Figgy Pudding

The award-winning British comedian, storyteller and Fringe favourite Jimmy Hogg delivers tales of Christmastime.

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    1. 8:30 pm
      Figgy Pudding

      See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/figgy-pudding/ for details.

      Location: Spriet Family Theatre

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      1. 1:00 pm
        Figgy Pudding

        See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/figgy-pudding/ for details.

        Location: Spriet Family Theatre

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        1. 8:30 pm
          Figgy Pudding

          See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/figgy-pudding/ for details.

          Location: Spriet Family Theatre

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          1. 5:00 pm
            Figgy Pudding

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/figgy-pudding/ for details.

            Location: Spriet Family Theatre

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            1. 9:30 pm
              Figgy Pudding

              See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/figgy-pudding/ for details.

              Location: Spriet Family Theatre

          2. 10
            1. 5:30 pm
              Figgy Pudding

              See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/figgy-pudding/ for details.

              Location: Spriet Family Theatre

          2 thoughts on “Figgy Pudding”

          1. Laurie Bursch
            Reviewer
            says:

            To steal from Theatre in London’s Peter Janes, this is A Child’s Christmas in Plymouth. And as storyteller Jimmy Hogg tells it, it’s overstuffed, drunken merriment. Sure, there are the occasional holiday disappointments, but there are more moments of honest human hilarity, and it’s obvious the love Hogg has for the family he brings to life on the Spriet stage. Hogg is not a linear storyteller – there may have been points where even he lost track of the tale – but he spins and dances through his story with delight, having just as much fun as his audience. This is a Figgy Pudding that even a Christmas curmudgeon will enjoy.

            ****

          2. Jay Ménard
            Reviewer
            says:

            A Figgy Pudding that’s a Delight to Consume

            For many people, a traditional figgy pudding conjures up feelings of warmth, family, and the holidays (not for me, mind you. I’m repulsed by the concept…) But, conceptually at least, Figgy Pudding is an apt title for Jimmy Hogg’s wonderfully warm, funny, and family centred look back at the Christmases of his youth.

            For those of us of a certain vintage, the show has added relevance. Whether it’s growing up with New Wave and visions of keyboards dancing through our heads, or an odd fascination with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Hogg’s story brings you right back to a specific time and place in the 80s. And even if you’re not of that generation, there are more than enough relatable moments about family — from playing games with them to drinking stories — that mean that common ground can easily be found.

            As great as the story is, Hogg’s asides may be even better. Whether he’s delving into explaining the intricacies of a Sarlacc Pit reference (I admit, I’m nerdy enough to have been the one who giggled), or acting out a scene between two rather similar women who both brought guacamole to the office party (and I’m considering adding ‘totes surrealsies’ to my lexicon), Hogg is uproariously funny as he delves into the deepest recesses of the reference, mining humour in every crack.

            Toys, food, drinking, games, and questioning why we’re not more afraid of a strange man breaking into our house during the holidays — this show covers a lot of bases.

            Figgy Pudding is a hilarious look back on the holidays — and family gatherings — of our youth. Hogg is a wonderful storyteller and I, for one, am waiting with bated breath for Guacamole: The Musical.

            *****

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