by Paul Nugent
AboutFACE’s much-loved festive “radio-play-within-a-play” for the whole family returns by popular demand this December!
In this fast-moving, heartfelt comedy based on true events, radio superstar Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre gang are presenting “A Christmas Carol” in New York live ON-AIR on Christmas Eve 1938 … having just lost their Scrooge! Can Orson and his overworked cast survive the last minute chaos to give this Christmas Carol a happy ending?
Featuring a 45-minute version of “A Christmas Carol” in the 1930’s radio style with live sound effects and carols, this is a Christmassy treat for the whole family, with a touch of old Hollywood glamour …
“Delightful … works extraordinarily well.” — Sunday Independent
“An absorbing success” – Business Post
“An absolute joy to watch” – The Arts Review
WRITTEN BY Paul Nugent
DIRECTED BY Kathleen Warner Yeates
Lizzy Morrissey as Agnes Moorehead
Michael Mullen as Joseph Cotten
Anna Nugent as Benny
Paul Nugent as Orson Welles
Eoin O’Sullivan as Ernest Chappell
David Ryan as George Coulouris
Tana Walsh as Arlene Francis
About The Company:
We believe that Great Stories = Memorable, Meaningful Nights Out.
We promise you a warm welcome, because for us audience comes first. We find and develop great plays – funny and moving, thrilling and thought-provoking, revealing and inspiring – from Ireland, the United States and beyond, and bring these to vivid life with electric acting from our passionate ensemble of professional actors.
Recent productions include the world premieres of The Gods of the Ozarks by Matthew Cole Kelly, Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol by Paul Nugent and the award-winning Transatlantic Tales.
Tickets €18 | €16 student/OAP/unemployed
DINNER + SHOW: €45/43 (ON SELECTED DATES)
Dinner sitting from 5:45pm on selected dates:
9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th Dec
With food served before the show in our stunning and beautifully ornate Banquet Hall, complete with long banqueting tables and stained glass windows, don’t miss this unique experience within the historic surrounds of Smock Alley Theatre.
Price includes main course (choice of meat, poultry or vegan) with a drink (choice of wine, beer or soft drink) plus dessert and a ticket to the show!