A Christmas Carol at The Watermill Theatre to stream online

A Christmas Carol at Newbury’s The Watermill Theatre is to stream online.

A Christmas Carol is currently playing to socially distanced in person audiences at the venue until Sunday 3 January.

For those that can’t make it to the venue, a filmed version will be released online and mae available from Friday 18 December at 7:30P.

You can book tickets for the stream online at watermill.org.uk, priced from £10.

Artistic Director Paul Hart said: “We’re so thrilled with the response to ‘A Christmas Carol’ and we’re very keen to make it available to as many people as possible, offering some Christmas joy to anyone who may need it.

“Especially as many people might not be able to join us this year due to limited capacities in the theatre, or because they may need or want to stay closer to home at the moment…but we’re excited to be able to introduce our work to audiences from farther afield, both in the UK and internationally!

“We’re very proud of the production which really gets to the heart of Dickens’ original in such an inventive and fresh way – and I’m so excited this will offer a bit of Watermill magic this Christmas direct to people’s homes!”

Actor musicians Pete Ashmore and Tilly-Mae Millbrook will star as ‘Scrooge’ and ‘The Narrator’ respectively.

A teaser shares: “It’s Christmas Eve, and whilst London is alive with festive cheer and seasonal goodwill, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge grows meaner by the minute. A heartless money lender, who cares more about counting his coins than for his fellow man, Scrooge despises Christmas and everything to do with it.

“But will a timely visit from the haunting ghosts of Christmas past, present and future change his wicked ways before it’s too late?”

The Watermill’s Artistic Director, Paul Hart said, “I’m incredibly proud that once again the team here will be opening a show so quickly – in fact we’ll be open the very next day after restrictions are lifted and hope to welcome as many audiences as is safely possible over the Christmas period.

“Despite everything this year we’ve still managed to launch five new productions, welcoming 3438 audience members, 1774 outreach participants and employing 79 talented freelancers. I think we all need some Christmas joy more than ever and I’ve no doubt this production will deliver exactly that in a bold and innovative new version of this perennial favourite.”

Picture credit: Philip Tull

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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