In 2020, we encountered many unusual difficulties. COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened our awareness of protection, hygiene and safety. Although COVID-19 has not been completely rescued, i believe that as long as we are united enough, we will overcome it! Also, Christmas is coming, even if we can not hold large-scale gatherings like in previous years, we still have many new and fresh ways to celebrate. Metro Theatre is thrilled to present A Christmas Carol-The Radio Play as our holiday show for this season instead of our Annual Traditional Christmas Pantomime. After 35 years of continuous performances, Christmas Pantomime has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
A Christmas Carol-The Radio Play an original work by writer Erik Gow. According to google, Erik Gow is a Vancouver actor, playwright, composer, and educator who lives and practices on the traditional, ancestral, territories of the Squamish, Selilwitulh, and Musqueam nations. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. When you walk into theatre t you’ll be drawn into this well loved story with dramatized, acoustic performances. The set is designed as a live 1940s radio broadcast and the actors fully costumed with unique props.And the play is directed by Chris Adams. This is the first time anything like this will be seen on the Metro Stage and this is the only Christmas Radio play in Vancouver this December. I’m excited and scared to direct such a show – Panto’s I’ve directed and loved for many years – Radio Plays live on stage are a new beast and a new creation – But don’t worry, scary is good and often creates wonderfully creative art.” Director Chris Adam.
And our show will start from December 3, 2020 through to January 3, 2021. Also Evening performances are at 7:30 pm with Matinees at 2 pm. If you want to know more details, Please visit metrotheatre.com.