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Greenmatthews – A Christmas Carol – A Folk Opera In Richmond
September 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Greenmatthews – A Christmas Carol – A Folk Opera
GreenMatthews bring you a brand-new retelling of the best-loved Yuletide adventure of them all Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
First published in 1843, the story is credited with reinventing and reinvigorating the British Christmas and has been loved and retold by every generation since. Using new lyrics and traditional English folk tunes, GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’ Way) use a bewitching blend of voices and instruments to create a musical retelling of this seasonal favourite.
The first half of the show presents a blend of Victorian carols and midwinter folk songs which paint a vivid and colourful picture of the festive season in Dickens’ time. The second half is an hour-long ‘folk opera’ of his most iconic novella the tale of how flinty-hearted miser