Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol

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’re AboutFACE
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
Running Time 75 Mins

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!

What you can expect for dinner..

Game Pie with Cranberries and Stout
Chicken with Madeira & Girolle Sauce, Fig Stuffing
Gnocchi with Roast Squash and Walnuts (Vegan)

Chocolate Fudge Cake
Tarte Tatin with Creme Anglaise
Chocolate & Coconut Mousse (Vegan)

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6 – 17 Dec
– 7:30pm –
– Sat + Sun matinees 3:00pm
Main Space