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PRESS: Cape Town City Ballet magical offering this festive season

Georgina Thomson


A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Veronica Paeper’s creation of the Charles Dickens tale about the mean spirited Scrooge will be presented by Cape Town City Ballet at the Artscape Theatre from December 8-29, 2023, featuring Marcel Meyer as Scrooge.

On Christmas Eve the elderly miser and unpleasant old man Ebenezer Scrooge is paid a visit by the Ghost of his dead business partner Joseph Marley, who tells him that three Spirits will call on Scrooge: The Spirit of Christmas Past, The Spirit of Christmas Present and the Spirit of Christmas Future. Marley tells Scrooge that unless he listens well and changes his miserly ways he will be forever condemned to be in chains of damnation. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

Cape Town City Ballet invites you to an experience that uniquely celebrates the message of generosity of spirit being the cornerstones of humanity. In this timeless classic story of the triumph of joy, and the victory of the human spirit over greed, we celebrate joyfulness of children and the magic of the festive season.

Dont miss:

  • Children’s stage parade December 23: after the 14:00 performance they will be invited onstage and given goodie bags to celebrate the festive season.

  • Year-end festive performance: Join us on December 29 and get the bonus of an additional twenty minute show with choreography by Sean Bovim after the performance. Excerpts from some of his works such as Swing Time and Queen @ the Ballet can be enjoyed. Enjoy two shows for the price of one: savour champagne during interval and start greeting the New Year in style.

Come and discover the magic in this Festive Season production with exquisite costumes designed by the late Dicky Longhurst and sets by Peter Cazalet assisted by Michael Mitchell and lighting design by Faheem Bardien that will transport you to another world.

Tickets: Webtickets and Artscape Dial a Seat 021 421 7695

Prices: R200.00 - R400.00.


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