One-man Christmas Carol at Tideswell

Kern Falconer will be at Tideswell in A Christmas Carol on November 9.

A Christmas  Carol will be performed in a one-man show at Tideswell on November 9 when New Perspectives Theatre Company return to the village.

Tideswell Theatre invites the audience to step back in time for the famous and atmospheric tale of mean Mr Scrooge and how he learns to be a better man through ghostly interventions.

The show stars Kern Falconer who will be performing/telling the tales complete with lots of thrills and a few surprising tricks up his sleeve!

Firmly in the tradition of the classic tales, as told by Charles Dickens in the 19th Century. Kern won’t be Dickens, but a storyteller/showman who brings the tales very much to life. This promises to be both terrifying, spine-tingling and invigorating with some surprises, so don’t miss it!

It is being performed in the intimate and atmospheric setting of The Old Grammar School at 7:30pm, tickets £9.50 and £7.50 (concessions). Book tickets from Tideswell Theatre on http://www.theatre@tideswell.net, 01298 871063, or Tideswell Theatre on Facebook and Twitter. Tickets will be sold through Tideswell Post Office and Litton Stores as usual.

New Perspectives have visited the village many times over the past ten years and always bring very high quality theatre (including The Honey Man, Those Magnificent Men, The Farm, The Allotment, On Saturdays This Bed is Poland, right back to Thank God for Cod), so it is sure to be an unforgettable evening. See http://www.newperspectives.co.uk for more information.

Kern’s theatre credits include Macbeth and The Importance of Being Earnest (Aquilla Theatre Company, New York); The Government Inspector (Almeida Theatre Company); Merlin, Travesties, Rookery Nook, Noises Off, The Princess and The Gobin and A Hotel on the Side (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh).

Television and film credits include Gold (Granada); Taggart (Scottish Television); River City, My Barmy, Strathblair, FOT, Telling Tales (BBC); The Bruce, Macbeth (Cromwell Films) and The Butterfly Man (Channel 4).

The show is directed by Matt Cullum. Recent directing credits include Movement Director for New Perspectives’ adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s The Butterfy Lion (Curve Theatre, Leceister & Derby Theatre); Associate Director to Steven Berkoff on Oedipus (Liverpool & Nottingham Playhouses, Edinburgh Festival); Assistant to Thea Sharrock on Ruby Wax (UK Tour); Associate Director to Steven Berkoff on On the Waterfront (Haymarket, Hong Kong Intl Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Nottingham Playhouse); Assistant on Lark Rise To Candleford (Bill Kenwright); The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit (Edinburgh Festival & UK Tour); Assistant on Steven Berkoff’s Biblical Tales (New End Theatre); Nosferatu- A Tale of Horrors (Arcola Theatre); Wild Things! (Edinburgh Festival); Movement Director on Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (New Perspectives Theatre Company); Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book (BYT Productions); Arabian Nights, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Club Tropicana, Brighton Beach Scumbags, Where The Wild Things Are (Beds Youth Theatre); Henry V & A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Short Version). Matt also assisted on Steven Berkoff’s East (West End, Edinburgh and Tour) and on Treats (BAC) at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton.

As an actor Matt’s work with Steven Berkoff includes Messiah – Scenes From a Crucifixion (Edinburgh Festival & Old Vic Theatre); Richard II (Ludlow Festival); East (West End & Tour).

Other acting credits include Whisky Galore and To Reach the Clouds (Nottingham Playhouse); The Rivals (Theatre Royal, Bath); Henry IV – Parts 1&2 (Bristol Old Vic); Scooby Doo in Stage Fright (National No 1 Tour); She Stoops to Conquer, Wind in the Willows, Epsom Downs, The Shagaround, Treasure Island, The Tempest, Teechers, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton); The Bill (ITV); Ultimate Force (ITV); Murphy’s Law (BBC1); Romans in Britain (BBC); A Touch of Frost (YTV) and Gulliver’s Travels (Jim Henson Productions)

Matt has recently completed filming on a new ITV drama Mrs Biggs, in which he played the great train robber Buster Edwards.

More information on the show at http://www.newperspectives.co.uk/production/a_christmas_carol