It won’t be long before homes are made Christmas-cozy with the scent of pine, the sound of carols and the warmth of family traditions. The reading of A Christmas Carol is a tradition across the country, and this year marks our second year presenting this dramatic reading in Collingwood.
2020 has been so unusual for everyone and more than ever we all need a treat, even if we have to experience it virtually. We invite you to mull the cider, get comfy in your home, and tune into our staged reading of A Christmas Carol!
Our readers this year will be our community VIPs and celebrities alongside our foley artist, Anne Raciunas, and musical director Greg Gibson. (stay tuned for the cast list!) The production will be professionally filmed at The Simcoe Street Theatre. When you purchase a link to this show you are also helping to support your theatre company during a very difficult time.
The story “A Christmas Carol” was written in 1843 and apparently written very quickly. Dickens was seized with the idea and completed the little book in just under six weeks. He got the idea for the story after visiting the northern industrial town of Manchester, England. He made a speech there about the necessity of educating very poor children. Dickens wrote the book because he needed money, but he chose the theme as a response to the notorious poverty of the “hungry forties”. A week after the publication, A Christmas Carol had sold an astounding 6000 copies!
Tickets: $25 plus HST
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: Friday, December 18, 2020
By purchasing a link you will be able to watch the show at your leisure from December 18th to December 20th.