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Overview
FAQs
Performers
COVID-19 Precautions

We're inviting you to join us for a festive outdoor Christmas singalong! It will be a wonderful opportunity to come along and sing a selection of your favourite Christmas songs and carols led by our fabulous cabaret artists Alison Guill and Jamie Anderson, with our resident pianist Stephen Hose on the keys.

This is an outdoor eventChairs will be provided but it is your responsibility to wrap up warm. We encourage wearing lots of layers, or even bringing a blanket. We will go ahead even in the event of rain unless we deem it to be unsafe, so we recommend waterproofs, wellies and umbrellas if this is the case. Bring a lantern or torch along if you have one and help us light up the Tea Lawn! 

Pre-order food & drink 

FAQs

Are babies welcome? 

We are happy for you to bring young ones but please note they will need to sit on your lap as it is not feasible to accommodate pushchairs. You do not need to purchase a ticket for children under 2 years old. 

What if I don't know any songs?

If you book a ticket, we will send you a PDF of the song sheet a few days before the show, as well as uploading it here. If you can, please download the PDF and use your phone or tablet to read it, as this is more ecologically friendly and COVID secure. If you can't, not to worry, we will have hard copy quarantined carol sheets available at the box office to collect when you arrive.

Can I come on my own?

Yes! Everyone is welcome, whether alone or with family and friends.

What happens if the shows are cancelled due to government restrictions? 

If we have to cancel the shows due to a change in government restrictions we will refund you. 

Is it wheelchair accessible?

If you or your children are in a wheelchair please call us and we’ll discuss what we can do to make sure you get the best experience. 

Performers

Alison Guill

Alison Guill, once full time singer, now teacher, mother and part-time gin sipper, has worked in London for nearly twenty years. She teaches voice at the Royal Academy of Music where she has recently been made Associate, and has a busy private teaching studio at home.

Previously, she has appeared in London's West End in roles in Phantom of the Opera, Showboat and Carousel in London’s West End. She was the Baroness for the Madinat Jumeriah’s production of Sound of Music in Dubai and you can hear her in the backing vocals on feature films such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Gnomeo and Juliet, as well as for Elton John. She is currently creating a follow on from her cabaret MOTHERHOOD to be called MOTHERHOOD: LOCKED DOWN, and is very much looking forward to singing again to an audience that is not logged onto Zoom.

Stephen Hose

Stephen Hose trained at the Royal Academy of Music where he held a Vaughan Williams scholarship, and has worked extensively as a Musical Director, conductor and pianist in London and regional theatre.  He has played at most of the London concert halls and has performed in France and Germany.  He is currently Pianist in Residence at Lauderdale House, Highgate.

Projects abroad have ranged from the English Theater of Frankfurt to The Lost Colony at the 2,000 seat outdoor theatre on Roanoke Island, USA.  TV work has included being the pianist on Channel 4‘s Titanic, The Mission,  accompanist for The Choir, and 5 years as Musical Associate/Director for TV productions of Christmas Glory.  He was Chorus Master for Jessye Norman’s Ellington’s Sacred Songs at the Barbican Theatre and Epidavros, Greece.

His work as Music Director for OperaUK has included Barber of Seville, Cosi fan Tutte, La Traviata, the Merry Widow, Olé and El Amore Brujo.  For Merry Opera work includes La Traviata, The Magic Flute, Kiss Me, Figaro!, The Barber of Seville and La Belle Hélène (aka Troy Boy).  He has also conducted over 50 performances of their unique staged Messiah.

Jamie Anderson

Jamie is a cabaret performer, singing teacher, and compere. He has performed all over the UK hosting and singing at everything from burlesque shows to kids talent shows. 

As a singer, most recently, he performed a piece as part of the SnapShot Songs Project, a song cycle reflecting the London zeitgeist featuring artists from a range of musical styles performing with a full 60-piece symphony orchestra and 60-person choir at the Barbican Centre. He was also a soloist for a new setting of the Samuel Pepys diaries by composer Benjamin Till which was broadcast on BBC Radio 2. 

As a compere, Jamie has run auctions, called bingo, told jokes, interviewed tap-dancing 4 years olds, run competitions and more. He was the inaugural host for the London Cabaret Awards (Time Out: Best of 2012) and for the past seven years has hosted Cabaret Confidential which is currently resident at The Pheasantry. He is also currently the regular host of the Young Performers Talent Show at West End theatres Her Majesty’s and Shaftesbury Theatre, and a regular cast member of the cult hit Battersea Barge Panto.

COVID-19 Precautions

Our advice and measures will change in accordance with the most recent government guidance. We are currently:

• Keeping a record of contact details for lead bookers.
• Conducting extra regular cleaning.
• Welcoming audience members with hand sanitiser.
• Designating toilets for your event.
• Keeping windows open for good ventilation.
• Encouraging audience members and staff to wear masks, unless exempt or when eating/drinking.
• Recommending taking a lateral flow test for everyone attending.