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‘A Christmas Carol’

Fri 6th December - Sat 7th December

Lewes Theatre Club

LEWES LITTLE THEATRE

‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens

Adapted by Gary Andrews

 

“Mankind was my business – the common welfare was my business.”

An original play by Gary Andrews, A Christmas Carol brings to the stage Charles Dickens’s classic tale which has been with us since 1843, and has come to be part of Christmas for everyone.  Even the most cynical amongst us cannot resist being moved by the revelations that Scrooge is subjected to and his subsequent salvation.  It’s understandably moving stuff.  However one of Dickens’s reasons for writing the novel was to provide a window into the social injustice that was evident at the time.  The passing of the Poor Law in 1834 was designed to reduce the “cost” of having beggars on the streets and led to the introduction of the union workhouses which Scrooge refers to (and supports!).  Those who entered these forbidding places were subjected to harsh conditions, poor food and clothing.  This was not lost on Dickens and is an aspect of the tale to which we will aim to do justice. 

 

Lewes Little Theatre, Lancaster Street, Lewes BN7 2PX

Friday 6 December, Monday 9–Saturday 14 December 7.45pm 

Matinees: Saturday 7 and Saturday 14 December 2.45pm

Tickets: £8.00 members, non-members £12.00

Box Office: 01273 474826 answer machine

Online booking: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk

Details

Start:
Fri 6th December
End:
Sat 7th December
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Venue

Lewes Little Theatre
Lancaster Street
Lewes, BN7 2PX United Kingdom
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Organiser

Lewes Theatre Club
Website:
www.lewestheatre.org