The Horrible Histories Christmas production opens at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Monday.

Horrible Christmas runs from December 14 to January 9.

When Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it's up to one young boy to save the day. Victorian villains to medieval monks, Puritan parties to Tudor treats, this is adventure through the history of Christmas in the company of Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell and King Henry VIII.

INFO: Tickets £22.50, children £17. Family: £55. 01223 375851 or www.cornex.co.uk or tickets@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk