Don't touch Nefertiti 2015

CRAZY CHRISTMAS 2015 by Vivienne McKee

Don't touch Nefertiti

Mummy unwrapping! Murder! Mystery! And a lot of sand....

This year we take you away from our freezing Danish winter to the hot sands of Egypt. A group of eccentric Egyptology fanatics arrive in Cairo to search for the lost tomb of the most beautiful pharaoh of Ancient Egypt - the legendary Queen Nefertiti. But there is a skin-crawling curse on anyone who touches the 2,000 year old mummy! What will happen when these angst-ridden amateur archeologists break the seal and release the wrath of the pharaohs? Prepare for horror, murder, mayhem and madness! For monstrous mummies with huge mammaries, slithering snakes in de palms and psychopathic centipedes in denial (the Nile). Could this be the craziest Crazy Christmas Show EVER ?

Join Vivienne McKee for a Crazy Christmas Cabaret that will, as ever, dispel your winter blues and have you rocking with laughter at the antics of the much-loved CCC comedy team as they are let loose in the nooks and crannies with the crooks , mummies and grannies of Ancient Egypt.

This highly popular Monty-Python-style show runs from November to January 2016 in Tivoli’s splendid Glassalen Theatre and later in Musikhuset in Aarhus. “CCC - the crazy way to enjoy Christmas!“

Starring Vivienne McKee, David Bateson, Andrew Jeffers, Bennet Thorpe, Rhydian Jones, Katrine Falkenberg and Rikke Hvidbjerg

Playing in
Glassalen, Tivoli Nov 7th 2015 - Jan 9th 2016
Musikhuset, Aarhus Jan 14th - Jan 16th 2016

Production Team - Crazy Christmas Cabaret 2015

Vivienne McKee

Vivienne McKee - DIRECTOR

Vivienne is the founder of the English Theatre of Copenhagen, the London Toast Theatre, and she writes and directs the Crazy Christmas Show every year. Since making Copenhagen her home over 30 years ago, she has appeared in many danish TV and theatre shows and also voice-overs for commercials, including the voice of Diana in the internationally renowned computer game “Hitman”. In addition to all this, she regularly performs her “Stand Up Comedy” show for international companies and last year presented her one-woman show, “Killing the Danes ” in a London Off West End Theatre. Vivienne loves a challenge, so this year she has dared to ignore all evil curses, crocodiles and monster mummies and to take you on a terrifying trip up the Nile to touch Nefertiti. 
www.londontoast.dk/vivienne-mckee

Kirsten Brink

farao.jpgKirsten Brink - SET & COSTUME DESIGNER

This is Kirsten’s 28th CCC show - a record in theatre history for a director/designer team. Her inventive CCC costumes and sets are now being exhibited at Teatermuseet at Hofteatret. Kirsten graduated from Kolding Kunsthåndværkerskole in 1982 as a set and costume designer and began working with Vivienne in 1988. She has designed for many other theatre companies including “Javel Hr Minister” and “Hvem støver af” at Folketeatret, “Larm i Kulissen” at Vendsyssel Teater and “Hjørring Revy”. The next Kirsten Brink set designs can be seen all over the country from January when Comedieteatret takes “Rent mel i posen” on tour, and from the end of February at Teatret ved Sorte Hest where Vivienne and Kirsten once again will join forces this time with the next LTT production “Shakespeare’s Ghost”.

Peter Friis

farao2.jpgPeter Friis - CHOREOGRAPHER

Peter claimed last year that it was his 7th time choreographing the Crazy Christmas Cabaret, but it is in fact this year. Once again he has made magic with hot dance numbers in desert sand and amongst mummies. He is a most wanted artist and works constantly all over the country, when he is not updating his Facebook videos “Free-your-Feet” where you can learn to shake your booty!

Cast - Crazy Christmas Cabaret 2015

David Bateson

David Bateson

David is a slave of Queen Vivienne Neffertiti and after spending 3,000 years buried with her in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings, he decided that they needed to resurrect themselves as they were both in despe-rate need of a bath! This year David slips into his favourite German, Gunther Von Hinten. However, his greatest challenge this time round is playing sister to Andrew Jeffers gorgeous Lady Carnavon. He’s the pretty one… David can also be heard as an English speaking voice-over artiste on Danish TV commercials and company presentations from Somersby Cider to Novo Nordisk. Internationally, he voices Lego City spots worldwide, NASA’s website and most recognizably, as the voice and face of Agent 47 in IO Interactive’s internationally acclaimed computer game franchise, “Hitman”. In 2014 he was awarded Best Male Voice in the “Voice Arts Awards” in New York.
www.davidbateson.dk

Rikke Hvidbjerg

Rikke Hvidbjerg

Trained at Det Danske Musical Akademi in Fredericia, Rikke has played the musical field for more than ten years, appearing in shows such as “Tivoli Tam Tam”, “Grease”, “Lizzie”, “Elsk Mig I Nat” and “Cabaret” to name just a few. On top she’s been touring with Rasmus Seebach and backed Sanne Salomonsen, Anna David, Szhirley, Burhan G, Stig Rossen and Linda P among others both live and on album.
She is two CCC’s in and plans to take advantage of the impressive loyalty to subordinates displayed by Queen Mckee and be part of the Crazy Christmas for many years to come.

Bennet Thorpe

Bennet Thorpe

Bennet trained as an actor at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and got his first job in 2002, when Vivienne cast him in the CCC. She dared to employ him again 4 years later as a leaping Legoklods in “Bored of the Rings” and later as a gun-happy hitman in “Mama Mafia” and a German spy in “Hitchcock Up”. He has now revealed his ability to create lunacy in no less than eight CCCs. In Britain, he saved the universe on TV in the children’s favourite - “Captain Mack”. This year Bennet will be playing a bloke from Essex, so expect refined behaviour, a delicate temperament, and booze and parties and dancing.

Katrine Falkenberg

Katrine Falkenberg

Katrine trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has played parts in various musicals such as “Hair”, “Chess”, “West Side Story”, “Egtvedpigen”, “The Wiz”, “Grease”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Mary Poppins” and many more. Katrine is a highly used voiceover artist and singer appearing in various cartoons and live action movies, commercials, documentary ect. both in Danish and English. She is working intensely on a jazz cd which comes out next year. Buy It !! Since 2006 she has been a part of the London Toast Theatre Company playing parts in “Bored of the Rings” and 6 more CCC’s. Katrine took a break from the Craziness last year to have her 2nd baby. Now as a mother of two gorgeous girls, she is thrilled to be back on stage in this years show as Fanny Golightly.

Andrew Jeffers

Andrew Jeffers

Andrew has been an actor for over 20 years, and has enjoyed dressing up in the elaborate costumes as Vivienne’s Dame in no less than 17 CCCs. He appeared in various British TV soaps, plays and musicals before moving permanently to Copenhagen. Now he is a voice-over speaker for commercials and documentaries. Andrew is the famous detective this year and using his little grey cells he will solve the disappearance of himself, Lady C. Lady C’s sister will hold the fort in the desert she’s used to digging up old relics.


Rhydian Jones

Rhydian Jones

Rhydian is a London based actor who travels the world working on stage, screen, television, voiceovers and commercials. Starting his career on screen in his native Wales (he speaks Welsh also!), he moved to London for the stage of the National Theatre leading to further stage and screen work opposite such acting legends as Dustin Hoffman, Sir Ian McKellan and the Hobbit himself Martin Freeman.
Currently he is also starring on Danish screens in the BBC's 'The Indian Doctor'.
It is a privilege for him to work alongside the incomparable Vivienne McKee again (remember Oh My Goth!?) and an honour to be working with the all wonderful team that make CCC so fantastic.
Nothing can touch it!
www.spotlight.com

Claus de Licthenberg

Claus de Licthenberg

Claus trained as a musical performer at the Det Danske Musical Akademi. He has performed in “Fiddler on the Roof” and “High School Musical”. Since 2010 he has also been working as a stage manager, and in the CCC, Vivienne has been giving him the oppor-tunity to use his skills both onstage and offstage. During Smartacus he was multi-tasking as three different slaves, two centurions, a guard, a Roman scribe, a Colosseum cleaner and a gorilla. Last year in One-Eyed Willy, he was a Pirate and Conchita Wurst. And this year … well see for yourselves !


Vivienne McKee

Vivienne McKee

Vivienne is the founder of the English Theatre of Copenhagen, the London Toast Theatre, and she writes and directs the Crazy Christmas Show every year. Since making Copenhagen her home over 30 years ago, she has appeared in many danish TV and theatre shows and also voice-overs for commercials, including the voice of Diana in the internationally renowned computer game “Hitman”. In addition to all this, she regularly performs her “Stand Up Comedy” show for international companies and last year presented her one-woman show, “Killing the Danes ” in a London Off West End Theatre. Vivienne loves a challenge, so this year she has dared to ignore all evil curses, crocodiles and monster mummies and to take you on a terrifying trip up the Nile to touch Nefertiti. 
www.londontoast.dk/vivienne-mckee

Stuart Goodstein

Stuart Goodstein

The Crazy Christmas Musical director is fond of high c’ and he had his best snorkel ever in the Red Sea! With his caravan of musicians... and a drummer ! Stuart keeps this years story and songs going without getting sand in his keys. Scoring international tv-commercials, Musical director for the awarded “Revy Perler 2015”, special guest on Billy Cross’ new cd and producer of Tivoli’s Halloween shows - Stuart knows his ivory.

www.gtone.dk


Søren B. Petersen

Søren B. Petersen

Søren - also known as Bom-Bom - is a real London Toastie! He began his career with LTT in 1993 and has now been the Drummer and Sound Effects magician for 20 CCC’s. His other work includes his own touring band “Sørens Orkester”. He is ready this year with his usual assortment of bangs and crashes, punches and farts ????

www.sorensorkester.dk


Tom Højlund Olsen

Tom Højlund Olsen

Tom likes to play for grand ladies, so when he isn’t working for Dame Vivienne, he plays for Queen Margrethe in the Royal Guard. He trained as a classical percussionist and therefore finds it oddly thrilling, that he should finger 4 strings on a bass guitar in the Crazy Christmas Cabaret band.

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Reviews 2015

Frederiksborg Amts Avis

5 stjerner

Skattejagt med indlagte kamelbrøl.

Børsen

5 stjerner

       

Kulturkupeen

5 gyldne stjerner

Årets forestilling er flottere at skue end nogen sinde.
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KultuNaut

5 stjerner

Nok se, men ikke røre Nefertiti.
(READ MORE: www.kultunaut.dk)

Out & About

5 stjerner

Det er bare sjovt!
(READ MORE: www.out-and-about.dk)

Berlingske

4 stjerner

More fun please, we’re British: Årets udgave af Crazy Christmas Cabaret er lige så elskelig, som den plejer at være.
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Jyllands-Posten

4 stjerner

Don’t mention The Jul!
Årets Crazy Christmas Cabaret byder på skønne odalisker og britiske overklasseløg. Vi er, som altid, godt underholdt.
(READ MORE: www.jyllands-posten.dk)

Gregers Dirckinck-Holmfeld

4 stjerner

Vivienne McKee er umættelig og endeløst kreativ i sine verbale påfund.

(READ MORE: www.gregersdh.dk)

Ekstra Bladet

4 stjerner

Julegalskab - nu med kameler og Inger Støjberg
Det suveræne midtpunkt er stadigvæk Vivienne McKee i årets udgave af 'Crazy Christmas Cabaret'

(READ MORE: www.ekstrabladet.dk)

Det händer

4 stjerner

Den brittiska crazyhumorns vagga kan härledas till de univesitetsspex vid Oxford och Cambridge som skolade humorgrupper som Monty Python-gänget och Crazy Christmas Cabaret är en värdig arvtagare

(READ MORE: www.skane.dethander.com)

CphCulture

4 stjerner

DON'T TOUCH NEFERTITI
(READ MORE: www.cphculture.dk)

AKultur

akultur

Feststemning og gåsehud
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TeaterAvisen

5 stjerner

Balstyrisk og præcist rollespil...
Vivienne McKee & Co. er frem for alt gæve underholdere. Der er tale om professionelt sammenskruet morskab, som dyrker det kollektive og galoperende grin.

(READ MORE: www.teateravisen.dk)

Teater1

4 stjerner

McKee i topform, med en perfekt dosering af tekst, dans, musik og crazy optrin. 
Kongenialt er scenen hvor en flok liderlige kameler med ditto ryttere, farer vild i sandstorm og numsesnuseri, mens de tumler omkring til en fornøjelig dialog der bl.a. får blandet Inger Støjberg og graden af kameler der skal sluges, ind i kamelrytteriet.
En omgang traditionstro Christmas Cabaret hvor alt, er i skønneste orden til et godt og crazy julegrin.

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Costumes to Crazy Christmas Cabaret 2015

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