This month, Polka Theatre are offering their supporters a free festive treat. A quirky retelling of A Christmas Carol, featuring a cardboard cabinet of curiosities, is available to everyone who subscribes to Polka’s newsletter.
Gather round for this visually imaginative and funny retelling of a Christmas classic, set to an original folk-style score. Stories have been quiet on stages for a while but now you can meet the Storyteller and his Cardboard Cabinet of Curiosities as he tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the true meaning of Christmas.
The uncharitable, grumpy, angry and overall spiritless Ebenezer Scrooge is hiding in his London office on a lonely Christmas night. Will Scrooge still hate Christmas once the three festive ghosts have shown him his past, present and future?
VocalEyes will bring the production to life for blind and visually impaired people through an accompanying audio description. This will include an audio introduction establishing the visual world of the production, including setting and characters, in addition to the ‘through description’ of the film itself, mixed with the original soundtrack.
The 15 minute short-film has been created by Ian Nicholson and Sam Wilde, the team behind the viral lockdown hit I Want My Hat Back. This family-friendly treat will be available from 19th December to all those who sign up before Christmas.
As a companion to A Christmas Carol, the theatre has also created Polka’s Creativity Compendium. This collection of games, activities and treats, including an exclusive print by acclaimed children’s author and Polka Patron Michael Rosen, is all gift wrapped and delivered straight to your door. Every compendium ordered will help pay for a theatre trip for a child who would otherwise not be able to attend due to personal barriers.
Polka temporarily closed for a major redevelopment in February 2019 and is set to reopen in spring 2021.
When: 19th – 27th December 2020
£: Free, just sign up to Polka Theatre’s newsletter for access
More info: polkatheatre.com/event/a-christmas-carol