A Christmas Carol - October 21-26
Our second production in 2019 is a wonderful adaptation of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'. It was adapted by John Mortimer for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1994 and is a gem!
We are performing from October 21 to 26:
21 at the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale
22 at Youlgrave Village Hall
23 at Bakewell Town Hall
24 at Tideswell Fountain Square Church
25 and 26 at Chatsworth House Theatre -- SOLD OUT
Prices from £8 for children and £10 for adults, depending on the venue. Tickets for the Chatsworth House performances are now sold out, but please come and join us at one of the other venues.
It could be your first opportunity for mince pies and mulled wine leading into the festive season, so come and get Christmas ready with us!
What the critics say about Mortimer's play..
“A Dickens of a Good Show. A success … the size of a giant Christmas tree. John Mortimer's adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol … is exactly like the extraordinary little tale: boisterous, sentimental and compassionate; fairy tale and social criticism; moral parable and family entertainment appealing to the grown-up in children and the child in the grown-ups.”
John Peter, Sunday Times
“John Mortimer's version of A Christmas Carol combines politics with pleasure.… faithful to Dickens's extraordinary mixture of fantastical melodrama and resurrection myth. It becomes much more than a story about an old skinflint who turns into a charitable giver. It becomes a study in the fear of alienation and reminds us of the penetrating truth of Peter Ackroyd's comment that through Scrooge, Dickens offers an exaggerated, dream-like image of his own self.
Mortimer manages to rattle our bourgeois comfort while giving us a good night out.”
Michael Billington, The Guardian