|Veronica Paeper’s A Christmas Carol – The Story of Scrooge|
Presented by: Cape Town City Ballet
Dancers: Cape Town City Ballet and guest artist, Marcel Meyer as Scrooge
When: December 8-29, 2023
Where: Artscape Drama Theatre
Tickets: R200-R400. Book at Artscape Dial-a-seat 021 421 7695 or Webtickets
Direct booking link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1536417152
Costume design: Dicky Longhurst
Set design: Peter Cazalet assisted by Michael Mitchell
Lighting design: Fahiem Bardiem
Duration: Two hours including 30 minute interval
Exciting news is Cape Town Ballet’s staging of Veronica Paeper’s A Christmas Carol, over the festive season, from December 8-29, 2023. Paeper’s vibrant ballet, based on Charles Dickens’ story, about the unkind and mean, Scrooge has received acclaim, during previous seasons. The ballet premiered in 1982 and was revived in 2019 and 2021, with actor Marcel Meyer, playing Scrooge. The 2021 season was during Covid and lockdown, with limited numbers in the audience, so it is wonderful that we will be able to see this beautiful ballet again. Marcel Meyer has been making his mark in Cape Town City Ballet productions. He makes magic as he brings his theatrical skills to the character of Scrooge. The ballet is family friendly. Paeper has made Scrooge very relatable as he undergoes a transformation and becomes a decent and kind human being. Beautiful and sumptuous design (set, costumes, lighting) . This an opportunity for us to see this heartwarming ballet – very much en pointe for the festive season. There is recorded music for this season. Read on for more. Information as supplied:
CAPE TOWN CITY BALLET FESTIVE SEASON- Veronica Paeper’s A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol, Veronica Paeper’s creation of the Charles Dickens tale about the mean spirited Scrooge will be presented by Cape Town City Ballet at the Artscape Theatre from December 8-29, 2023, featuring Marcel Meyer as Scrooge.
On Christmas Eve the elderly miser and unpleasant old man Ebenezer Scrooge is paid a visit by the Ghost of his dead business partner Joseph Marley, who tells him that three Spirits will call on Scrooge: The Spirit of Christmas Past, The Spirit of Christmas Present and the Spirit of Christmas Future. Marley tells Scrooge that unless he listens well and changes his miserly ways he will be forever condemned to be in chains of damnation.
After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.
Cape Town City Ballet invites you to an experience that uniquely celebrates the message of generosity of spirit being the cornerstones of humanity. In this timeless classic story of the triumph of joy, and the victory of the human spirit over greed, we celebrate joyfulness of children and the magic of the festive season.
Come and discover the magic in this Festive Season production with exquisite costumes designed by Dicky Longhurst and sets by Peter Cazalet assisted by Michael Mitchell and lighting design by Fahiem Bardiem that will transport you to another world.
Ticket prices between R200 and R400.
Book via Artscape Dial-a-seat: 021 421 7695/Webtickets
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