Another chapter as A Christmas Carol tours again

Published: 24 September 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

“Generous helping of Christmas spirit”: A Christmas Carol

Lincoln-based Chapterhouse Theatre Company is to continue its festive tradition of touring Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol to theatres, castles and cathedrals across the UK in November and December 2021.

Adapted for the stage by Laura Turner, A Christmas Carol will be a traditional production with period costumes, song, dance and a “generous helping of Christmas spirit”.

Chapterhouse’s artistic director Richard Main said, “Christmas is the most magical time of the year, so I’m thrilled that we get to join our audiences in celebrating the season. Hopefully people will go away with a warm, wintery glow.”

The cast comprises Mathew Christmas as Scrooge and Alex Bird as Bob Cratchit. Lincoln-born Antony Law directs. Pearl Constance is in charge of costume and wardrobe, puppets are by Louise James and set dressing is in the hands of Pearl Constance and Lou Jardine. Production manager is Andrew Mullins, choirmaster is Christopher Brook and original music is by Richard Main who is also the producer.

Chapterhouse has been touring since 2000 and A Christmas Carol will be its 21st anniversary tour.

A Christmas Carol starts at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton from Wednesday 17 until Friday 19 November. It then tours to Yorkshire, Cheshire, Devon, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Stirlingshire and ends at the Burnley Mechanics Theatre, Lancashire on Thursday 23 December.

Full tour details are at the Chapterhouse Theatre Company web site.