A special production of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol featuring dance, singing and puppetry is to be performed at Haven Green Baptist Church in Ealing on 21 December 2023.
Produced by Saltmine Theatre Company, A Christmas Carol has been touring the country and is aimed at all ages.
It is described as “a festive, supernatural spectacular which appeals us to “honour Christmas in our hearts, and keep it all the year round”.
EALING.NEWS spoke to Haven Green Baptist Church to find out more about the production.
Is this the first time you’ve put on a Christmas Carol?
This production of Saltmine Theatre Company’s A Christmas Carol had its premiere tour last year, with a different cast and creative team. The production which will be performed at Haven Green Baptist Church on 21 December 2023 will have already toured to 21 venues around the UK on this year’s tour. It’s the first time Haven Green Baptist Church have put on A Christmas Carol. We wanted to offer something fun and at a reasonable cost for us be able to invite along our community to share in our Christmas celebrations.
What makes your production of it special?
Original songs, dancing, puppetry (and various speedy costume changes) all combine to bring Dickens’ classic tale with its array of memorable characters to life. Saltmine Theatre Company’s production unites a thought-provoking message with festive entertainment for all ages. Interwoven through our production of A Christmas Carol is a question ‘What can I give?’. At Christmas, Christians celebrate God giving mankind the ultimate gift – himself, coming down to earth in helpless human form. We ask audiences to think about how they might be inspired by such generosity, giving to each other with gifts of time, compassion and friendship.
What do you think makes A Christmas Carol so popular?
A Christmas Carol is the ultimate story of self-evaluation and transformation. Scrooge acknowledges the pain of his past, is given a horrifying glimpse of a potential future – and then has the chance to amend his present way of life. The opportunity to change one’s perspective and actions for the better is always a cause for hope and allows the audience to look at their own lives and ask; ‘how should I live differently to positively affect those around me?
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