Preview: A Christmas Carol at Washington Arts Centre
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Will Delight Washington
A Christmas Carol
Thursday 10th December 2015
A fun and unique adaptation of Dickens’ classic ghost story comes to Arts Centre Washington this Christmas Box Clever Theatre Company will be performing at Arts Centre Washington with their new touring production, A Christmas Carol, on Thursday 10 December 2015.
Adapted by Box Clever’s Artistic Director, Michael Wicherek, the company’s production interweaves the traditional story with modern interpretation. A cast of three brings the revolving stage set to life with puppets and music.
Crammed full of dramatic scenes and characters, from Marley’s ghost to the saintly Tiny Tim and Ebenezer Scrooge himself, A Christmas Carol depicts a truly British Christmas filled with joy, eating too much, family reunions and goodwill.
The performance brings together National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Compan director Iqbal Kane with award winning set designer Rhys Jarman.
David Ajao rejoins the Box Clever team to bring to life a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, Scrooge. The audience will join him and the rest of the cast on the journey that he is forced to make through his past, present and future, until laughter and goodness replace the ice in his heart.
Matthew Blyth, Audience Development Officer at Arts Centre Washington said: “We are delighted that Box Clever are returning to the arts centre after their previous show, Time for the Good Looking Boy was so well received. Their shows are always modern and relevant as well as managing to be lively and exciting. This classic Christmas story combined with live music and audience participation promises to be really entertaining festive fun!”
A Christmas Carol is on Thursday 10 December, 1.30pm + 7.30pm, it is suitable for ages 11+ and tickets start from just £6. To book visit www.artscentrewashington.co.ukor call 0191 219 3455