Friday 8 December 2016 - Monday 2 January 2017
Public Performances: Friday 16 December 2016 - Monday 2 January 2017
Schools Performances: Thursday 8 December - Friday 16 December 2016 (£6 child tickets)
Sign Language Interpreted Performances by Clare Edwards - Tuesday 20 December at 2pm and 7pm (see accessibility for more information)
Dementia Friendly Relaxed Performance - Friday 9 December at 1pm (see accessibility for more information)
The performance runs for 1 hour 55 mins, including an interval.
Age Guidance - A Christmas Carol is not a pantomime. The youngest age we think it is probably suitable for is 6, or possibly 5. For younger children, it will help if you can outline the story before you come. We have had some 6 year olds at the school performances; everyone has enjoyed it as you can see from the feedback below.
"I just wanted to thank you and everyone at the Albany for your very warm welcome today. The staff and children really enjoyed themselves. I have never been to the Albany before and was very impressed by the building and the performance. Having spoken to my wife we plan to bring our girls over the Christmas period.
Can I take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the remaining performances. I shall keep my eyes peeled for other events that you are putting on."
Grangehurst Primary School
Starring the BBC's Trish Adudu as the Ghost of Christmas Present
'Marley was dead to begin with...'
Tread the Boards Theatre Company and the Albany Theatre Present A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Directed by Keith Myers
Ebeneezer Scrooge is a seemingly heartless money lender who hates Christmas and disparages all that love it, especially his long-suffering clerk Bob Cratchit. 'Bah, humbug!' is his usual response to any Yuletide greeting. However, on Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns him that he will have three supernatural visitors who will try and help him see the error of his ways. Is it all 'Humbug!' or can the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future save Scrooge's soul?
Come to the beautiful Albany Theatre this December and January and enjoy A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens' famous heart-warming Victorian tale. Meet Scrooge, Bob, Tiny Tim and a host of extraordinary characters. This charming show features professional and local performers, a choir and traditional carols.
Tread the Boards Theatre Company are recent winners of 'Best Children's Production' at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 and Finalists for the 'Primary Times Children's Choice Award'.
Keith Myers is an internationally respected Director whose recent productions include the theatre tour of ITV's Heartbeat which played at the Belgrade Theatre and the farce Run For Your Wife in Vienna. He has directed many Pantomimes and Christmas shows, and his musical productions for children include major UK tours of Pinocchio, Alice In Wonderland and A Christmas Carol.