Crazy Christmas 2022
WHO KILLED DON CALZONE?
THE CALZONE SAGA CONTINUES...
Forget your winter blues, and come to sun-soaked Miami Beach for the NEXT CHAPTER of our riotous Eighties gangster romp.
The Calzone family is again in crisis! Don Calzone has retired from the family business, but his successor is an unexpected and unpopular choice.
All hell breaks loose when a drug lord known as The Cuban, a family advisor known as The Danishman, and a millionaire businessman called Donald Dump, fight to influence the new Don Calzone.
Find out who makes it to the end of this new eighties riotous gangster romp, created by Vivienne McKee with her signature cocktail of classic Crazy Christmas (now for its 39th time!) with a triple shot of Coppola, Tarantino and Scorsese, shaken and not stirred, with a slice of pure British silliness.
This is “No Time to Die “ - but time to die laughing !
Enjoy this year’s best Tivoli roller-coaster ride, riddled with bullets, toe-tapping tunes, jokes, slapstick, satire, and best of all - oodles of audience participation !!
IT’S THE ONLY CRAZY WAY TO ENJOY CHRISTMAS !
Cast: David Bateson, Andrew Jeffers, Katrine Falkenberg, Kevin Kiernan-Molloy, Mikkel Hoé Knudsen and Vivienne McKee
Band: Stuart Goodstein, Søren B. Petersen and Tom Højlund
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Listen to this Radio Ronkedor podcast and hear Vivienne McKee and Søren Hall talk about this seasons Crazy Christmas Cabaret WHO KILLED DON CALZONE ?, about the production of SHIRLEY VALENTINE at the lovely Teatret ved Sorte Hest, and about 40 years of bringing British theatre to the Danish stages:
Production Team - Crazy Christmas Cabaret 2022
Vivienne McKee - WRITER & DIRECTOR
Vivienne founded the London Toast Theatre in 1982, and last year she celebrated her 40th theatre season and received outstanding reviews for her jubilee production of “Shirley Valentine” at Teatret ved Sorte Hest. She writes and directs all the Crazy Christmas shows and writes other plays, including a show based on the life of Cole Porter, “Oh Baby - It’s Cole”, “Don’t Mention Hemingway” and “Shakespeare’s Ghost”. Her film and TV in the UK included “The Slipper and the Rose“, and “Coronation Street“ and in Denmark, “Langt fra Las Vegas”, “Smil du er På“, “Ørnen”, “Young Frankenstein - The Musical” for Fredericia Teater and Gertrude in “Hamlet” at the Shakespeare Festival in Elsinore. She plays Diana in the computer game “Hitman” and is the English voice on DSB trains. As a Stand Up comedian, her popular touring show, “Killing the Danes” is for audiences who want to understand why the Danes are so annoyingly “happy”! www.londontoast.dk/vivienne-mckee
Kirsten Brink - SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
Kirsten graduated from Designskolen, Kolding in 1982. She was awarded the prize for experimental set design at the Quadrinale, Prag for “Spillerum”. She has been the set and costume designer for the Crazy Christmas since 1988, and a number of other London Toast productions. Kirsten has designed Hjørringrevyen's productions for more than 20 years. She has worked for Nørrebro Teater, Folketeatret, Cirkus Nemo, Holbæk Teater and Ålborg- Aarhus- og Odense Teater. Recently “Rusalka” at Den Fynske Opera and next is “Eksmænd“ at Folketeatret, Odense Teater, Hjørring Revy and “Dracula” at Holbæk Teater. She was awarded the “Revyprisen” for lifetime achievements, and as a unique Director/Designer partnership for 34 years, Kirsten and Vivienne should be in the Guiness Book of Records!
Peter Friis - CHOREOGRAPHER
This is Peter's 13th Crazy Christmas Cabaret. Peter has made a name as one of the top choreographers in Denmark, creating dance num- bers for all the danish theatre stages. Recently he has choreographed “Sommer i Tyrol”, “Mød mig på Cassiopeia”, “Oh happy day”, “Juleeven- tyr”, “Nissebanden” and “Ronja Røverdatter”. In fact he never stops dancing and encouraging others to move and groove too.
Cast - Crazy Christmas Cabaret 2022
Kevin is from Australia and lives in Denmark. He graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2010 and his theatre cred- its in Copenhagen include, “A Midsummer Nights Dream” (After Hours Theatre), “Mairead” and “The Art of Falling” (Why Not The- atre) and “No Exit: Reloaded”- (HIT). His TV appearances include “Neighbours”, “Home and Away”, and “The Strange Calls”. His film credits include “What if it works?”, “Holding the Man” and “Pin- ball”. In 2019 Kevin lost his Crazy Christmas virginity in the “The Three Brexiteers” notably as crazy King Louis, this year Kevin is excited to reprise 3 wild characters from last years "Tell me about it". Kevin also teachings communication skills, check out his new companies website resonatecph.com
Katrine has enjoyed being in the Crazy Christmas Show since 2006 playing everything from lovely ladies in mens clothes, princesses in distress, hobbits, clever girls in big show stopper numbers, wearing the most gorgeous costumes. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2003 and enjoyed being backing singer for Elton John on a UK tour. She has appeared in numerous musicals, shows, bands and concerts across Denmark since 1995. In 2019 she was part of “Oh Baby it’s Cole” which was showered in great reviews. In 2017 she released her jazz-album “I De Små Timer”. In addition to a very success- ful voice-over career over the last 20 years, including playing hundreds of cartoon characters, she is now the Danish voice for the Copenhagen Metro. And her latest thrill has been voicing the annoying “Lille Hjælper” in Lars von Triers “Riget Exodus”. If you are a teenager you must have seen her in season 5 of “Akavet” on DR Ultra. www.katrinefalkenberg.dk
David has played many colourful characters in Crazy Xmas Shows over the years including Dracula, James Bond, Tarzan, Angela Merkel and especially, various hilarious versions of Donald Trump in 4 different shows. Last year, Vivienne made David an offer he couldn’t refuse – to play the Mafia gangster, Alfresco Calzone, and later in the year he appeared in DR’s successful comedy TV series “Orkestret”. His character Daniel Mablewood is set to return in “Orkestret II” next year. David is renowned for his voice and has his own sound studio where he records TV commercials, corporate films, audio books, e-learning courses, film trailers and computer games. He is the face and the voice of Agent 47 in Denmark’s internationally famous computer game “Hitman”. www.davidbateson.dk
Mikkel Hoé Knudsen
This is Mikkels first Crazy Christmas Cabaret! He graduated from The Danish National School of Performing Arts in 2017. Since then Mikkel has appeared in numerous roles in shows all over Denmark, amongst them, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Phantom of the Opera”, Oliver!” and “Anything Goes” at Det Ny Teater, “American Idiot” in Den Grå Hal, “Chess” in Tivoli and on tour, “West Side Story” at Aar- hus Teater, and as Clyde in “Bonnie & Clyde” at Odense Teater and latest in the rolle of Daniel in “She Loves You” in Tivoli and on tour. He can’t wait to lose his Crazy Christmas virginity!
Andrew has been an actor for over 30 years, and has enjoyed dressing up as Vivienne’s “Dame” in 24 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 has played Polonius at Kronborg Castle in “Hamlet live”, and Queen Margaret in “Richard 3rd” for HamletScene.
Claus de Licthenberg
Claus trained as a musical performer at The Danish National School of Performing Arts. Since 2011 he has been working as a stage manager for the CCC, organising the technical work back- stage as well as playing various roles onstage in the show. Vivi- enne says she can’t resist exploiting his skills! He has been dancing and singing as slaves, servants, centurions, pirates, a cameo role as Conchita Wurst, and in Crazy Christmas 2019 he was the per- former with the most costume changes. He can’t wait to play a tough gangster yet again in this year’s show.
Vivienne founded the London Toast Theatre in 1982, and last year she celebrated her 40th theatre season and received outstanding reviews for her jubilee production of “Shirley Valentine” at Teatret ved Sorte Hest. She writes and directs all the Crazy Christmas shows and writes other plays, including a show based on the life of Cole Porter, “Oh Baby - It’s Cole”, “Don’t Mention Hemingway” and “Shakespeare’s Ghost”. Her film and TV in the UK included “The Slipper and the Rose“, and “Coronation Street“ and in Denmark, “Langt fra Las Vegas”, “Smil du er På“, “Ørnen”, “Young Franken- stein - The Musical” for Fredericia Teater and Gertrude in “Ham- let” at the Shakespeare Festival in Elsinore. She plays Diana in the computer game “Hitman” and is the English voice on DSB trains. As a Stand Up comedian, her popular touring show, “Killing the Danes” is for audiences who want to understand why the Danes are so annoyingly “happy”! www.londontoast.dk/vivienne-mckee
The Snappy Alligators - Crazy Christmas Cabaret 2022
Musical Director and master of The ivory since 2008. Stuart scores international TV-commercials and writes and arranges for a wide range of artists and commercial clients. Stuart is the composer behind EventyrTeatrets christmas show In Glassalen.
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 25 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, if his computer does not fail.
Tom Højlund Olsen
Tom Højlund Olsen has a diploma-degree in classical percussion, from The Royal Danish Academy of Music, and works as a musician in The Royal Danish Guard orkester. He has also got a Bass Guitar, and this year,
he’s gonna use ALL the strings.