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St. Helens Theatre Royal To Host A Christmas Carol.

Talkwood Productions’ new musical version of Charles Dickens’ iconic classic A Christmas Carol embarks on a tour of major U.K, theatres in the run-up to Christmas this year and the tour is set to officially open at St. Helens Theatre Royal on Monday 18th November.

This re-envisioning of Dickens’s much loved Christmas classic has been written and devised by four young theatre professionals who met at school and will feature a top-quality professional cast, including established West End performers who will take to the stage alongside two teams of children, who will alternate on tour.

A Christmas Carol, Theatre Review. The Lantern Theatre.

Photograph by John Garfield-Roberts

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Mark Smith, Lewis Bray.

A Christmas Carol is almost akin to staple fare at this time of year. From the television adaptations to big budget films to the outlandish theatrical spectacles, Charles Dickens’ most famous creation, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge has spent so much time being dissected and discussed that it is always a constant surprise if anyone can get anything more out of it.

Great Expectations (2012). Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * *

Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter, Holiday Grainger, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Flemyng, Toby Irvine, Ewan Brewner, Sally Hawkins, David Walliams, Tazmin Outhwaite, Daniel Weyman, Jessie Cave.

The trouble with classics is their over use of adaptation and counter adaption. It doesn’t feel like five minutes since the B.B.C. bought out their big budget Christmas special for 2011 to television audiences and now just in time for the festive season once more, the cinema goers are treated to another version of Charles Dickens’ excellent Great Expectations.