Theatre Quiz: Which Christmas Creature are you – The Answers

Have you taken our fiendishly foxing festive quiz? Here are the answers – so read on to see what you scored and find out what kind of Christmas Creature you are!

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ROUND ONE: WHO’S THAT MIXED UP DAME?

We scrambled images of four famous British pantomime dames. Here they are unscrambled.
(1 point for each Dame = 4 possible points)

DAME ONE – CHRISTOPHER BIGGINS
DAME TWO – SIR IAN MCKELLEN
DAME THREE – JULIAN CLARY
DAME FOUR – DAME EDNA EVERAGE

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ROUND TWO: NAME THAT CHRISTMAS CRACKER

We mashed up six cracking christmas songs, each from a movie musical or stage show and asked for the name of the shows they feature in. Here are the answers.
(1 point for each show = 6 possible points)

Track 1 – RENT
The song Christmas Bells features on the Original Cast Recording but was dropped from the movie
Track 2 – CAROUSEL
The song (When I Marry) Mr Snow is sung by Carrie in Act One of this Rodgers & Hammerstein classic.
Track 3 – CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
The song Christmas Is My Favourite Time of Year comes from this fabulous show which received four Tony Award nominations in 2011.
Track 4 – MAME
We Need a Little Christmas has taken on a whole new meaning in 2020. This song comes from the stage show Mame, with music & lyrics by Jerry Herman.
Track 5 – A CHRISTMAS STORY
The song A Christmas Story comes from the show of the same name, by Pasek & Paul, the team behind Dear Evan Hansen and The Greatest Showman.
Track 6 – HOLIDAY INN or WHITE CHRISTMAS
The song White Christmas features in the film Holiday Inn and also the movie/stage musical White Christmas, so we’ll accept either answer.

ROUND THREE: UNSCRAMBLE THAT SNOW SHOW

We anagramised four famous Musicals, all of which feature a Christmas song. Here they are decoded:

(1 point for each show = 4 possible points)

ANAGRAM 1: HOLIDAY INN
ANAGRAM 2: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
ANAGRAM 3: BILLY ELLIOT (as ‘Billy Elliot The Musical’ is commonly known)
ANAGRAM 4: SHE LOVES ME

ROUND FOUR: NAME THAT BACKWARDS SONG

We played you a classic Christmas track back to front and asked you to name the singer, song and movie. Here it is the right way around.

(1 point each for singer, song, and movie = 3 possible points)

Singer: JUDY GARLAND (born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10th June 1922 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota)
Song: HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS (by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane)
Movie: MEET ME IN ST LOUIS (a 1944 box office smash, making a profit of $350m in today’s money)

ROUND FIVE: NAUGHTY NATIVITY

We asked you three Nativity-inspired questions. Here are the answers:

a) ANGEL (full name Angel Dumott Shunard) – a young drag queen, a principal character in the musical RENT.
b) SHREK contains a character called Donkey, voiced in the original Dreamworks film by Eddie Murphy.
c) HEROD is the name of two biblical figures, the family-unfriendly Herod I, and his son, Herod Antipas (who makes a cameo appearance in Jesus Christ Superstar).

YOUR RESULTS!

What your score reveals about you…

1-5 Points
Gruesome Gremlin

You’re the ultimate Christmas monster! Better not feed you after midnight or the Ghost of Christmas past will be the least of our worries!

6-10 Points
Gobby Grinch

You’re no Gremlin, but you’re still a furry festive fiend! But on the plus side, you’re a lovely shade of green.

11-15 Points
Foxy Fairy

When it comes to Christmas, you’re on your way to the top of the tree! Just be careful you don’t snag your tights on the tinsel.

16-20 Points
Eloquent Elf

You’re a Christmas Musical genius and you’ll definitely be on Santa’s “good” list this year. Give yourself a gold star!

Now challenge your friends to see who’s the ultimate Christmas Musical Theatrebrain!

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