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Latest News It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Rehearsals have begun for Uncle Ben’s Block Party @ The Drum


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Rehearsals have begun for Uncle Ben’s Block Party @ The Drum

November 3rd, 2014 12:03 pm

After a busy summer of fantastic events, we’re warming up for winter here at The Drum and getting in the Christmas spirit preparing for this year’s panto. Our old friend Uncle Ben is back, and he’s bringing all his friends for one very special weekend of festive fun at Uncle Ben’s Block Party from Thu 18 to Sun 21 Dec, with a special Matinee performance on Fri 19 Dec at 2pm.

Brought to you by our long-time friend Rem Conway of GRAFT Entertainment, this brilliant new production has just started rehearsals. With a fantastic cast, and a few very special guests to be announced, this patois-panto is guaranteed fun for the whole family.


For this special occasion, we’ve got a very special Early Bird Ticket Offer. Book before 5pm on Sun 30 Nov, and get tickets for only £10.50, and a Family Ticket for four people for only £37.50! Bring the kids, bring the grandparents, and kick off Christmas in style!

This will be the third time the hilarious Uncle Ben family have come to The Drum. We first met them back in 2012’s Uncle Ben, with a disastrous dinner party full of short tempers and family secrets. Things weren’t much better by 2013’s Uncle Ben: The Wedding, with tensions running high as in-laws argued.

Things have calmed down a bit since then. Uncle Ben’s been sick all year, but is determined to turn things around by inviting his very diverse neighbours over for a good old fashioned block party – and of course, you’re all invited!

He’s booked the local sound system to supply the music, brought party hats, crackers, mistletoe and twinkling lights – all that’s needed to complete the merriment is his witty jokes and a few bottles of rum! He’s got the best intentions… but will he succeed or fail miserably? You’ll have to join us to find out!

Make sure you don’t miss out. To book your tickets, call The Drum’s Box Office on 0121 333 2444, or visit www.the-drum.org.uk . In the words of Uncle Ben – “Mek mi tell yuh sutten… buy yuh tickets!”

Please note that the Family Ticket entitles either two adults and two children or one adult and three children to attend.