William Shakespeare’s A Christmas Carol

by Ian Doescher

A holiday classic returns!

December 10, 2022 | 7:30pm | The Old Church Theatre, Trenton

December 11, 2022 | 3:00pm | Brock Street Brewing, Whitby

With appearances by characters from Shakespeare’s most popular plays, this version of A Christmas Carol is an inventive, hilarious, and touching holiday story inspired by the combined genius of Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare.

When miserly theatre owner Ebenezer Scrooge puts the ‘humbug’ in Christmas, he’s transported on a redemptive journey to save his very soul. Haunted by the spirits of Christmas past (Puck), present (Falstaff) and future (Hamlet’s dad), Scrooge learns to appreciate the true spirit of the holiday season as only Shakespeare can imagine. 

Returning, after a three-year hiatus, to Driftwood’s fine tradition of informal readings of plays over a pint, William Shakespeare’s A Christmas Carol is a jolly, interactive holiday mash-up as audience members join Driftwood Theatre’s professional performers in reading, singing, and celebrating a holiday masterpiece.

Get in on the action. At Play in a Pub audience participation is the name of the game. Audience members take the stage in a variety of walk-on roles (including Tiny Tim, Mercutio and Martha Cratchit) by bidding on the Bah the Bah Humbug Live Auction. And you can bet there’ll be some participatory Christmas caroling along the way.

William Shakespeare’s A Christmas Carol comes from the creative mind of Ian Doescher, author of the equally mind-blowing William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series, William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future and William Shakespeare’s Avengers The Complete Works