Where: A live tour of three Ontario Pubs. Old Stone Brewery (Peterborough), Town Brewery (Whitby) and Social Capital Theatre (Toronto).
When: December 10 – 15, 2019
Cost: Tickets are $25 – $55 and can be purchased at driftwoodtheatre.com. ***This is an all-ages event***
Details: What the Dickens?! William Shakespeare’s A Christmas Carol by Ian Doescher, a holiday edition of Driftwood Theatre’s Play in a Pub series, will be performed in three breweries and pubs in Peterborough, Whitby and Toronto. With appearances by characters from Shakespeare’s most popular plays, this version of A Christmas Carol is an inventive, hilarious, and touching holiday story for the whole family, inspired by the work of Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare.
When miserly theatre owner Ebenezer Scrooge puts the ‘humbug’ in Christmas, he’s transported on a redemptive journey to save his very soul. Haunted by the spirits of Christmas past (Puck), present (Falstaff) and future (Hamlet’s dad), Scrooge learns to appreciate the true spirit of the holiday season as only Shakespeare can imagine.
Carrying on Driftwood’s fine tradition of informal readings of plays over a pint, this production is a jolly, interactive holiday mash-up as audience members join Driftwood Theatre’s professional performers in reading, singing, and celebrating a holiday masterpiece.
At Play in a Pub audience participation is the name of the game. Audience members take the stage in a variety of walk-on roles (including Tiny Tim, Juliet’s husband Paris, the troubadour Balthasar, and the Ghost of Christmas Future) through the Memorable Character Live Auction. And you can bet there’ll be some participatory Christmas caroling along the way.
Celebrating the holiday spirit, Driftwood is also encouraging audience members to attend in their holiday finery, with nightly winners crowned during the Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest. Prize packages include local swag, gift certificates and your very own copy of William Shakespeare’s A Christmas Carol.
Tour Dates and Locations:
December 10, 7pm – The Olde Stone Brewing Co., 380 George Street North, Peterborough
December 11, 7pm – Town Brewery, 1632 Charles Street, Whitby
Sunday, December 15, 2pm, The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
More Info: driftwoodtheatre.com or call 844.601.8057