With over 7,000 seats already sold and counting, The 2014 pantomime at The Market Place Theatre, Armagh has been officially launched and the cast and artistic team were in town to tell all mums and dads to get their skates on for the spectacular ‘Scrooge’s Christmas’ which runs from Monday 1st to Sunday 21st December.

This is the enchanting story of the meanest miser of them all, based on the Charles Dickens’ seasonal classic, ‘A Christmas Carol’. Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year? Not for the miserable, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge! However, Scrooge is soon to be shown the error of his ways when the three ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future pay him a visit one cold and wintry night. Will their visits make him realise that a kind heart and generous spirit make the world a happier place for everyone? With a bit of panto magic, and a lot of help from the audience, maybe anything is possible!

This much-loved story perfectly captures the magic of Christmas and positively sparkles on stage with an ensemble cast playing the many memorable characters – Scrooge, his nephew Fred and the beautiful Lucy he wishes to marry, the Cratchits complete with Tiny Tim, a trio of hilarious ghosts, plus a myriad of colourful characters in a gloriously funny version of the spellbinding tale. And of course, there’s the dame! No pantomime would be complete without her… she’ll put Scrooge right! OH YES SHE WILL!

‘Scrooge’s Christmas’ promises an unforgettably festive experience coupled with The Market Place Theatre’s renowned reputation for high quality, professional pantomimes that are acclaimed as among the best in Ireland… Ideal for children aged 5 to 95!

There are public performances on: Fri 5 Dec 6.30pm | Sat 6 Dec 11.00am & 3.00pm & 6.30pm | Sun 7 Dec 1.00pm & 4.30pm | Fri 12 Dec 6.30pm | Sat 13 Dec 1.00pm & 5.00pm | Sun 14 Dec 1.00pm & 4.30pm | Mon 15 Dec 6.30pm | Tues 16 Dec 6.30pm | Thurs 18 Dec 6.30pm | Fri 19 Dec 6.30pm | Sat 20 Dec 11.00am & 3.00pm & 6.30pm | Sun 21 Dec 1.00pm & 4.30pm  

Tickets for ‘Scrooge’s Christmas’ are priced £13.00 & £11.00 [conc] with a FINAL WEEK TICKET OFFER…£10.00 & £8.00 [conc] for performances on Mon 15 Dec 6.30pm | Tues 16 Dec 6.30pm | Thurs 18 Dec 6.30pm.

There is also a Captioned Performance on Thurs 18 Dec at 6.30pm and a BSL Signed Performance on Sat 13 Dec at 5.00pm

The pantomime is presented in association with Ulster Theatre Company and is written and directed by Michael Poynor with music by Mark Dougherty, designed by Elroy Ashmore and choreography by Deborah Maguire.