Alphabetti Theatre have joined the race for this year’s Christmas Number 1 with their own festive single.
The venue in Newcastle upon Tyne has announced a Christmas fundraiser with new song Love From written by Alphabetti’s own Artistic Director Ali Pritchard.
Performed by a plethora of UK artists, the song is described as “an upbeat commentary on a universally difficult year”.
It will be available on all streaming and download platforms from Friday, 19 November.
The single release will be celebrated with a two-part Festive Fundraiser on Saturday, 20 November and Saturday, 11 December.
Saturday 20th November sees the Festive Fundraiser Launch Night to celebrate the release of Love From with live music from Wilf Stone and a secret special guest, prizes and the odd special announcement… As well as the chance to hear their amazing Christmas single performed live.
Tickets include a mulled wine and mince pie to really coax out that Christmas spirit! At the Festive Fundraiser, Alphabetti will also launch their regular giving scheme –Be a Alphabetti Pal. So, are you a Alphabuddy, Alphabestie or Alphaboss? These funds are vital to continued growth and survival of Alphabetti Theatre, which will ensure they emerge from their January hibernation stronger than ever.
Saturday 11th December sees the return of Alphabetti’s fabled Festive Fundraiser Auction, where it’s not uncommon for a mouldy lime to sell for £30 (Sotheby’s who?). Hosted by the formidable duo Steve Byron and Gary Kitching, expect to bid, bid, bid on props of productions past, theatre memorabilia and maybe… just maybe… David Bowie’s head.
The fun doesn’t stop there though, as Alphabetti unleash Yuletide Armageddon onto the dance floor – in the shape of the Alphabetti Christmas Disco. Legend has it Proud Mary will be relentlessly played until the roof comes off! This Christmas Disco is not one to miss.
Tickets for the fundraiser are available online from www.alphabettitheatre.co.uk
Ali Pritchard said: “As a small scale arts organization, we are used to living on a financial knife edge. Despite the knife getting sharper and sharper throughout the pandemic Alphabetti Theatre continued to stick by our aims as we ran a full and diverse online program, whilst developing and completely reworking our programming policy to better fit the northeast performing arts ecology.
“Now we need the support to continue what we do and help it be even better. We believe that great art should be for everyone not just those who can afford it.”