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It wouldn’t be Christmas without A Christmas Carol.

In this new stage version, writer Patrick Barlow takes Charles Dickens' classic story of greed, grief, ghoulish ghosts and eleventh-hour redemption, and makes it feel brand new again. This adaptation brings the timeless tale to life with just five actors and all the wit, flair and theatrical invention you'd expect from Barlow, who brought The 39 Steps to the stage so memorably.

Barlow injects a lot of humour into the piece. This comedy takes place because Barlow doesn't keep strictly to the original text as he take liberties with language, the situation and, of course, the mood of the play which includes incidental music, Christmas Carols and English and Irish folk songs.
This is an entrancing and enlightened way to get into the spirit of the season.


©Patrick Barlow

Directed by Gordon Ritchie

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