“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”
A Victorian family prepares a paper theatre for a performance of A Christmas Carol. The audience enters the imagination of one of the children and quickly, the cardboard stage transforms to reveal a magical world containing real dancers and stylised sets.
The classic tale unfolds in a rich tapestry of highly absorbing, theatrical drama featuring sumptuous visual effects inspired by the techniques of early cinema. In a daring twist of format, characters are portrayed by dancers and voiced by an eclectic cast of the world’s most recognisable actors- Simon Russell Beale (King Lear), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock) , Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings), Carey Mulligan (Suffragette), Daniel Kayuula (Get Out), Leslie Caron (An American in Paris/Gigi) , Sian Phillips (I, Claudius) and more.
The mix of danced action and spoken narration brings fresh dimension to Dickens’ characters and poetic language, whilst remaining true to the beauty of the author’s original narrative.
Tickets: Adults £7, Friends £6, Under 19’s £5
Wem Town Hall is currently closed as part of the lockdown in England until 2nd December 2020. Please call 01939 232299 to book from 3rd December.