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A Christmas Carol at the Merlin

For many, Christmas isn’t Christmas without revisiting the well-loved tale of the penny-pinching miser, Ebenezer Scrooge and the awakening of his long forgotten festive spirit.

This year the award winning Merlin Theatre Company will be producing ‘A Christmas Carol as their festive family musical, running from 4th to 13th December.

This ghostly tale of the past, present and future is brought to life in this exciting new musical adaptation. Keeping true to the original text, it draws upon the themes of time, family and society’s ills to warm even the coldest of hearts.

After a two year break director Claudia Pepler is very excited about the show. She said, “I have wanted to direct this wonderful story for years but needed to get enough experience to cope with all of the special effects!

“I have a very talented creative team all of whom I have worked with before. We have a gifted cast of over 50 who are all working very hard to bring this magical production to life. It will definitely get you in the festive mood!”

When the spirit of Jacob Marley, his former partner, tells Scrooge he must know his responsibilities, Scrooge is taken on a very busy night to show him the error of his ways. With the Ghost of Christmas Past illustrating the importance of family and friends, Christmas Present representing charity and benevolence and Future bringing in its wake what should happen if all these lessons are forgotten, Scrooge becomes a changed man.

Bringing the atmosphere of Victorian Christmas traditions to the stage, this vibrant and joyous musical takes you on a journey of discovery. A journey where the true meaning of Christmas is found. With a cavalcade of colourful Dickensian characters and a ghostly quartet of guardians, ‘A Christmas Carol’ is the perfect way to get you into the Christmas spirit.

Filled with joy, laughter and heart breaking moments, this adaptation has something for everyone, both young and old.

‘A Christmas Carol’ runs from 4th – 13th  December with ticket prices starting from £5. Please see website for times and prices or call the box office, tel: 01373 465949 – Tickets on sale now.