CYP A Christmas Carol’s very own Scrooge is turning on the Southampton Christmas Lights with Panto star Christopher Biggins!

Southampton's Christmas Lights switch-on event is just around the corner and GO! Southampton, Mayflower Theatre and MAST Mayflower Studios are proud to announce the two special guests who will flip the festive switch, and officially mark the start of the Christmas festivities in the city. 

Joining us to kick-start the Christmas Countdown on Thursday, November 16th will be Mayflower Theatre’s panto star, none other than the legendary Christopher Biggins, who will be joined by, believe it or not, Scrooge himself!

Played by 15-year-old Alex Lockhart, the ultimate Christmas grump is ready to let loose his inner elf, and there will be no ‘Bah Humbug’ in sight as Scrooge has promised to be on best behaviour.

The stars from this year's Christmas productions are here to spread some serious Christmas cheer! MAST Mayflower Studios and Mayflower Theatre proudly present ‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ respectively, which both promise to be the fairest Christmas shows of them all.

At MAST Mayflower Studios, there’s the classic ‘A Christmas Carol’. Performances are from 19 - 31 of December by a cast of over 50 talented young performers, this Dickensian tale of Ebenezer Scrooge will unfold in a brand-new festive musical that'll warm your hearts and fill you with the spirit of human kindness.

Alex Lockhart said: “I am so excited to represent MAST Mayflower Studios and get to switch on the Southampton Christmas Lights this year! Come and see me play Scrooge over the festive period.”

The festive extravaganza kicks off on Thursday, November 16, with three hours of non-stop entertainment starting from 4pm. Christmas characters will parade through the streets, local acts will serenade you with holiday tunes, and then, the finale—the grand switch-on of Southampton's Christmas lights.

Put the date in your diary and watch out for our special guests, Christopher Biggins and Scrooge, who will be adding their own touch of magic to the festivities.


Tickets for MAST Mayflower Studios’ A Christmas Carol (19 – 31 December 2023) and Mayflower Theatre’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (9 – 31 December 2023) are available from the Box Office on 02380711811.



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