Ra­dio of the 1930s with Or­son Welles

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

OR­SON WELLES’S Christ­mas Carol will be per­formed at Whale The­atre on Thurs­day and Fri­day, De­cem­ber 20 and 21, at 8 p.m.

This play is suit­able 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 1930s Amer­i­can ra­dio style with live sound ef­fects and car­ols. Suit­able for ages eight and up.

Tick­ets are €18 or €15 con­ces­sion and avail­able at whalethe­atre.ie.

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