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Saturday, 20 October 2018

Preview: The Lock In ‘Christmas Carol’ at Gateshead Sage


Breaking Tradition presents The Lock In ‘Christmas Carol’ featuring The Demon Barbers, winners of ‘Best Live Act’ @ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
Gateshead Sage
Thursday 20th December 2018

Breaking Tradition, the UK’s leading folk and hip hop Dance Company, and multi award-winning folk powerhouse, The Demon Barbers, invites families and folk fans to The Lock In ‘Christmas Carol’

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!

It’s Christmas Eve and the regulars of The Olde Fighting Cocks 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

www.breakingtradition.co.uk

Tickets: £17.40, £15.30
T: 0191 443 4661 and online at www.sagegateshead.com
And in person at Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR

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