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Jason Merrells stars in A Christmas Carol at Queen’s Theatre
Jason Merrells stars in A Christmas Carol at Queen’s Theatre

Jason Merrells stars in A Christmas Carol at Queen’s Theatre

North Devon Theatres

There’s a chill in the air at the Queen’s Theatre!

After months of closure, the Queen’s Theatre are delighted that they will be opening the doors on Thursday 17th December to present five performances of A Christmas Carol.

In this beloved version of A Christmas Carol, recited to adoring fans by Charles Dickens himself, follow mean-spirited Scrooge along his frightening journey of ghostly encounters, as he discovers that the warmth of Christmas can melt even the iciest of hearts.

Settle in for an intimate one-person show, as Jason Merrells (Agatha Raison, Emmerdale, Waterloo Road, Casualty) portrays a unique vision of Scrooge, seen through the eyes of an NHS doctor battling the uncertainty and isolation of 2020 that we have all come to know.

Christmas would not be the same without the spirit of togetherness, friendship and community; ever-relevant themes for our world today as we prepare for a Christmas like never before.

Stuart Shanks, Director of Venues for Selladoor Worldwide, operators of both Barnstaple’s Queen’s Theatre and Ilfracombe’s The Landmark, said;

‘We are really excited to add this show to North Devon theatres Christmas season. Presented within a safe, socially distanced environment, local audiences can once again experience the excitement and joy that live theatre brings. A Christmas Carol has been purposefully produced to represent themes from the current day, whilst bringing Charles Dickens classic story of Scrooge and his journey to life.’

The Queen’s Theatre will be opening with social distancing and deep cleaning procedures in place throughout the venue. Ticket bookings should be made within households or support bubbles and all customers will be requested to wear masks upon arrival and throughout the performances. Table service will operate in the bar areas and the venue will also be using its DIVA app for ordering of drinks which will then be delivered direct to seats during the interval. The safety of staff and customers will be prioritised at all performances. The venue has also confirmed that if this performance is impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, all tickets will be safe.

So grab your facemask, and treat yourself to this festive favourite of past, present and future!

A Christmas Carol will be performed at Barnstaple’s Queen’s Theatre from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th December 2020. Tickets start at just £14.00. This performance is recommended for ages 8+.