Published On: Mon, Oct 8th, 2012

A Christmas Carol – preview

Liverpool based Spike Theatre are returning to The Lantern Theatre with their Christmas production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Christmas is looming in Victorian Britain, but Scrooge, London’s most notorious miser is not getting into the spirit. He is a man so mean, he begrudges giving him only staff member, Bob Cratchit a day off, despite it being Christmas.

On Christmas Eve, all is about to change when he receives a visit from Jacob Marley, his ex-business partner, who is as ‘dead as a doornail’. Marley’s ghost comes with a warning, telling Scrooge he should expect three visits of three Christmas Spirits.

Scrooge’s past, present and future come to haunt him, but will this change a man so set in his miserable ways?

Spike Theatre bring Dickensian London vividly to life in an atmospheric adaptation, featuring a fusion of original music, puppetry, shadow play and their trademark bold storytelling. Audiences should expect plenty of laughs and scares.

A Christmas Carol is recommended for audiences ages 12 + and will be showing in The Lantern Theatre from 1-10 December. Performances start at 7.30pm, except on Sundays when they will start at 5pm. All tickets are £10 and can be purchased here.


About the Author

- Simal is studying for an MA in Renaissance and 18th Century Literature. She loves how cultured Liverpool is and intends to take full advantage of it in her final year in the city. Originally from Shakespeare’s County, she enjoys having her head in a good book or watching an engaging play.