Production Team - Crazy Christmas Cabaret 2017
Vivienne McKee - DIRECTOR
Vivienne is the founder of the English Theatre of Copenhagen - London Toast Theatre. She writes and directs the Crazy Christmas shows for Tivoli's Christmas season every year. This is her 35th show and she insists that she started to write them at the age of 10. Vivienne also writes, directs and performs in other, substantially more serious plays: recently “Don't Mention Hemingway” and “Shakespeare's Ghost” and Danish TV and Theatre shows , including “Langt fra Las Vegas”, “Ørnen” and “Young Frankenstein - the Musical” for Fredericia Teater. This summer she played Gertrude in “HAMLET” at the Shakespeare Festival at Kronborg Castle. She provides endless information on Danish trains and instructs Agent 47 (David Bateson) to commit violence in the international computer game “Hitman”. Her Stand Up comedy show, “Killing the Danes” is available for weddings and divorces and any international companies who want to understand the Danes. As writer, Vivienne can create any role for herself. This year she has chosen to play Lola Leiberdich, a tough-talking, alcohol-swigging aging alien who possibly had a love child with Ronald Rump. She would be grateful for any offers of counselling! www.londontoast.dk/vivienne-mckee
Kirsten Brink - SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
This is Kirsten’s 30th CCC show - a record in theatre history for a director/designer team. Her inventive CCC costumes and sets are now being exhibited at Teater-museet at Hofteatret. Kirsten graduated from Kolding Kunsthåndværkerskole in 1982 as a set and costume designer and began working with Vivienne in 1988. She has designed for many other theatre companies including Folketeatret, Vendsyssel Teater and “Hjørring Revy”. The next Kirsten Brink set designs can be seen in “Ain’t Misbehavin'” at Vendsyssel Teater, “Mig & Ulf” at Aveny-T, and in “Hjørringrevyen” and “Zirkus Nemo” next summer.
Peter Friis - CHOREOGRAPHER
This is Peter's 10th episode of the Crazy Christmas Cabaret and The Force is strong with him this year! His Jedi moves are fierce, fun and funky - and will take you boldly where no man (or woman) has gone before. Peter never stops and already this year, he has choreographed Hjørring , Sønderborg and Kerteminde Revyerne. “Røde Orm” at Moesgaard and “Into the Woods” here in Glassalen. “Dance with me, you will” says Master Peter and you can become his apprentice at freeyourfeet.com - for free! But now buckle up and sit tight in your (rather hard) podracer Glassalen seat and enjoy the show! May the Merry Christmas be with you all! www.peterfriis.dk
Cast - Crazy Christmas Cabaret 2017
The Force was particularly strong with David when he moved to Planet Hygge from Planet Brexit in 1990 to escape the Blade Runners! He was warmly welcomed by the Danish Jedi and has been feeling the Hygge ever since! He has appeared in many Danish TV series and films and is the well-known voice of Agent 47 in the worldwide hit computer game, “Hitman” This year he will be bending over backwards to get into ladies clothes to play Angina Mærkelig, while bending over forwards to give Ronald Rump the whole arm! For 27 years, David has been seen in many odd shapes and hilarious disguises playing roles in the Crazy Christmas “party” and he is delighted to be “enriched by all the laughter and fun times and humbled by the enjoyment and love shown over the years by our wonderful audiences.”
Jeff graduated from East 15 Acting School and The Jedi Academy with a first class honours degree in Acting and Physical Theatre specialising in comedy, aerial acrobatics, light sabre repair and robot cleaning. He has appeared internationally and galactically, in feature length films and fringe festivals with various theatre companies and has performed in Shakespeare productions, including Laertes in “Hamlet Live” this summer at Kronborg Castle. He was spotted by Vivienne playing the lead role in Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” and asked to shake up Sherwood as Robin Hood in last year’s CCC. Jeff is over the moon to be joining the crazy team again and blast off to a galaxy far far away ... www.spotlight.com
Bennet was born at a very early age, and quickly realised that he had made a mistake. However, as the option of returning to where he had come from became more and more remote, he settled for the next best thing; fantasising about living in a galaxy far far away. Luckily he was born in the same year as Star Wars, and this became his primary method of escape. Only when it became apparent to him that beer was a thing did he find another way of leaving reality behind. He also does a bit of acting occasionally, but not necessarily in the 11 CCC shows he has performed in.
Katrine trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2003. She released her jazz album “I de Små Timer” with splendid reviews in 2017 and has been touring this summer and fall with great success with Stuart Goodstein. Katrine has appeared in many musicals, shows and bands. She is also a experienced voiceover artist and singer in various commercials and cartoons, recently as the Danish voice of Plumette in “Beauty and the Beast” and as Gertrud in this years Julekalender “Sne- fald” on DR1. This is Katrine’s 10th CCC show, and she is preparing to be crazy the rest of her life. Check out: www.katrinefalkenberg.dk
Andrew has been an actor for over 20 years, and has enjoyed dressing up in the elaborate costumes as Vivienne’s “Dame” in no less than 19 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 played Polonius in “Hamlet Live” at Kronborg Castle during the summer and his first Danish film, “Den Bedste Mand” came out this Summer. He is this year playing a Princess with big hair, a man who is more machine than human and a funny Korean who wants to blow up the Galaxy. That is a real Star Wars story.
Rasmus Emil Mortensen
Rasmus graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2011. He has appeared in leading roles in a diverse range of productions including “Hamlet”, “The Crucible” and “Pride and Prejudice”. Rasmus moved back to Denmark in 2015 and has appeared in the plays “Marathon” and “Proof” (That Theatre Company) since his return. It is Rasmus’ first time with the CCC and it is a dream come true to play a Jedi Knight and fight with a light sabre during this intergalactic rollercoaster ride with the Crazy Team on stage at Glassalen.
Claus de Licthenberg
Claus trained as a musical performer at The Danish National School of Performing Arts. This year it is his seventh Crazy Christmas. Since 2010 Vivienne has used his skills both onstage and backstage. During the last few light years he has been multi-tasking as a Roman centurion, an Egyptian mummy, a pirate and best of all, the Eurovision singer, Conchita Wurst. This year in our world of science fantasy, he’s been oiling his joints and polishing his breastplate to play the protocol droid - CThruKeyhole.
The Ace Space Band - Crazy Christmas Cabaret 2017
The Crazy Christmas Musical Director is eager to expand your space and ears! As this years key-bender, time-keeper and musical rebellious power-plant Stuart sets the course for infinity and beams you up with beats and bars. When not on missions with Captain Viv, Stuart scores international tv-commercials and is the Musical Director for the rewarded show: Revy Perler. And he gets time to write, produce and arrange for a wide range of artist and commercial clients.
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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 22 CCC’s. His other work includes his own touring band “Sørens Orkester”. He is ready this year to help you experience a real intergalactic battle inside Glassalen - if his computer does not fail.
Tom Højlund Olsen
Tom likes to play for grand ladies, so when he isn’t working for Dame Vivienne, he plays for Dronning Margrethe in the Royal Guard. He trained as a classical percussionist and therefore finds it oddly thrilling, that he should finger 4 strings on a bass guitar in the Crazy Christmas Cabaret band.