They were invited to see out the Old Year – but would they ever see in the New?!

Eastern Angles return for their 30th Christmas show with a madcap spoof on the well-known panto genre. The Fenland Screamers & Other Boggy Tales, from the makers of Stoat Hall and The Mystery of St. Finnigan’s Elbow, is a New Year’s Eve party with a difference...  

It is the 30th December, 1930. Young amateur sleuth siblings Sloppy & Sixpence arrive at a remote house in the middle of Clinker Fen, invited by a distant relative to celebrate the New Year. Tempted by the idea of a grand weekend party, they find the place deserted apart from the creepy butler, Tangent. He is expecting them and despite their misgivings, they decide to stay. 

Other guests arrive, all strangers to one another, and as the fog descends, cutting them off from the outside world, they pass the time by telling stories. It becomes apparent that they all have a guilty secret, and are unnerved when Tangent tells them the local legend of the Fenland Screamers, avenging spirits who emerge from the bogs to drag the guilty back down into the mire. 

When one of the guests mysteriously disappears, they all begin to fear for their lives. Can Sloppy & Sixpence solve the mystery before the Screamers come again and take them all, one by one? 

The cast of five include Joe Leat (The Mystery of St Finnigan’s Elbow, Everything Must Go!) and Geri Allen (Stoat Hall). 

From the sublime to the ridiculous you can expect a quirky quick paced farce punctuated with original catchy songs. Suitable for kids both sides of 40!  

What the press say on previous Eastern Angles Christmas shows… 

“Pops with wit and invention” THE STAGE 

“Worthy of a West End transfer” THE OBSERVER 

“Eastern Angles are always purveyors of a fine Christmas show” THE GUARDIAN 

“The perfect cure for those winter blues!” EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES 

Matinee: 3:45pm
Evening: 7:45pm

Tickets: from £10pp

Book tickets now for the Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich from 5th December to 5th January; before the show travels on to Woodbridge and Peterborough.

All venues have wheelchair access. Please call Box Office before booking your tickets if you need a wheelchair space. If you have any further queries regarding accessible needs, please contact us on 01473 211498. An induction loop for the hearing-impaired is available on request by calling the same number.

Our BSL performance will be on Wednesday 16th January, 7.45pm at Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge. If you require further assistance, please ring 01473 211498.



Eastern Angles Theatre Company, Sir John Mills Theatre, Gatacre Road, Ipswich, IP1 2LQ


05/12/2018 - 05/01/2019