Bah, Humbug! The Lyric Theatre, Belfast, November 20th
By Conor O’Neill
Black Friday ads are tormenting, the Chrimbo lights have been turned on and the weather is once again brass monkey material. All of which can mean only one thing: panto season! And here’s one for the adults.
Since Dickens first penned it over 170 years ago there’s been at least 20 movie versions, it’s probably graced every amateur and pro stage on the planet and is as synonymous with the Christmas build up as cash-strapped parents, over excited children and the gruelling thought of elbowing your way through the masses to buy probably unappreciated presents. I am of course writing about A Christmas Carol.
Conor Grimes and Alan McKee first delivered their twist on this classic way back in 2007. 11 years on and the Lyric is packed to the rafters for version two point zero, one, eight. Straight…
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