Photo: Ryan Rogerson, Jeff Schwager
ABOUT THE PLAY
In 1843, 'A Christmas Carol' became one of the most popular books in the English language and has been credited by some as “almost single-handedly reviving the Christmas holiday.” In this adaptation of the holiday favourite, the audience sees the struggles faced by Charles Dickens in his writing of this classic novel. As Dickens creates the story, using only the power of his imagination and the inspiration gleaned from a small choir of wandering carolers, we not only see the beloved tale unfold of Ebenezer Scrooge and his amazing night of ghostly visitations, but find out why a Christmas Ghost-story was written in the first place. Infused with beautiful Victorian carols, lots of humour and tender moments, this play by Canadian playwright Richard Quesnel will delight and inspire this Christmas season.
This staged reading event is a unique professional-community theatre hybrid featuring live music and actors from the local community. It's perfect for the whole family and is suitable for persons aged 7+.
"Thoroughly delightful! Quesnel’s adaption gives the old tale new life and the use of song and dance turn the show into a real celebration of the season that both adults and children are sure to enjoy." - Christopher Hoile, Stage Door