As far as we're concerned, the Weirdos Comedy collective's annual alternative panto is one of the highlights of the comedy calendar.
Now in its fourth year, it's become a bit of a comedy Christmas tradition. A large gang of out-there comedians join forces to put on a chaotic, stupidly silly alt-panto – complete with cardboard props and sets, ludicrous costumes and ambitious songs – with practically no budget. And all proceeds go to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Once again, chief Weirdo (although he doesn't like to be called that) Adam Larter has penned the 'play', and Matthew Highton is directing. The cast this year includes Weirdos regulars Beth Vyse, Gareth Morinan, Pat Cahill, John Kearns, Katia Kvinge, Let Luce, Joz Norris, Laurence Owen, William Lee and Eleanor Morton, plus more to be announced.
And the plot? Well, it's about a bunch of idiots attempting to write a song to be this year's Christmas Number One. We hear it's pretty catchyæ