How do you put a twist on a classic? Director Christine Scott said she would bring something different to the stage when Townsville Little Theatre takes on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol this December.
The performance, based on Guy Williams’ stage adaptation, will be Townsville Little Theatre’s final show of the year, and will feature the largest cast of any TLT show this season.
“It’s definitely a challenge taking on a production everyone knows. People expect certain things, but this version isn’t long which is good when you’re wanting younger children to come and watch, and also make it your own,” Christine said.
“I like children to be able to use their imaginations so there’s not a lot of furniture either. We’re trying to encourage everyone to get back to basics and use their imagination. Everything is alive, including the carols.
“Because it’s shorter, I can add bits and pieces if I need. We’ll have actors frozen in ‘live Christmas cards’ to set the atmosphere as the audience arrives, and will have carollers singing as they change the scenes. It’s going to be a lot of fun.
“If people haven’t been to a TLT show before, they’ll hopefully walk away with their imaginations alive – when they next read a book, they’ll hopefully visualise it more! We have a few new actors in this cast too which is really exciting, and so it’s great to see more getting involved in local theatre.”
Have a not-so-silent night when Townsville Little Theatre brings A Christmas Carol to the Pimlico Performing Arts Centre from 6-9 December. Click here for tickets.