Direct and perform your own Christmas show!
2020 has been a very challenging year and Christmas will also be very different to what we are used to...
We certainly shouldn’t count on many Christmas shows and pantos and other multiple creative opportunities we usually have.
However, there is still a chance to get creative this lockdown Christmas and make it cheerful and festive. If you are looking for an opportunity to get back to performing, British Youth Music Theatre (BYMT) has released a new and exciting DIY musical ‘Saving Christmas’ that anyone can download and perform at home for their family and friends. Just like DIY, you receive the script, score, performance tracks, vocal guides and everything else you need to put on a show in your living room and all the rest is completely up to your imagination and creativity.
Saving Christmas is a 25-minute, one-person, non-gender specific festive adventure waiting for you to bring to life. It is written from an idea by West End Director Steven Dexter, features Story and Book by Steven Dexter & Elliot Davis, Music by Jimmy Jewell and Lyrics by Elliot Davis, and Orchestration and Music Production Joe Hood. The vocal guides are provided by West End performers and BYMT alumni Kayleigh McKnight (Bend It Like Beckham, Hugh Jackman’s Would Tour) and Luke Bayer (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) for low and high keys. And the voice of Santa Claus is recorded by West End and film star Simon Callow whom you will get to share the virtual stage with.
Composer and Musical Director Jimmy Jewel said: “Saving Christmas is about hope, it’s about coming together, overcoming your fears. It’s about family and belief. It’s about everything that we as a society have had to do during this crazy year. I miss theatre and I miss performing, and I’m sure you do too. But here is a chance to perform, to sing, dance and act your socks off in front of your family and friends and whoever you want to. It’s a chance to get back on that stage.”
Saving Christmas is the ultimate lockdown Christmas gift ready to be performed by anyone of any age anywhere. Brighten up this lockdown Christmas with your talent and creativity.
The musical is produced by the UK’s largest musical theatre organisation for young people, BYMT, and available for booking here: britishyouthmusictheatre.org/savingchristmas.