8 December 2013

A Christmas Carol at Lakeside Review

My son and I were lucky enough to be invited to see the wonderful new Christmas play at Lakeside Arts Centre in Nottingham.

A Christmas Carol is a brand new adaptation of the Charles Dickens' classic, written especially for the Lakeside. It is a wonderful play and the story itself incorporates the original in a modern day style but with a classic twist.

The actors were brilliant and brought the story to life, even with multiple characters each it kept on flowing wonderfully, it was a story for both younger children and adults with special affects to wow the children and a story line everyone knows.

Special effects made for a wonderful experience, although I won't spoilt it by telling you what, there was so much to see and the entire stage was filled even with just the three actors.

Although we often have coffee at the Lakeside, I have never been in to the theatre itself before. It's not a big theatre but that makes it more intimate and you are so close the action, I loved it.

Being the Lakeside there is so much to do before and after the play, with the wonderful creations in the Gallery and then the park and lake outside so it is a really lovely day out.

Here are just a few of the fabulous creations in the Gallery, all from A Christmas Carol.

The Ghost of Christmas Past

The Ghost of Christmas Present

Getting down to some serious drawing.

Ebeneza's table

The Cratchit's Christmas Table

The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
If you can get down to the Lakeside in Nottingham this Christmas then I can highly recommend this fabulous show and with tickets at only £8.50 this can enjoyable for all the family.

NB: I was given two tickets for the purpose of this review, all thoughts are my own.


  1. We have just returned home from seeing this magical show and echo everything you say. I loved the set and the effects were just awesome. xx

    1. So glad you to go and see it and enjoyed it as much as we did, it really was great and such good value too :)


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