NEWS: Polka Theatre Announces Digital Reimagining of A Christmas Carol

The Polka Theatre has unveiled details of its free Christmas digital film re-telling the story of A Christmas Carol.

This new fifteen minute film has been created by Ian Nicholson and Sam Wilde, the team behind I Want My Hat Back and is being released as a thank you to all the Polka Theatre’s supporters. It will be available exclusively from 19th December for those who sign up to the Polka newsletter from now until Christmas.

Gather round for this visually imaginative and funny re-telling 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 EbenezerScrooge 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?

Meanwhile, VocalEyes will help to bring the story 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.

Talking about inspiration for the designs for the show, Designer Sam Wilde said: “The show is almost entirely recycled and recyclable, mostly
made from cardboard but also materials from the huge waste generated over the Christmas period – wrapping paper, fairy lights, ribbons, bows, bubble wrap and baubles! Hopefully it will provide people with inspiration for reusing all that Christmas rubbish! We’ll travel through cardboard city streets, meet the origami ghost of Christmas Past, the wrapping paper ghost of Christmas Present and ghost of Christmas Future (with a touch of tinsel!).”

A Christmas Carol will be made available from the 19th December. To sig up for the Polka Theatre mailing list visit:

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