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Goblin Theatre's A Christmas Carol comes to the Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College

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Goblin Theatre’s A Christmas Carol will come the Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College in December.

Known as Britain’s Sistine Chapel, Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich will be home to the festive production between 3 and 23 December 2021.

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Goblin Theatre will present a vibrant new adaptation of Charles Dickens’s spooky classic tale A Christmas Carol featuring original songs and music performed live by a talented cast of actor musicians.

Inspired by the Old Royal Naval College’s Dickensian links – the author was a fan of Greenwich and often featured the area in his books – Goblin Theatre’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol evokes the historical figures and ‘ghosts’ of the Painted Hall to bring this iconic ghost story to life.

This fast paced, funny and spooky show is the perfect festive treat for all the family this Christmas.

The cast is comprised of Victoria Boyce (Father Christmas at the Hall, Royal Albert Hall), Matt Burns (Once, UK tour), Niccolò Curradi (La Strada, UK tour/The Other Palace), Rob Gathercole (The Ballad of Rudy, Goblin Theatre) and Mia Jerome (The Lost Lending Library, Punchdrunk).

This thrilling site-specific production is directed by Andrew Barry (Royal Exchange Theatre Elders Company), with music by Goblin Theatre’s resident composers Mary Erskine and Will Dollard, and book by Goblin Theatre’s Artistic Director Matt Borgatti. The Painted Hall Café is offering special Christmas treats before and after the show.

Tickets and more information are available from ornc.org

Artistic Director Matt Borgatti said: “The production is very much set in the Painted Hall, and although we travel through time and space, it’s the place we return to throughout the show. This is one of our biggest shows yet, and we’re so delighted to be able to introduce our work to new audiences in Greenwich and beyond.”

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