lies, lies and propaganda in association with bakehouse theatre co. presents
a christmas carol
from the novel by charles dickens
Adapted by melissa Lee Speyer and the Company
Have you been naughty or nice?
You know the story: the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future drag Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey, in a last ditch effort to save his soul.
If he can be redeemed, is there still a chance for the rest of us?
Lies, Lies and Propaganda brings its adventurous and daring brand of theatre to Charles Dickens’s classic ghost story, presenting a fresh and frightening new adaptation for 2017.
"Flipping from Victorian England to modern day Australia to a nuked future and back again, it is clear that the aim of this production is to present a moral more global than individual." - On The Town
"Bobbie-Jean Henning is stunning as Scrooge...If you see only one more show before the year is out, make it this one." - The Buzz From Sydney
"A wonderful fun night suited to the festive season, not to be missed." - Stage Whispers
"The play doesn't hold any punches...There are poignant moments, laugh-out-loud moments — and of course, heartwarming moments as well." - The Plus Ones
"Off, off-Broadway styles of productions provide a pleasing balance to mainstream Sydney theatre, and demonstrate that pantomimes aren’t the only theatrical medium in which gender doesn’t play a part in the casting process. If you crave adventurous, alternative theatre, have a look at A Christmas Carol at the Kings Cross Theatre." - Sydney Chic
"Melissa Lee Speyer's adaptation of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a brilliant blend of 19th Century and 21st Century worlds. With Victorian language and contemporary concerns and a modern twist on the old-world aesthetic, Director Michael Dean delivers another stand out performance for Lies, Lies and Propaganda and bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company." - Broadway World
"Modern yet classic, contemporaneous yet true to its literary historical roots...Both for those who revel in the season and those, like me, who try and avoid it. It’s seriously comic is places and serious in others. Thematically it enriches the watcher and touches the heart." - Sydney Arts Guide
"If you can find the time and a few spare bucks between now and December 24, do. A ticket to this darkly entertaining A Christmas Carol is one of the few real bargains out there." - Jason Blake, Audrey Journal
Note: Contains mild coarse language, supernatural themes and the line "Santa's not real." Recommended for ages 12+.
Previews 12 & 13 December
Performances 14-24 December
Tuesdays-Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 5pm
Kings Cross Theatre 244-248 William St, Kings Cross, Sydney
Tickets $35 full, $30 concession, $20 previews
Special Event: Christmas in the cross
Join us for Christmas Eve Dinner! Book for the 5.00pm matinee on 24 December and take up the option of festive food and celebratory drinks for the additional low price of $30 per person. Hosted by Lies, Lies and Propaganda and KXT, with the support of the Kings Cross Hotel.
the LL&P christmas giving initiative
Christmas is about giving. Small actions can have big consequences.
Every night of the show, a member of the cast or crew has chosen a charity or cause that is important to them. They will be speaking on their night about why this organisation is close to their heart, and will be seeking to raise funds and awareness about the organisation.
For more information about the great work these organisations do, to donate online, or to find out non-monetary ways that you can support, click on any of the websites below:
Wear It Purple
Black Dog Institute
Women and Girls Emergency Centre
Cystic Fibrosis Federation
Alaskan Malamute Rehoming Aid Australia
Medicins Sans Frontières
International Justice Mission
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Click on an image for more information about each cast member.
Director Michael Dean
Writer Melissa Lee Speyer
Live Music and Original Songs Miles Elkington
Assistant Director Jasper Garner Gore
Lighting Designer Christopher Page
Production Assistants Kathryn Thomas and Christine Ampaire