Four person Dickens’ comes to Saffron Walden Town Hall with A Christmas Carol

PUBLISHED: 15:40 17 November 2010

The Pantaloons will be performing A Christmas Carol at the town hall

The Pantaloons will be performing A Christmas Carol at the town hall


CRITICALLY acclaimed outdoor theatre company The Pantaloons come back to home turf at Saffron Walden Town Hall with a hilarious, fast paced adaptation of Dickens’s festive favourite A Christmas Carol.

With a cast of just four, this production is sure to put a smile on even the glummest face (even Scrooge’s), using audience interaction, puppetry, slapstick, original music and traditional carols.

Saffron-Walden based company The Pantaloons formed in 2004 and their reach, popularity and reputation has grown each year.

The company has tackled classics such as Romeo and Juliet, Cymbeline, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night.

2010 saw Bridge End Gardens host their most successful show yet - an original and interactive take on Much Ado About Nothing.

This is the first time The Pantaloons will be taking off their Bard beards and doffing their Dickensian caps, and also the first year of winter touring. Full of contemporary twists to make this much loved tale even more memorable, it’s already hotly anticipated.

Caitlin Storey, who has toured with the company since the beginning, said: “Our style is accessible for everyone: from little children who enjoy the bright colours to teenagers who enjoyed seeing new life breathed into an old classic.

“Everyone loves the interaction, the fun nature and the lively music and it’s just something different!

“In our productions the audience’s imagination is just as important as ours – we invite them into the world of the play and a scene’s direction can completely change based on an audience member’s suggestion.

“The past seven years we have only performed Shakespeare, so we’re excited about the new challenge. We are thrilled to be performing at home in the town hall during the Christmas season.”

Please remember to wrap up warm and bring your festive cheer.

A Christmas Carol

December 21, 7pm

Saffron Walden Town Hall

Tickets: £6 adults, £4 children

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