Storyhouse have announced this morning that, in the light of the news coming out regarding a potential lockdown for November, they are temporarily suspending sales of their hugely popular Christmas show, A Christmas Carol, until the Prime Minister makes another announcement regarding a potential lockdown for November, expected on or by Monday.
CEO Andrew Bentley is adamant however that “this is the responsible thing to do but Christmas will 100% happen at Storyhouse. Ours is not only one of the only Christmas shows you can see in the North West, it’s also possibly the country’s earliest and is due to open this coming Saturday. The Cratchit’s turkey was still quite slim so, if it needs a few more weeks to fatten up, then so be it. Hopefully if there is a new lockdown then it may still allow us to go ahead even in November, however if not, then we will have to put on extra shows in December and January to cope with demand, which is currently very high.”
“I’m so proud of what we are achieving so far since lockdown as a community. Our audiences have responded brilliantly to the steps we have taken and we have come on this journey together. Four out of five of the UK’s theatres are mothballed but we have taken a different path and it has definitely been the right one.”
“We’ll be back online with sales when we’ve heard again from the Prime Minister, who we are sure will assure us all that Christmas is NOT cancelled!”
Find out more about A Christmas Carol here.