COMES TO LEEDS PLAYHOUSE FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON
It’s Christmas Eve in Victorian Leeds, but cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge hasn’t an ounce of festive cheer to spare. As the cold night draws in, four ghostly spirits take him on a life-changing journey through his past, present and future to show him the error of his miserly ways.
Packed with Christmas spirit, fun, music and magic, Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL is being brought vividly to life in a new retelling at Leeds Playhouse, inspired by the evocative beauty and intrinsic hope of the ghost lights that continued to burn bright while theatres across the land were forced to go dark when the pandemic hit.
This festive season, audiences in the Playhouse’s Quarry Theatre will be transported back to a traditional Victorian theatre, where spectral performers have been patiently waiting for a chance to share an incredible adventure.
A Christmas Carol, which runs from 3 December to 9 January, builds on the creative foundations of the show’s last iteration as part of the Playhouse’s Pop-Up Season and on the knowledge gained in terms of accessibility and inclusion during the creation of Oliver Twist. The result is a festive production for all the family, rooted in the past but with themes that reflect our lives today.
Christmas at Leeds Playhouse is sponsored by Families Partner Caddick and Access Partner Irwin Mitchell. A Christmas Carol is a Leeds Playhouse production in association with Hull Truck Theatre.
In line with current government guidelines, audiences will be limited. Social distancing and temperature checking will also be in place.
A Christmas Carol, Quarry Theatre, Leeds Playhouse
3 December – 9 January.
Box office 0113 213 7700. Book online leedsplayhouse.org.uk.