Set in 1955, Jack Frost is the grumpy landlord who hates Christmas. His housekeeper Annabelle wants a day off for Christmas to spend with her family, much to the annoyance of Frost. He grants the day off, but tells her to stay late to work the extra hours she would miss on Christmas Day.
That night, Frost is visited by a ghostly apparition of his late wife Mary. She scares Frost into seeing three visions:
His past – taking him back to Victorian London where we get an insight into his miserable childhood and how he has become the man he is today.
His present – where we see the family life he is missing, whereby a row 10 years previous with his only relation, his nephew, caused great upset in the family. We also see his hard working housekeeper Annabelle and how she is suffering from missing her children’s big concert.
The future – showing how life has changed and how the people of London celebrate Christmas in 2018.
The apparitions make Frost realise what he’s been missing. The morning of Christmas Day, Frost runs out in the street, wishing people a Merry Christmas and giving money to the poor. He reconciles with his nephew and family. He gives Annabelle the rest of the week off to celebrate Christmas and Frost finds a new love for the festive season, singing and dancing!
Filled with songs suitable for all generations, from Victorian London to the hits of Christmas today, suitable for ages three to 93!
A Christmas Tale runs from Tuesday 4 to Friday 7 December at the Seckford Theatre in Woodbridge. Tickets – £15, concessions £13.50, Under 16 £10, Family (2+2) £45 – are available from The New Wolsey Theatre Box Office 01473 295900 or online at: www.cof4.co.uk