Two new festive productions have been commissioned for the Lichfield Garrick.
The city theatre announced the new shows, which will run alongside its annual pantomime.
Alternative festive comedy Christmas Carol Casebook: Away in a Danger will run from 5th December to 4th January, while younger theatre-goers will be able to enjoy Charlie and the Christmas Cat from 5th to 24th December.
The Lichfield Garrick’s chief executive Karen Foster said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to bring to the stage two new commissions this Christmas providing a fantastic choice of shows for our audiences who will get to see them for the very first time.
“Following their run at the theatre our ambition is to develop a new touring strand for Lichfield Garrick taking both productions out to other venues across the country for Christmas 2020.”
Christmas Carol Casebook: Away in a Danger is written by Craig Stephens and Jack Trow, and will star James Steventon as choirmaster Barry who is accused of a murder he did not commit. The show also features Lichfield actress Lucy Pearson.
Charlie and the Christmas Cat is Written by Sarah Argent and Kevin Lewis. The story takes place on Christmas Eve – the one night of the year where animals can talk.
The shows will take place in the Garrick studio, alongside the main stage production of Cinderella, starring CBeebies’ Rebecca Keatley.
For ticket details visit the Lichfield Garrick website.