Still time to bag tickets for festive favourite show

Tuesday, 14 November, 2023

jim gibbons hold a chirstmas poster“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” So said Charles Dickens in his beloved festive story, A Christmas Carol.

Now you can share the laughter, enjoy the drama and experience the feel-good factor of a top-notch performance of Dickens’ famous tale, complete with original music. If that’s not enticing enough, it’s all happening in the heart of East Dunbartonshire and there are still tickets remaining. And, did we mention the expansive, on-site free parking?

A Christmas Carol; A Radio Play on Stage is coming to Kilmardinny House courtesy of No Nonsense Productions, who were behind the sell-out performance of Para Handy at Kirkintilloch Town Hall in 2019. The show is an adaptation of the festive favourite and Bearsden’s striking Georgian venue, Kilmardinny House, will host a matinee and an evening performance on Saturday 16 December.

Adapted by Tony Palermo and directed by Kevin Jannetts, this classic tale is performed as a 1950s radio broadcast. Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim along with all of Dickens’ other memorable characters take to the airwaves courtesy of four plucky BBC radio actors. The production also features live sound effects and an original score.

Show:           A Christmas Carol; A Radio Play on Stage
Venue:          Kilmardinny House, Kilmardinny Avenue, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 3NN
Tickets:         £15 (£13 concession)
Dates:            Saturday 16 December 2023              
Time:             2.30pm & 7.30pm
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Councillor Jim Gibbons, Chair of East Dunbartonshire Culture and Leisure Trust, said, “We are delighted that theatre fans living in East Dunbartonshire can enjoy a high calibre Christmas show on their doorstep without having to travel into the city centre. Tickets represent a great value Christmas night out and I would encourage anyone who is interested to book their tickets for A Christmas Carol; A Radio Play on Stage, before tickets sell out.”

He added, “This performance is the first programmed by EDLC cultural services since the Covid-19 pandemic. We are committed to increasing quality performances and events across East Dunbartonshire and Kilmardinny House, with its beautiful Georgian architecture and stunning grounds is the perfect venue for a period play.”