FESTIVE COUNTDOWN 2012: December 3rd

If you like your Christmas traditional but with a bit of an edge, why not try Spike Theatre’s spookily atmospheric take on Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol…


Bah HUMBUG!!! Following on from their biggest ever UK tour of The Games, Liverpool based Spike Theatre return home with their Christmas production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

ChristmasCarol“Times is ‘ard… Spare a copper for the poor” Scrooge, London’s most notorious miser is having none of it, a man so mean he begrudges his only staff member Bob Cratchit a day off, even at Christmas.

On the eve before Christmas everything changes when he receives a visit from Jacob Marley, his very ex dead business partner. Marley warns Scrooge that he should expect three visitations from three Christmas Spirits. As Scrooge’s past, present and future comes to haunt him, will he change or merely cry Humbug?

The world of Victorian London is brought vividly to life in an atmospheric retelling of Charles Dickens’ most famous novella, featuring a fusion of original music, puppetry, shadow play and Spike Theatre’s trademark bold storytelling, expect laughs and plenty of scares!

The story will be played out by Mark Smith and directed by John Garfield-Roberts. The production will also include original music by Liverpool based Paul Skinner

A Christmas Carol will definitely be for adults and brave children! Recommended for ages 12+…Be warned!

01-10 December


Or why not adopt a Mogwai or two (dozen) as cult favourite Gremlins receives a special festive re-release on the big screen, showing at FACT on 20 December.




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