A Christmas Carol

3rd December 2010 – 8th January 2011

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Ebenezer Scrooge is the world’s most notorious miser, who even begrudges his staff a day off at Christmas until he’s confronted by the Spirits of Christmas – Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future – who use magic to show him the miserable consequences of his meanness. Then even Scrooge has to relent!

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Dickens’ timeless and heart-warming tale.

A Christmas Carol Performances

Fri 3 Dec 7:00pm Preview £13 / £8
Sat 4 Dec 7:00pm Preview £13 / £8
Mon 6 Dec 7:00pm Press Night £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Tue 7 Dec 2:30pm Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Wed 8 Dec 10:30am Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Wed 8 Dec 2:30pm Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Thu 9 Dec 10:30am Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Thu 9 Dec 2:30pm Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Fri 10 Dec 10:30am Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Fri 10 Dec 7:00pm £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Sat 11 Dec 2:30pm Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Sat 11 Dec 7:00pm £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Mon 13 Dec 10:30am Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Tue 14 Dec 10:30am Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Tue 14 Dec 2:30pm Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Wed 15 Dec 10:30am Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Wed 15 Dec 2:30pm Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Thu 16 Dec 10:30am Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Thu 16 Dec 7:00pm £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Fri 17 Dec 7:00pm £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Sat 18 Dec 2:30pm Weekend Matinee, Audio Described £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Sat 18 Dec 7:00pm £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Mon 20 Dec 2:30pm Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Mon 20 Dec 7:00pm £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Tue 21 Dec 2:30pm Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Tue 21 Dec 7:00pm £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Wed 22 Dec 2:30pm Weekday Matinee, Signed Performance £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Wed 22 Dec 7:00pm £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Thu 23 Dec 2:30pm Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Thu 23 Dec 7:00pm £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Mon 27 Dec 2:30pm Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Mon 27 Dec 7:00pm £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Tue 28 Dec 2:30pm Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Tue 28 Dec 7:00pm £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Wed 29 Dec 2:30pm Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Wed 29 Dec 7:00pm Captioned Performance £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Thu 30 Dec 2:30pm Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Thu 30 Dec 7:00pm Audio Described £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Fri 31 Dec 2:30pm Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Sat 1 Jan 2:30pm Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Sat 1 Jan 7:00pm £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Tue 4 Jan 2:30pm Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Wed 5 Jan 10:30am Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Wed 5 Jan 2:30pm Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Thu 6 Jan 10:30am Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Thu 6 Jan 7:00pm £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Fri 7 Jan 10:30am Weekday Matinee £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Fri 7 Jan 7:00pm Signed Performance £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Sat 8 Jan 2:30pm Weekday Matinee, Director's Pre-Show Talk, Captioned Performance £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50
Sat 8 Jan 7:00pm £16.50, £14.50, £12.50 / £15.50, £13.50, £11.50, £9.50

The Lowry, Quays Theatre

  • Pier 8, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, M50 3AZ
  • Box Office: 0843 208 6010

The Lowry is our chosen venue for our main season plays whilst we are on the move. We are performing in the intimate setting of the Quays Theatre.
The Lowry is 10 minutes drive from Manchester City Centre, 20 minutes drive from Manchester Airport, and a quarter of a mile from the motorway network, giving access from all over the North West and beyond. It also has excellent public transport links and is situated in the centre of a vibrant shopping, eating and leisure destination.

Find out more about the getting to The Lowry here

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David Beames plays Scrooge with the tremulous fear of someone watching his whole life being deconstructed in front of him, though this is really an ensemble piece and the quality is high throughout. Lisa Kerr in particular plays her three characters (Belle, Martha and Florence) with true feeling. The gothic set is hugely impressive, the lighting lending a spooky, discomfiting atmosphere amplified by the best aspect of this production – its sound. In trusting the timeless story rather than dumbing it down for today’s kids, The Library Theatre Company proves that Dickens is as relevant and enchanting as ever.

The Stage

Instead of me struggling with an old book it was right there before me, laid out in glorious sound and light.

It’s a show designed for all the family and even I had to restrain a tear or two by the end as the awful Mr Scrooge blossomed into something wonderful. It’s the perfect Christmas show. 10 out of 10.

Salford Online

The Library Theatre’s current production should be top of your priority list. I’ve probably seen 15 or more stage versions of Dickens’ timeless classic and yet, sitting in The Lowry, I felt like I was watching it through fresh eyes. This is also an ideal opportunity to get children interested in the theatre as most of them were totally transfixed by what they saw.I loved the way Director Rachel O’Riordan uses music in a production that’s sure to leave you with a festive glow. Great set, too.

Messenger Newspapers

Library Theatre Company

The Cast

Paul Barnhill
Fred Scrooge
David Beames
Ebenezer Scrooge
Kath Burlinson
Mrs Maggs/1st Philanthropist/Christmas Present
Claude Close
Jacob Marley/Mr Fezziwig
Lisa Kerr
Belle
Darren Kuppan
Teenage Scrooge
Jack Lord
Bob Cratchit
Abigail McGibbon
Mrs Cratchit
Corinna Powlesland
Mrs Delaney
Ben Hancock
Tiny Tim
Oliver Hughes
Tiny Tim
Oliver Oakley Keenan
Tiny Tim

Production Crew

Rachel O’Riordan
Director
Gary McCann
Designer
Connor Mitchell
Composer / Musical Director
James Whiteside
Lighting Designer
Paul Gregory
Sound Designer
Isobel Waller-Bridge
Performance Musical Director
Jamie Byron
Company Stage Manager
Sophia Dalton
Assistant Stage Manager
Elisa Amesbury
Assistant Director
Kay Magson
Casting Advisor
Michelle Barlow
Casting Assistant
Julie Williams
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