A Christmas Carol – The Story of Scrooge will be staged at Artscape Theatre in Cape Town from 19 to 22 January, 2022. Performances are at 7.30pm on 19, 20, 21 and 22 January. Matinees are at 4pm on 21 January, and 3pm on 22 January.

Tickets for this Cape Town City Ballet production are R195 to R295. Book at Artscape Dial-a-Seat 021 421 7695, or Computicket.

The creative team includes choreography by South African ballet doyenne Veronica Paeper, Set and Costume design by design luminary Peter Cazalet and Lighting Design by acclaimed designer Wilhelm Disbergen.

Cape Town City Ballet in Veronica Paeper's A Christmas Carol - The Story of Scrooge. Picture: Pat Bromilow-Downing
Cape Town City Ballet in Veronica Paeper’s A Christmas Carol – The Story of Scrooge. Picture: Pat Bromilow-Downing

A Dickens treat

A Christmas Carol – The Story of Scrooge is a special Dickens treat for all ages. Dancers of the Cape Town City Ballet hope to delight audiences in this timeless story about the triumph of joy and the human spirit over greed.

The role of Ebenezer Scrooge will once again be played by Marcel Meyer, who was most recently seen on stage in The Lady Aoi.

The production is one of more than 40 ballets, among them 16 full-length works, that have been choreographed by Paeper, who began choreographing in 1972.

On Christmas Eve, unpleasant 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.

What: A Christmas Carol The Story of Scrooge
When: 19 – 22 January 2022
Who: Cape Town City Ballet CTCB
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