Theatre — 16 December 2011
O Come All Ye Faithless

The week long run of the utterly brilliant ‘Nine Lessons and Carols For Godless People’ at The Bloomsbury Theatre gets under way on Saturday 18 December.

The show had been long sold out but organisers, the Rationalist Association, have just announced the release of a limited number of standing tickets.

Now in its fourth year the sell-out show is a bizarre and somewhat quirky mixture of science, comedy and music that celebrates Christmas for non-believers.

Founder Robin Ince created the show with several aims in mind. He wanted to demonstrate that atheists aren’t (and don’t have to be) cynical or scrooge-like about Christmas, but he also wanted to strike out with humour and reason against intolerance and to raise the level of discussion in a world he felt had become too dumbed down.

In previous years the festival has featured the likes of comedians Ricky Gervais and Dara O’Briain, musician Jarvis Cocker as well as scientists and writers Simon Singh and Richard Dawkins.

This year’s event sees Simon Singh back once more alongside comedians Mark Thomas, Alexei Sayle, Stewart Lee and Chris Addison. Also on stage will be scientist and TV presenter Jim Al-Khalili and many others.

Tickets for the show cost £15 and can be bought by calling the Bloomsbury Box Office on 0207 388 8822.

Shows start every evening at 19.30 from 18-23 December. For a complete list of the line-ups for each show click here.

Nine Lessons and Carols For Godless People
18-23 December

The Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street

Underground: Warren Street/Euston Square/Euston
Cost: £15

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