2011 Barbican Theatre, London, UK
Duckie’s alternative Christmas show 'Copyright Christmas' at London’s Barbican Theatre, with an all-star cast of performers including Dickie Beau, Scottee, Jess Love, Ryan Styles, H Plewis, Sheila Ghelani, Roy Kerr, Susannah Hewlett, Harold Offeh and Bird la Bird.
Capitalism is collapsing and the criminal economy is taking over... so let’s 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 – love, peace and happiness – 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?
“... a nightmarish version of the pound shop... filled with plenty of hilarious surprises” The Daily Telegraph
“It is a gloriously gleeful and strangely affecting... lays bare the hollowness of a commercialised Christmas and reminds you why Duckie are not just rogueish pranksters, but chroniclers of the sickness at the heart of 21st-century life.” The Guardian