Christmas 2020. Santa has a persistent cough. Rudolph is self-isolating. Turkey’s on the no-fly list. But it will take more than a pandemic to stop the irrepressible Glummer Twins from celebrating the joys and absurdities of a socially distanced coronavirus Christmas. So David Harmer and Ray Globe (The Glummer Twins) have turned to the wizardry of modern technology to cobble together a virtual Christmas show. And unlike other Christmas shows this one is in January.
But how do you recreate a double act experience whilst maintaining social distancing? After days of head scratching, they decided that the way forward would be to film themselves separately and then stick the two bits together. Genius.
Throughout their enforced isolation (they’re both of a ‘certain age’) video clips have been whizzing over the wires between Sheffield and Doncaster as they recorded their parts for the show. And you can hardly see the join. If it wasn’t for David’s exotic wallpaper you could almost believe they were performing together in the same room. Almost.
So, think you’ve had a rubbish Christmas? Tune in and join the gurus of glum for a feast of festive fun. You’ll soon realise it could have been worse.
The Glummer Twins. The (Late) Christmas Show. Socially distanced spoken word comedy and music from the Beat Generation.
The show is available online at https://online.thespaceuk.com/season-2 from 8th to 31st January 2021.