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Classic Dickens tale given added Christmas cheer


  • Latvian Centre Theatre 60 Cleaver Terrace Belmont, WA, 6104 Australia (map)
Willy Smeets plays Scrooge in A Christmas Carol this November. Picture: Sarah Christiner

Willy Smeets plays Scrooge in A Christmas Carol this November. Picture: Sarah Christiner

ARENAarts is putting a different spin on Charles Dickens by adding a few laughs to his classic tale A Christmas Carol. Adapted by Karen Louise Hebden and directed by Trish Theisinger at the Latvian Centre Theatre, it’s a fun-filled family show full of traditional Dickens characters – but not your usual Scrooge.

This version of A Christmas Carol features innovative performances, quick characterisations, heaps of comedy, dashes of drama and flashes of tragedy.

Yet the story remains the same: Scrooge is a miserly old man, lost in the business of making and conserving money, shunning any act of kindness or charity.

He makes it absolutely clear he has no money to give anyone but himself – until a few helpful, if somewhat eccentric, ghosts and a charming child help Scrooge to redeem himself, bringing him back to life.

 

THE DETAILS

A Christmas Carol plays at 8pm November 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 with 2pm matinees November 15 and 22. Tickets are $20, $16 concession – book on 9399 9947, arenaarts@hotmail.com.au or at TryBooking.

For further information, visit the Facebook event page.

Earlier Event: October 20
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Later Event: November 14
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