A Christmas Carol Show Announcement – Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool

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A Christmas Carol

Christmas is coming! And Liverpool’s Playhouse Theatre is set to stage a festive treat for Liverpool audiences this winter. There will be an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ festive classic A Christmas Carol from December 4-24 2020.

A small cast of actors will perform. This will be Patrick Barlow’s (The 39 Steps) witty and joyous adaptation of the 19th century story, directed by Gemma Bodinetz in her final production as Artistic Director of the theatres. Featuring carols and songs, the production is a warm, witty and inventive gift for Liverpool audiences.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto favourite Adam Keast will play Ebenezer Scrooge. Adam will perform alongside other local actors, maintaining social distancing in rehearsals and performances.

Gemma Bodinetz, artistic director for Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust, commented: “I am delighted that my final show as director of the Everyman and Playhouse will be a festive treat for Liverpool families. Patrick Barlow’s version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has the same fun and invention (and small cast size) that he brought to The 39 Steps but also retains the tenderness at its centre. Perhaps this Christmas more than any other, it will be poignant to remember the importance of human connection and goodwill to all mankind.

“Adam Keast was in my opening production of Twelfth Night in the new Everyman. He has delighted our Christmas audiences every year in our acclaimed Rock ‘n’ Roll panto. I can’t wait to see his Scrooge. The Playhouse auditorium may be socially distanced, but we hope to beat away lockdown humbug. We’ll have some theatrical magic and the joy of the live, shared experience.”

Audiences attending A Christmas Carol will receive up-to-date advice in advance of their visit on safety measures in place. This is to ensure conditions are as Covid-safe as possible, in line with Government recommendations. A money back guarantee will be offered if performances are cancelled. If an audience member is unwell, they can receive a full refund up until 11am on the day of their performance.

Tickets for A Christmas Carol go on sale on Thursday October 22. Meanwhile, more information on how to book will be released ahead of the show’s on-sale date.

Further Details

For more information about A Christmas Carol, visit www.everymanplayhouse.com.