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PRESS: Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, coming soon to Theatre On The Bay

Pieter Toerien Productions


Pieter Toerien's Theatre On The Bay brings you VR Theatrical’s A Christmas Carol, from 30 November until 10 December, 2022 - offering families an opportunity to experience the magical world of Charles Dickens this festive season. Starring Ashley Dowds, with Amber-Dawn Burnhams.

Introducing several ghosts and characters from his past, present and future, this magical play takes the audience on an emotional journey from the old Scrooge's tight-fisted, miserly ways, to the new Scrooge - spreading goodwill and cheer through his generous spirit. Perfect for the entire family, this outing is bound to become a family tradition! This classic holiday favourite comes to life as you have never seen before, featuring captivating animation and spell-binding music!

Making excellent use of puppetry and audiovisual effects, this inspired, charming piece of theatre will warm your heart and renew your love for the magic of theatre, and the true meaning of Christmas generosity and kindness! "This production is a sumptuous banquet for the eyes, ears and imagination... a sensory delight for any tired soul." - Jaco Van Rensburg, VR Theatrical. Well-known Cape Town-based actor, Ashley Dowds is set to play Ebenezer Scrooge (previously portrayed by Jason Ralph, Charles Bouguenon, and Tiaan Rautenbach), the tight-fisted, miserly grump who, after three visitations, is transformed, spreading goodwill and cheer through his generous spirit.

Ashley Dowds is supported by Amber-Dawn Burnhams, who plays a multitude of roles.

Devised, Adapted and Directed by Elizma Badenhorst.

Music by Wessel Odendaal.

Animation by Naret Loots.

Lighting Design by Francois van der Hoven.

Setting and Props by Nadine Minnaar.

Produced for the stage by VR Theatrical.

Production images supplied by VR Theatrical.

"The perfect show to celebrate humanity, family, and above all, generosity of spirit!” - Broadway World, South Africa.

"A Christmas Carol radiates both innocence and quiet charm, qualities rarely found in many modern productions that rely on larger casts, slick set design and a more complex stagecraft. An intelligent and entertaining family-friendly production, it’s simply perfect for the festive season" - What's On In Johannesburg.

"The excellence of the visual storytelling is one thing, but perhaps the greater mark of this production’s success is that you leave the theatre inspired." - Bruce Dennill, Participate.

"The show is so intimate, and lovely!" - The Citizen. Performance times: Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7:30pm & Saturday matinees at 4pm.

Tickets available online through Computicket.


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