Extra A Christmas Carol performances added at Leeds Playhouse due to popular demand
Leeds Playhouse is extending the run of festive family favourite A Christmas Carol for a further week. Opening at the end of November, this magical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story will now run until Saturday 19 January.
It’s Christmas Eve in Victorian Leeds but the cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge hasn’t an ounce of Christmas cheer, until he is taken on a whirl-wind adventure through his past, present and future, learning the error of his miserable ways. Filled with Christmas spirit, fun and music, A Christmas Carol will play in the Playhouse’s on-site Pop-Up theatre in association with SOYO Leeds. The production will take audiences on a sumptuous, spine-tingling adventure, with performances running from Tuesday 20 November 2018 to Saturday 19 January 2019.
The particularly high level of demand for tickets in advance has outstripped expectations, with just under 13,000 people already booked in for the production. There is limited availability for performances in November and December, and audiences have been advised to book quickly to avoid disappointment.
A Christmas Carol is adapted by West Yorkshire born and award-winning playwright Deborah McAndrew, directed by Leeds Playhouse’s Associate Director Amy Leach (Road, Romeo & Juliet, Kes, The Night Before Christmas Leeds Playhouse) and designed by award-winning designer Hayley Grindle (Road, Romeo & Juliet Leeds Playhouse). A Christmas Carol is a Leeds Playhouse in association with Hull Truck Theatre production.
Leeds Playhouse's Pop-Up season began this September with Jim Cartwright’s seminal play Road. The next production, opening this October, is the thrilling and politically resonant Europe by multi-award-winning playwright David Greig. The Leeds Playhouse Ensemble Company of ten actors will perform each production in rep.
A Christmas Carol, Leeds Playhouse Pop-Up theatre
Tue 20 Nov – Sat 19 Jan, Press Night Fri 23 Nov, 7pm
Box office 0113 213 7700. Book online leedsplayhouse.org.uk