A Christmas Carol | Theatre Space North East
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★★★

“A solidly enjoyable show” – The Stage

★★★★★

“We were in there, in the situation, right from the start!” – British Theatre Guide

★★★★★

“Magical from start to finish!” – Audience Member

The Christmas spirits were alive in December 2018 at Newcastle Castle.

 

The incredible 4M and award-winning Theatre Space North East waved audiences off on an unforgettable trip to Christmases past, present and future.

 

Charles Dickens’ immortal classic was told through stunning puppetry and unique staging, filling every corner of Newcastle Castle with music, merriment and the odd ghost too.

 

This all-new festive production, funded by Arts Council England in partnership with  Newcastle castle,  Crisis and the Newcastle west end food bank, was a yuletide event not to be missed.

 

A hit with audiences and critics alike, the show managed to raise over £1000 in money and food donations for homelessness and personal hardship charities in the North East. Puppetry workshops, open to the community and a platform for trainee puppet apprentices were also provided during the run.

945.4

Amount Raised for charities (£)

805

Audience Members

21%

% of Audience Members from Financially Stretched backgrounds

Sights and Sounds

Directed and Produced by Corinne Kilvington for Theatre Space North East

 

Puppetry Design and Direction by Will Steale, Lawrence Neale and Joana Feijó for 4M

 

Costume – Rebecca Robinson

 

Original Music Composition and Direction by Kerrin Tatman

 

Assistant Director – Jonah York

 

Violin and Vocals – Tamara Kazziha

 

Puppetry Coach – Chloe Flockart

 

Design, Marketing and PR – Jonny Chambers for Jonarc

 

Ticketing and Box Office – Jonarc/SeeTickets

 

CAST

 

Ebenezer Scrooge– Sean Kenny

 

Senior Actor/Puppeteers

Chloe Flockart, Matt Wood, Lawrence Neale

 

Apprentice Actor/Puppeteers

Matthew Nicholson, Calum Bruce

 

 

The production is kindly supported by the staff and volunteers of Newcastle Castle.

 

Production Photos and Design Credits: © JONARC