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Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Humbug by Wrongsemble

Humbug, online, 1–31 December 2020, from £10 - Book now

Leeds-based theatre company Wrongsemble are back with Humbug, an online Christmas-themed adventure for the whole family.

Wrongsemble boasts a Child-Friendly Leeds Award for ‘Inspiring Creativity through Arts and Culture’ and are renowned for their popular festive productions. Packed with interaction, fun and magic, we’re thrilled that they are able to take their theatrical production online for 2020.

This digital and participatory show centres around the mystical Ministry of Make Believe, a special team of festive agents who work tirelessly year-round to bring festive joy to everyone.

Deep below the city streets, the Ministry of Make Believe are working hard to make Christmas as magical as it can be. Wizards are baking infinite amounts of gingerbread and goblins are bottling festive cheer. There’s even a whole department busy untangling fairy lights.

However, the Ministry seems a little different this year – strange things have been happening. Snowmen are missing their noses and baubles have been exploding – the Ministry have a feeling that someone (or something) is trying to sabotage Christmas.

Join the Humbug adventure and solve the mystery. Together with Top Agent, a kind and clever elf, families are invited to crack the conundrum and save Christmas.

Happening throughout December, the digital adventure takes place over seven episodes. The online content will be shared via email and will be accompanied by an interactive fact file, packed with very important artefacts, which will be posted directly to your home.

Recommended for children aged four to eleven, we think Wrongsemble have produced a brilliant activity for families to enjoy at home together in the run-up to Christmas.

Humbug, online

1–31 December 2020
From £10