The Christmas Show must go on! That’ll Be The Day Christmas special recorded in Stevenage

PUBLISHED: 17:57 14 October 2020 | UPDATED: 18:08 14 October 2020

That'll Be The Day will stream their Christmas Show recorded at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage

That'll Be The Day will stream their Christmas Show recorded at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage

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It will be another rock ‘n’ roll Christmas thanks to Gordon Craig Theatre regulars That’ll Be The Day.

That'll Be The Day will stream their Christmas Show recorded at the Gordon Craig Theatre in StevenageThat'll Be The Day will stream their Christmas Show recorded at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage

The show will go on this Christmas after the That’ll Be The Day gang recorded a festive special at the Stevenage theatre earlier this month for streaming later in the year.

That’ll Be The Day’s Rock & Roll Christmas Show has been running for over 30 years.

In these crazy times, while the show is unable to tour, the performers are offering fans the chance to see their new Christmas show in the comfort of your own home.

That’ll Be The Day will stream their Christmas spectacular online this festive season to their army of fans up and down the country, bringing rock ‘n’ roll nostalgia and some much-needed cheer.

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Exclusive Online Event - That'll Be The Day Christmas Show Watch from the comfort of your own home! Saturday 5th December 2020 at 7pm Includes LIVE interactive Q&A and a unique chance to catch up online with Trevor and some of the cast. That'll Be The Day Rock & Roll Christmas show has been running for over thirty years. In these crazy times, whilst the show is unable to tour, we are very excited to offer you the chance to see the brand new Christmas show in the comfort of your own home! The pre-recorded show will include the best pop Christmas classics and traditional Christmas songs along with hilarious comedy routines. PLUS, Trevor and some of the cast will be LIVE ONLINE on the evening, pre-show, during the interval and after-show to answer your questions, chat and share a virtual sherry with you online! Remember to dress as if you were going to the theatre, take a photo of your group and upload it during the show for Trevor and the gang to see. For many, the That'll Be The Day Christmas Special is the essential start to their festive season. Let this year be no different! Join us for a rollercoaster sleigh ride through the 'golden' age of Rock & Roll and Pop…… a sparkling mix of Christmas hits, fun and nostalgia with that guaranteed 'festive feel good' factor. Stream £12.99 Stream and Download £17.99 Book Now https://www.thatllbetheday.events/theatres/gordon-craig-theatre-stevenage Please note by clicking the link above you will be directed to an external site to book your virtual tickets. *The show was pre-recorded at The Gordon Craig in October #Christmas #christmas2020 #theatre #theatreshow #livemusic #streaming #theatrestreams #rocknroll #virtualevents #hertfordshire #stevenage

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The performance was filmed at the Gordon Craig on October 1 and October 2 ahead of its launch in December.

Paul Ruff, the theatre’s general manager, said: “I’m delighted that the Craig was chosen as the venue to film this production.

“That’ll Be The Day has been loved by Stevenage audiences for years and after six months of closure, this has provided some much-needed magic to stage once again.

“The performance ran smoothly, and was testament to the hard work, determination and talent of all concerned to put the Gordon Craig and the wider industry back into the spotlight.”

The small backstage and production teams, along with the cast of That’ll Be The Day, worked seamlessly together in order for this event to happen.

Measures were put in place to ensure a COVID-secure environment, with everyone’s safety the number one priority throughout.

The filming was a great success and reminiscent of days gone by, injecting life back into the Lytton Way venue’s auditorium and providing a much-needed creative outlet for all involved.

As many theatres and event organisations up and down the country start to look at new ways of delivering events to audiences, it is hoped that the Gordon Craig can use the tools and experiences learnt to collaborate with other productions to bring more of the same over the coming months while the theatre remains closed to the public.

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☃️It's beginning to look a lot like (a TBTD) Christmas! ☃️ We may not be able to tour right now but we are VERY excited to offer you the next best thing - the chance to see the BRAND NEW Christmas show from the comfort of your own home this December PLUS a chance to catch up with Trevor and some of the team LIVE online on the night. The new show, pre-recorded at the The Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage earlier this month, will be available to stream direct into your home on Thursday 3rd December - curtain up at 7pm. For the last thirty years, the Christmas show has been the best way for many of us to kick start the festive season, so let's make sure this year is no different! Join us online for the usual hits, fun and nostalgia and we'll be with you before the show, during the interval and after the show to chat and share a virtual (socially distanced) sherry and a mince pie with you! Remember to dress as if you were going to the theatre, take a photo of your group and upload it to 'Trevor's mail bag' during the show. Tickets cost £12.99 for the stream or £17.99 to stream and download afterwards with up to £4.25 per ticket going to your chosen theatre, helping to support our partnering venues through this challenging time. BE THE FIRST TO SEE THE BRAND NEW CHRISTMAS SHOW 2020. BOOK TICKETS NOW – https://www.thatllbetheday.events/ Can't make this show on 3rd December? Don't worry – later dates for this special event are available and will be announced by more than 30 theatres very soon. #theshowmustgoonline! #Christmasisdefinatelynotcancelled

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The pre-recorded show will include the best pop Christmas classics and traditional Christmas songs along with hilarious comedy routines.

Trevor and some of the cast will also be live online during the stream – pre-show, during the interval and after-show – to answer your questions, chat and share a virtual sherry with fans.

That’ll Be The Day posted on its Instagram page: “We can’t begin to tell you how great it felt to get back together as a company after 7 long months of the show being off the road to record the Christmas Show at The Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage last week.

“Our heartfelt thanks go out to the staff at the venue and their amazing backstage crew along with our own dedicated crew and production team for pulling out all the stops with their hard work and preparation (and plenty of official paperwork) to allow this event to happen and has been seen as a landmark post-COVID event in the theatre industry.

“With all the current guidelines strictly adhered to it was heartwarming to get back to doing what we love – albeit without our loyal fans cheering us along but we knew that you were with us in spirit.

“We can’t wait for you to see the finished product either in DVD or streaming form.”

Audiences can watch That’ll Be The Day online from Thursday, December 3.

The Stevenage Gordon Craig stream will take place on Saturday, December 5 at 7pm.

The reason there are different streaming dates is that Trevor and the cast wanted to give as many of their fans as possible the chance to feel the Christmas Show really had come to their theatre this year by using the live interactive element.

If the streaming had happened on one night only to 30,000 fans, this would not have been possible.

So, streams are running from December 3 to December 13 with different theatres’ audiences having different dates.

You can pre-book for the Stevenage date via the link https://www.thatllbetheday.events/theatres/gordon-craig-theatre-stevenage

Tickets to stream the event are £12.99, and to stream and download £17.99.


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