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20 December

Santa’s back with his sackful of festive plays in BARE ESSENTIALS: CHRISTMAS CRACKERS – playing for one night only at Iris Theatre in London’s West End. Feel merry and bright with this new collection of unique yuletide tales staged by award-winning Encompass Productions. It’s festive theatre at its best: without the stuffing!


Presented by ‘One of London’s best-known companies for new writing’ (The Reviews Hub). 

Encompass Productions are an award-winning company that has been making bold, visually arresting new theatre since 2010. Through collaborative processes, they explore the psychological and emotional, drawing from cinematic influences to tell stories through heightened reality and stunning minimalism. Their mission: to challenge, move and entertain.


Encompass have a passion for genre, with acclaimed plays exploring the future (RISE), noir (4 x Offie nominated Chummy), sci-fi (Stasis), comedy (This is Not a Christmas Play; Life in a Sketchbook;) neuroscience (What It Feels Like) and World War III (Who is Moloch?). They are the creators of London’s best-reviewed new writing night Bare Essentials, sell-out events staging new work by established and emerging theatremakers. 


In 2021 they produced Homecoming: A New Theatre Festival hosting four world premieres at the White Bear Theatre. A celebration of theatre returning to its true home – the stage – the festival was critically lauded and featured new work from a wide array of London’s very best theatre companies and award-winning talent.


Ticket Information

Monday 20 December: 7.30pm


Tickets: £15

Age Guidance 15+