Mr Scrooge reads A Christmas Carol (courtesy Pamela Raith Photography)

A Christmas Carol comes to Leamore!

Mr Scrooge reads A Christmas Carol (courtesy Pamela Raith Photography)
Mr Scrooge reads A Christmas Carol (courtesy Pamela Raith Photography)

A much-loved Victorian Christmas classic will be reminding people of a bygone era when it comes to Leamore this week – and it looks like being a real Christmas cracker!

The dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol will be staged at Forest Arts Centre in Hawbush Road on Wednesday 5 December as part of a “rural tour” by the popular New Perspectives Theatre Company.

Charles Dickens took to the stage in 1853 to read from his famous work and it became one of the most talked about theatrical experiences of the Victorian era.

His series of readings included extracts from many of his most famous works, and New Perspectives is marking the bicentenary of the literary great’s birth by recreating the magic of that first reading.

Julie Simmonds, Walsall Council operations officer, said:

“This is an opportunity to experience one of the most famous Christmas stories ever written.

“With a mixture of heart-warming and spine-tingling moments, it promises to be a very special evening.”

The 7.30pm show is recommended for adults and older children and tickets cost £5.

They are available from Forest Arts Centre or at the venue 30 minutes before the show, subject to availability.

Forest Arts Centre Box Office is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am-4.30pm and can be contacted on 0845 111 2898.

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