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The Shaw Festival’s sold-out production of A Christmas Carol previews November 15

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 14, 2017) — The Shaw Festival’s inaugural production of A Christmas Carol starts its sold-out run Wednesday, November 15 at the Royal George Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Directed and adapted by Artistic Director Tim Carroll, this new version of the Dickens holiday classic is brought to life through puppetry, music, dance and a dash of theatre magic.

“We’re thrilled that so many of you have has chosen to celebrate the holidays with us. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been cooking up!” says Tim Carroll, Artistic Director.

A Christmas Carol stars Michael Therriault alongside Patty Jamieson, Andrew Lawrie, Emily Lukasik, Marla Mclean, Jeff Meadows, Sarena Parmar, PJ Prudat, Graeme Somerville and Jonathan Tan.

A Christmas Carol is on stage from November 15 to December 23 (opening November 25). In keeping with spirit of the season, food and money donations will be collected for Project Share at all performances. For people who have missed out on 2017, tickets for the 2018 production of A Christmas Carol go on sale December 9.

The Shaw would like to thank the generous support of A Christmas Carol by production sponsor Shaw Guild, official hotel partner Vintage Hotels, along with additional support provided by Hodgson Russ LLP, Simpson’s Pharmacy Virgil and Simpson’s Apothecary Niagara-on- the-Lake.

Cast: (in alphabetical order)

Patty Jamieson
Andrew Lawrie
Emily Lukasik
Marla Mclean
Jeff Meadows
Sarena Parmar
PJ Prudat
Graeme Somerville
Jonathan Tan
Michael Therriault
Mrs. Dilber
Bob Cratchit
Mrs. Cratchit
Christmas Present
Christmas Past
Mr. Hubble

Creative & Production:

Tim Carroll
Molly Atkinson
Christine Lohre
Kevin Lamotte
Paul Sportelli
Alexis Milligan
Alison Peddie
Annie McWhinnie
Assistant Director
Lighting Designer
Music Director
Movement and Puppetry
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager


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