Play about a play by Playhouse

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Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has been tackled in stage versions by drama groups far and wide, both amateur and professional, for many years.

And from next week, members of Northampton’s own Playhouse Theatre will be putting on a production which is all about a group staging a version of A Christmas Carol.

As the story goes, the ladies of Farndale are in festive mood and about to mount yet another assault on the Dickensian classic.

Enthusiasm is at the heart of what they are aiming to accomplish and, with the support of stage manager Gordon, the cast presents a dizzy array of characters from this famous work (and a few which aren’t).

There is some audience participation, a PA system with a life of its own, startling special effects and, for the first time, two show-stopping songs for the ladies to wrap their vocal cords and feet around.

This version of the Farndale Christmas Carol, by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr, will be performed at The Playhouse Theatre in Clare Street, Northampton, from Tuesday, December 3 until Saturday, December 7, each night at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £8 for non members and £6.50 for concessions. To book, call 01604 627791 or visit www.theplayhousetheatre.net