of elves decide to throw a party to celebrate another successful Christmas delivering everyone’s presents.

Little do they know that someone is planning to take over Christmas Town! Will Santa’s elves uncover the frosty villain before it’s too late or will everyone end up with a Christmas Spook-tacular!  However, Santa’s little helpers are still in a tangle with all their tinsel, so will Santa be able to save the day in the ‘nick’ of time to conjure up that unique Christmas magic for everyone once again this year?

So do join Glad Rags from 18 – 24 December at the Regent Centre in Christchurch; with dazzling costumes from West End Costumier Sue Simmerling, unforgettable production numbers and sensational singing, it really is the best winter warmer in town!

Christmas Spectacular is famous for its sparkling singers and dazzling dancers who perform some wonderful West End musical showstoppers, seasonal hits, Christmas Classics and of course the hilarious ‘If I Were Not On Santa’s Team’.

Christmas Spectacular 2019 has a lively score of seasonal hits such as ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘Underneath The Tree’, ‘Happy Holiday’, ‘White Christmas’ and many more, so there’s bound to be a tune and a carol to get everyone in the festive spirit.

Christmas Spectacular’s lavish costumes are designed and produced by Sue Simmerling of Carry On Costumes in Christchurch, whose theatrical credits include numerous West End hits, including White Christmas and Elf: The Musical.

It is hard to know how Sue and her team have found time to make all of these stunning costumes because they are always so busy at this time of year making show stopping costumes for West End shows and the cruise liners, not to mention numerous Santa outfits for customers across the UK and beyond! Sue’s costumes have literally traversed the Seven Seas taking festive cheer wherever they go!

Christmas Spectacular 2019 runs right up to the Christmas Eve and this Christmas Cracker of a family show is guaranteed to fill everyone with the spirit of Christmas at the Regent in Christchurch, so early booking is strongly advised for the show between 18 – 24 December.

Wednesday 18 December 2019 19:00
Thursday 19 December 2019 19:00
Friday 20 December 2019 19:00
Saturday 21 December 2019 14:00 19:00
Sunday 22 December 2019 14:00 19:00
Monday 23 December 2019 14:00 19:00
Tuesday 24 December 2019 14:00 19:00

Tickets: Evenings: £17 / Concessions £16; matinees: £16 all seats; Family of 4: £58; Christmas Eve: £17 all seats

(Photos provided by Regent Centre, Christchurch)