Innovative Christmas panto returns to Norfolk cafes

The two-person show stars Mark Finbow as Ebenezer Scrooge

The two-person show stars Mark Finbow as Ebenezer Scrooge - Credit: Al Pulford Photography

This December A Biddy’s Christmas Carol is back by popular demand – and is the perfect way to help get you in the festive spirit. 

A Biddy’s Christmas Carol is an innovative, playful and faithful adaptation of the story of Ebenezer Scrooge - a cranky, old miser who makes life a misery for everyone who crosses his path until an evening of ghostly visitations forces a change in him for the better.  

Mark Finbow as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Biddy's Christmas Carol

Mark Finbow as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Biddy's Christmas Carol - Credit: Al Pulford Photography

The Keeper’s Daughter’s take on the Charles Dickens’ classic is quirky and contemporary, with just two actors playing all the parts; miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge, and his long-suffering clerk Bob Cratchit and his family, as well as the three famous spirits: the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come. With puppets, improv and surprises, this is a gripping ghost story for friends and families.  

Mark Finbow, who runs the Norwich-based theatre company, plays Scrooge, while his co-performer, Norwich-based actor Rosalind Burt, takes on many of the other roles. This imaginative re-telling of the well-known Victorian tale is an hour long and is suitable for all those aged five and over. 

Mark Finbow as Ebenezer Scrooge

Mark Finbow as Ebenezer Scrooge - Credit: Al Pulford Photography

This popular show - which played to sold-out audiences in 2018 and 2019 - will be performed upstairs at Biddy’s in Norwich and Biddy’s in Aylsham between Tuesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 23, with multiple performances on some of the dates. 

Mark Finbow as Ebenezer Scrooge at Biddy's Tea Room in Norwich

Mark Finbow as Ebenezer Scrooge at Biddy's Tea Room in Norwich - Credit: Al Pulford Photography

Tickets are just £10 each (£7.50 for under-14s), and include mulled apple juice and homemade mince pies. Bookings can be made 

To find out more, visit keepersdaughter.com or biddystearoom.com 

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