Capitalism is collapsing and the criminal economy is taking over... so letís go shopping! Step inside the Duckie superstore and witness the decaying arcades of branded Britain. Conspicuous consumption thrives in this promenade performance featuring saucy shopaholics, supermarket sweepers and sweatshop santas.
Purchase your dreams Ė love, peace and happiness Ė all boxed up as consumer durables. In an age when we know the Katie Price of everything and the value of nothing, this rollicking good romp asks: Does Christmas mean more than shopping?
Continuing their tradition of alternative Christmas shows for the Barbican, including the Olivier Award-winning Cíest Barbican!, the Duckie collective returns with more original festive fare.
Starring a cast of 20 all star performers including Dickie Beau, Scottee, Jess Love, Ryan Styles, H Plewis, Sheila Ghelani, Roy Kerr, Susannah Hewlett, Harold Offeh and Bird la Bird.
'... a nightmarish version of the pound shop... filled with plenty of hilarious surprises' The Daily Telegraph
'...an entertaining alternative to the traditional Christmas panto' Metro
'It is a gloriously gleeful and strangely affecting climax that lays bare the hollowness of a commercialised Christmasand reminds you why Duckie are not just rogueish pranksters, but chroniclers of the sickness at the heart of 21st-century life.'The Guardian
Performance times: 16.00, 19.30 and 21.30 (see booking info for full times) Running time: 90 mins / no interval
This is a grown-up show but kids (aged 11+) will like it too. This performance contains some strong language.
Directed by Mark Whitelaw Designed by Robin Whitmore
Produced by Duckie Co-commissioned by the Barbican
The Duckie Christmas Market Now come Christmas shopping the Duckie way- click here for details of our indie gift market located in the Barbican foyer.