Christmas classic ballet for TF Royal Theatre

The TF Royal Theatre will stage a ballet interpretation of classic tale of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol early next month. The traditional tale has been reworked by Ballet Ireland in a heart-warming tale of hope and love at Christmas.

The wicked and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is known for his hatred of Christmas, his mistreatment of his employees and cold heart. That is, until one Christmas Eve, when he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. He remembers his own childhood, his sweet fiancée and remembers the joy he once held at Christmas with the gentle guidance of the ethereal Ghost of Christmas Past.

When Christmas Present brings Scrooge on a tour of the Christmas going on behind the closed doors of his employee Bob Cratchett and his nephew Fred, he is struck by little Tiny Tim, whose small frame enjoys the small blessings of Christmas. Then the fierce Christmas Present brings Scrooge on a terrifying journey to what the future holds for the miserly man if he doesn’t change his wicked ways.

When Scrooge wakes, he is given a chance to change his ways and make a difference to those less fortunate. His eyes are opened to the beauty of life, he has learnt that the kindness of human nature, and that, with a little help we can all make the world a better place.

This classic tale will be brought to life through the beautiful art form of ballet at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar on Monday 4 December. Tickets are available at the Box Office 0818 300000, online www.royaltheatre.ie and all usual outlets.

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