The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company present a brand-new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ fantastical festive fable.

It’s Christmas Eve and tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge is meaner than ever. He is shunning his only living relative, underpaying his clerk and refusing to acknowledge the plight of the poor… but will timely visits from the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future change his miserly ways before it’s too late?

Prolific touring theatre company The Pantaloons have been getting a name for themselves with their uniquely charming and anarchic adaptations of literary works such as Pride and Prejudice, The Canterbury Tales, Gulliver’s Travels and Bleak House.

This production of A Christmas Carol continues their tradition of funny, frantic and fast-paced versions of English Literature’s masterworks.

Adapter and co-Artistic Director of the company, Mark Hayward, explains that The Pantaloons want the show to be moving as well as amusing.

“This new adaptation is very faithful to the text,” he says, “but also very funny. The trick to not undermining the heart of a book, is to try to avoid sending up the text itself and instead focus on lampooning theatrical conventions.

“For this reason we have invented a troupe called The Pantaloons Penny Circus, a ragtag group of Victorian showpeople who, with very limited means, are attempting to stage the Dickens classic – with varied results!”

Performed by a multi-talented cast in The Pantaloons’ own inimitable, hilarious and moving style, this will be an evening out to remember. Featuring live music, audience interaction and absolutely no humbug.

Refreshments will be on sale.

NOTE FOR EDITORS
For more information please visit www.thepantaloons.co.uk/a-christmas-carol or contact Mark Hayward on 07738 269911 / mark@thepantaloons.co.uk

For any high res images or any media enquiries on events at Central Hall, please email Rob Peters at rob.peters@newcommunity.org.uk

-ENDS-

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Central Hall

Disseminated by:
New Community Ventures

For more information please contact:
Rob Peters – New Community Ventures
rob.peters@newcommunity.org.uk

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