Celebrating Christmas from years ago

Victorian Christmas.
Victorian Christmas.

An acclaimed historical entertainment company presents a festive feast of music, song, stories and drama from many years ago.

Blast From The Past brings A Victorian Christmas to St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh, on Friday, November 29.

This seasonal show is an exploration of the Yuletide our ancestors would have known.

The Victorians virtually invented the modern idea of Christmas with crackers, presents, cards and trees.

Blast From The Past explores the origin of these traditions along with some rather more unsavoury customs that have died out.

The three-man cast of musicians and actors will perform carols – with song sheets provided – as well as introducing the audience to some more obscure festive songs from the 19th century.

They also perform a Yuletide Mummers Play – a forerunner of pantomime – in which St George vanquishes the villainous Turkish knight, complete with a sword fight and chase scene.

Finally, there’s a Christmas tale of the court of King Arthur, a figure revived in the Victorian era by authors and poets. Featuring damsels in distress, deeds of chivalry, an epic quest and a happy ending, the tale is told in two parts across the two halves of the show.

A Victorian Christmas starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7.50, children free. To book, call 01668 214634.