Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol:
A Live Radio Play
December 20th & 21st @ 8pm
Whale Theatre, Greystones
AboutFACE Ireland presents Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play, a play for the whole family for Christmas, with a touch of old Hollywood glamour!
It’s Christmas Eve 1938 in CBS Studio 1 where the young radio superstar Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre Company are set to perform their eagerly awaited weekly 60-minute version of a classic; tonight it’s “A Christmas Carol.” Only things aren’t too Christmassy: it’s ten minutes to ON-AIR and legendary Scrooge Lionel Barrymore has fallen sick, and now Orson has to step into his shoes; plus the script still isn’t right, his cast are revolting after three days of rehearsing without sleep, and the pressure’s on after the success of “War of the Worlds”: the Nation awaits and Hollywood’s watching! Will this Christmas Carol have a happy ending?
The show includes “A Christmas Carol” performed in the 1930’s American radio style with live sound effects and carols. Suitable for ages 8 and up.
AboutFACE aims to inspire the world through: approachable theatre, strong narrative-driven texts and solid story-telling.
“An AboutFACE production is getting to be one of those sure-fire events; old-fashioned narrative, acting, and an interesting story to tell.”
“Since 2002, AboutFACE Theatre Company has premiered a diverse range of American plays on the Irish stage.”
“Another fine production from the AboutFACE Theatre Company… a dynamic young group whose work to date has had its own share of plaudits.”
-The Irish Times
“A deeply moving theatrical experience… this intense drama makes a welcome Irish debut thanks to the relatively fresh-faced AboutFACE Theatre Company.”