Acorn Put Their Creative Spin on Dicken’s Classic

Despite Christmas being officially over, Acorn Music Theatre delighted the audience with their superb version of A Christmas Carol which opened on Wednesday evening at The Kenton.

The opening which saw the younger children parade through the auditorium holding lanterns was both dramatic and moving to set the scene before the main character Ebeneezer Scrooge took the stage brilliantly played throughout by Theo Good who is just 17.  His delivery and expression was mature for such a young person.

Acorn is renowned for its creativity, and this play didn’t disappoint either.  With imaginative creative use of bodies to create scenery or props, excellent projection and backdrops, along with the compelling live music accompaniment, the show completely immerses you in this classic story.  You’re not sure where to look to next to see what surprises are coming. It was lovely to see some of the old props from former Acorn shows being used again, we particularly loved the camels – an Arabian delight to be seen.

The standard of the acting was excellent with all the young people immersing themselves in their characters and delivering their lines with gusto.  A special mention though should also go to young Ted Kent who played The Ghost of Christmas Past.  Much much younger than Theo, he delivered a large number of lines with confidence and showed natural talent.

The young Acorns also wrote and performed some amazing songs for the show.  We particularly liked Tiny Tim’s Song written and sung by brother and sister Daisy and James Paice.

There’s still tickets to see the final shows tomorrow (Sat 13 January) at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.  You can book tickets via https://kentontheatre.co.uk/event/a-christmas-carol/

 

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