Little learners from Foxdell Junior and Icknield Primary Schools had the time of their lives watching a special performance of A Christmas Carol at Luton’s Library Theatre on Friday.
They were enchanted by Full House Theatre‘s intriguing take on the classic Dickens’ tale.
Its spell-binding new musical involves three curious characters accidentally locked in a library overnight. As they await rescue, lonely librarian Josie (Rebecca Bailey), cross-patch cleaning lady Pat (Charlottle Chinn) and dozy caretaker Martyn (Ben Hammond) retell the familiar story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from skinflint to generous gentleman.
There are parallels in their own lives and the production is full of humour, pathos and popular festive songs as well as some really scary moments involving some incredibly life-like puppets.
It’s top class entertainment that manahes to be educational at the same time.
The talented cast – on stage throughout the show – boast spot-on comic timing as well as amazingly powerful voices. They’re also adept at scene shifting while never missing a beat.
The children roared their approval from start to finish and were particularly entranced by the ending . . . an experience in itself.
This is the sort of production that imbues a love of theatre in young minds and encourages creative thinking. It’s also fabulous festive fare for the whole family. It’s on from Saturday (December 20) until Christmas Eve. More details at www.lutonculture.com or call the Box Office on 01582 878100.