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4th December

4th December

Lyceum Christmas Tales is an advent calendar of stories for audiences in Edinburgh and beyond, combining new and familiar festive tales penned and performed by some of Scotland’s best-loved writers, musicians and artists.


Each fifteen-minute, family-friendly festive tale will be available to watch free throughout December, with stories ranging from tales of Christmas elves and angels to dung beetles and Greyfriars Bobby.


The final 4 Christmas Tales will be performed together in a special live show with musical interludes on a transformed Lyceum stage between 16-20 December.


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Nyanya and the Mighty Whizz!


Written and performed by - Mara Menzies


Today’s story takes place in East Africa, where Christmas happens at the Hottest and Driest time of the year and a brother and sister are bored, on their own and badly in need of a Christmas adventure… 


Directors - Zinnie Harris & Wils Wilson 
Designer - Tom Piper 
Sound & Music - Oğuz Kaplangi & MJ McCarthy 
Lighting Designers - Kate Bonney & Simon Wilkinson 
Associate Set Designer and Co-Costume Designer - Anna Orton  
Assistant Director - Andrea Cabrera Luna 
Film Maker - Aly Wight 
Ident - Jamie Macdonald