It is Christmas Eve 1946. The actors of New York's WBFR Playhouse of the Air gather for a live broadcast of the perennial festive classic, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol...

A Christmas Carol – A Live Radio Play

Lighthouse Theatre presents

WBFR Playhouse of the Air’s production of

A Christmas Carol – A Live Radio Play

Adapted for the stage by Joe Landry with music by Kevin Connors

Lighthouse Theatre returns this winter with a live radio play version of the perennial Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol  – a play to delight the young and old alike full of festive feeling, ghostly encounters, hardship and redemption.

New York, 1946. The Second World War has only just finished. The actors of WBFR Playhouse of the Air are meeting in the studio for their annual Christmas Eve broadcast. What better scripts to greet them this year, than the century old Dickens’ Classic that shaped Christmas itself?

A handful of US actors bring dozens of Victorian characters from Old London Town to life, as the familiar story unfolds…Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas….

Following the successes of It’s A Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street Lighthouse Theatre returns, by popular demand, with another Christmas Classic. Set in a 1940s New York Live broadcasting studio, A Christmas Carol will tour all over Wales, bringing a unique theatrical and broadcasting experience to a theatre near you.

Directed by Joe Harmston | Designed by Sean Cavanagh | Foley artist, additional original music and musical director – Kieran Bailey.
A Pontardawe Arts Centre and Arts Council Wales co-production, supported by Tŷ Cerdd.

Images from our production of Miracle on 34th Street – A Live Radio Play (taken by Kirsten McTernan and Ian Parsons)

Casting to be announced very soon….

Touring Schedule

Thursday November 30th 2023, Hafren, Newtown. 7.45pm

Friday December 1st 2023, Pontio, Bangor, 7.30pm

Saturday December 2nd 2023, Ucheldre, Holyhead, 7.30pm

Monday December 4th 2023, Miners Theatre, Ammanford, 7.30pm

Tuesday December 5th 2023, Riverfront Arts Centre, Newport, 7.30pm

Wednesday December 6th 2023, Ffwrnes, Llanelli, 7.30pm

Friday December 8th 2023, Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth, 7.30pm

Saturday December 9th 2023, Taliesin, Swansea, 7.30pm