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A Christ­mas Carol

Dec 4 to Jan 6, Tramway, Glas­gow

Be­gin­ning its run on De­cem­ber 4 is a re­vival of A Christ­mas Carol, the Cit­i­zens The­atre’s five-star, sell-out pro­duc­tion first pre­sented by the the­atre in 2014.

Run­ning un­til Jan­uary 6, the bold adap­ta­tion has been re­freshed for the per­for­mance space at Tramway, where the the­atre is stag­ing the ma­jor­ity of its pro­duc­tions while its Gor­bals home un­der­goes a two-year re­de­vel­op­ment.

Tak­ing on the role of the miserly hum­bug, Scrooge, is Glas­gow-born stage vet­eran Benny Young (pic­tured be­low, in­set), and the cast also in­cludes Citz favourites Peter Collins, John O’Ma­hony and Andy Clark.

This run is spon­sored by Ur­ban Union, the joint ven­ture com­pany which builds af­ford­able homes, in­clud­ing the Lau­rieston Liv­ing de­vel­op­ment ad­ja­cent to the Citz’s per­ma­nent home. The com­pany pre­vi­ously spon­sored the Cit­i­zens The­atre’s pro­duc­tion of Trainspot­ting in 2017.

“Au­di­ences con­sis­tently tell us that they adored A Christ­mas Carol and would like to see it back in our pro­gramme,” said Do­minic Hill, the Citz’s artis­tic di­rec­tor and di­rec­tor of A Christ­mas Carol ahead of its run.

“I’m de­lighted to be re­fresh­ing this fes­tive favourite which cap­tures the orig­i­nal spirit of the Dick­ens tale and, with Ur­ban Union’s gen­er­ous sup­port, of­fers an in­ven­tive and heart-warm­ing al­ter­na­tive fam­ily Christ­mas show that will ap­peal to all ages.”

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