FOLLOWING its success in 2016, Lovehistory return this Christmas with their festive production The Ghosts of Christmas Past, coming to Liverpool’s St George’s Hall from Monday 4 – Wednesday 13 December.
The creative minds behind 2015’s Dickensian Christmastime and the ever-popular Murder at St George’s Hall and Catacombs of Liverpool’s Darkest History series present their latest immersive promenade production.
The Ghosts of Christmas Past will once again delve into the depths of a Dickensian world, bringing to life some of the most beloved characters from much loved novelist Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – with a specific focus on the darker elements of one of the authors’ best loved classics.
It is Christmas Eve, and as the old skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge is about to retire to his bed contemplating his fortune, he is disturbed by the haunting presence of the ghosts of his past.
Go back to Victorian times as the performance journeys through Ebenezer’s chilling encounter, as he is urged to heed the spirits messages and change his ways.
The passages and cells below St George’s Hall provide the backdrop from which Lovehistory recreate the dark underworld that Dickens so often explored in his works – the perfect setting for these ghostly tales, presented by professional actors.
LoveHistory have been setting a trend for live promenade theatre experiences for over five years and this Christmas special will provide a truly authentic Dickensian experience.
Visitors will encounter the old miser himself Ebenezer Scrooge, the humble and poor Cratchit family, and of course the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, as well as some other key characters from other Dickens’ novels.
This immersive, theatrical experience will provide festive fun with a difference, with a few surprises in store too.
Judy McLean, Creative Director of Lovehistory said: “These tours were hugely popular last year, and we are so lucky to be able to present the production in this iconic building which has such a strong connection with Charles Dickens himself – who often held readings here.
“It is very fitting that we can once again bring one of his most loved tales and some of his most infamous characters to life, transporting audiences to a bygone era.”
St George’s Hall Manager, Alan Smith added: “We are delighted to once again welcome back Lovehistory to St Georges Hall – their promenade productions always prove incredibly popular with our audiences.
“A Christmas Carol is such a timeless classic tale – known by children and adults alike and it represents the essence of Christmas; The Ghosts of Christmas Past will offer a wonderful Dickensian adventure for the whole family this Christmas.”
Age Restriction: 10+
The Ghosts of Christmas Past
Monday 4 – Wednesday 13 December 2017
Times: 6:00pm / 7:00pm / 8:00pm
St George’s Hall, Heritage Centre Entrance, St John’s Lane, Liverpool.
Tickets: £16.50 (inc. booking fee) plus £2.25 fulfilment fee per booking
Purchase in person at TicketQuarter, Echo Arena Liverpool, Kings Dock, online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk or on 0844 800 0410.