Sundial Theatre and Charles Dickens Remind Us What Christmas is Really About
It’s that time of year again; the theatres are serving up their Christmas fare and choice abounds, if you like pantomimes that is. The Sundial Theatre Company will serve up something slightly different; their production of A Christmas Carol is a new adaptation that keeps Dicken’s wonderful words and depiction of Christmas, whilst staging a familiar story in an original and exciting way. They’re transforming the Sundial into a traverse theatre space; a long and wide corridor down which scenes and twenty-four performers are continually moving. The audience will face one another and a communal event will be created. But most importantly, all of the scenes will be there: the Crachit’s Christmas; the ghosts: Marley, Christmas Past, Present and Future, and of course, the curmudgeonly and miserly Scrooge. And Dickens marvellous message of good will to all men and women will be warmly told through a storytelling theatre performance.
The performance runs from Wednesday Dec. 7th-Thursday Dec 8th 7.30pm-£7/£5 and there are schools’ matinees on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 1.15pm-£3.