Chester Cathedral to Present Festive Classic

To welcome in the winter season, Chester Cathedral will be presenting a production of A Christmas Carol this month. The Charles Dickens classic will be performed within the Cathedral as part of the Chester Literature Festival 2023, making good use of the grade listed building’s impressive acoustics.

The production comes from the passionate Chapterhouse theatre Company, which has worked hard to create an edition of the Christmas story for Chester that will melt the heart of even the biggest scrooge in the city.

The time-honoured tale of the miser Ebenezer Scrooge and Christmas’s true meaning will be told by talented actors on stage in a traditional take on the Dicken’s ghost story. The production features an original musical score, elegant period costumes, gifted singing, and expertly choreographed dancing.

Offering family friendly entertainment, the performance aims to appeal to all ages and prepare residents and visitors to Chester for the festive season ahead.

Dickens penned A Christmas Carol in an era when Britons were exploring and re-assessing past Christmas traditions like carols, along with newer customs like Christmas cards and trees, but was also influenced by his childhood experiences of the season.

A Christmas Carol will be performed live at Chester Cathedral on Tuesday, November 28. Located on St Werburgh Street in Chester, the production at the cathedral will start at 7.30 pm and end at 9.30 pm.

A range of ticket options are available, including adults at £19.50, Children at £12; there are two family tickets available, one at £48 for one adult and three children, and another at £54 for two adults and two children.

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