Held Over to Saturday, December 23
by Charles Dickens, adapted by Michael Shamata
“One of the best productions I’ve seen on the Belfry stage in 20 years…gorgeous…everyone will love this show…” CBC Radio
“4.5 stars…smart…a visual delight…if you’re going to pick just one yuletide entertainment…this one’s a solid bet.” Times Colonist
“This is the best holiday show I know, for people of any age, creed, or colour. Its message of love is universal and one that we need now more than ever.” Toronto Star
A ghost story for Christmas, the Belfry’s acclaimed production returns, along with some of the best-loved Dickensian characters of all time. A story of love, generosity and second chances, it takes us through the darkness and into the light of true joy and celebration!
Why I Chose this Play
It is simply the most powerful story that I know – for any time of the year, and it is a beautiful way to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday season. It makes people happy and reminds us that it’s not too late to become a better person; to think about others and to be grateful for the love in our lives. I have had a profound relationship with this piece for over a quarter of a century, and could happily spend as much time again in its embrace. —Michael Shamata
A Christmas Carol is generously supported by
Mustard Seed Food Bank Donations
Throughout the run of A Christmas Carol, the Belfry will be collecting food stuffs for the Mustard Seed Food Bank. Audience members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food (Canned fruit and vegetables, canned fish and meat, dry pasta, rice and oatmeal, cereal, pasta and cooking sauces), baby needs (formula, food and diapers) or personal items (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, socks and underwear).