A Christmas Carol (c. 90 mins, best performed with an interval)


“If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.” 


Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserly loner, destined to spend his afterlife making up for all the mistakes he made on earth – until, that is, a chilling encounter with the spectre of his late business partner, Jacob Marley, sets him on a different path.  Can Marley’s ghost – and those of Christmas Past, Present and Future – transform the unfortunate Scrooge in time, or is it already too late to save him?  See this charming Fireside Folktales adaptation of the classic Christmas tale by Charles Dickens and find out for yourself…

Next Performance Dates

St Mary’s Church, Barnes. – December 2020

Thursday 17th Dec – 7:30pm
Friday 18th Dec – 7:30pm
Saturday 19th Dec – 3pm & 7:30pm

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Audience reviews
~ Thank you for a brilliant & professional performance this afternoon. The changes of emotions & clothing with such integrity of acting was quite moving. So pleased to be with you - a gem of an afternoon!
John P
~ A beautiful production! Very emotional. Well done
Michelle

Audience reviews

~ Thank you for a brilliant & professional performance this afternoon. The changes of emotions & clothing with such integrity of acting was quite moving. So pleased to be with you - a gem of an afternoon!
John P
~ A beautiful production! Very emotional. Well done
Michelle
~ This was amazing, would love to view again
J Zaman
~ Really talented bunch, a really impressive interpretation & dramatisation - so creative with the props and the overall format. Brilliant & congratulations!
Anonymous
Southside House
~ This was an excellent production. I found myself entirely engrossed in the tale. Well done!
Jim
~ Such an innovative and engaging performance! My 4 year-old son and I enjoyed it - and we especially loved the future spirit and the magical tunes!
A.V. Elliot
~ I loved it! Utterly magical. Thank you.
Anonymous
Southside House
~ Wow! Thanks you were wonderful
Lili L
~ Simply wonderful afternoon and I hope to see more of what you do come Easter?
Françoise G
~ A beautiful programme - very moving and the puppets /spirit of christmas yet to come were amazing. My friends' teenage daughter joined us and she loved the performance as well.
Yvonne
Southside House
~ Stunning and talented. Thank you
Anonymous

You might like to know...

  • This production runs for around 1hr 30 minutes and is best performed with an interval.
     
  • It can be performed in a wide variety of indoor spaces and different configurations – though the most popular is end-on. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
     
  • A Christmas Carol would be an obvious choice for venues looking for festive entertainment for the visiting public; for Christmas celebrations, whether private or corporate; for Dickens fans and for school groups, many of whom are studying the novella as part of the curriculum. 
     
  • Certain of the puppets used at points throughout the play may make it a little frightening for young children.  This is not specifically a ‘child’s play’, although it has been seen and enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

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