Stephen Hair in A Christmas Carol
Stephen Hair as Scrooge | Photo: Courtesy of Theatre Calgary

A Christmas Carol

This holiday tradition returns as Theatre Calgary goes online with beloved story

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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  • Price $25
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For 33 years, Theatre Calgary has brought Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of greed, ghosts, and redemption to life on the incredible Max Bell Stage. And not even Scrooge can keep this local company from sharing the story once again. Back in a way you’ve never seen before, this digital production is available to everyone for a limited time.

Don’t miss this new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic that you can enjoy in the safety and comfort of your own surroundings. This re-imagined production has been filmed with an impressive local cast sure to fill the hearts of young and old with the spirit of Christmas.

“This year, we are thrilled to combine the worlds of film and theatre, and three enthralling actors who play the classic characters from Scrooge, to the Christmas spirits, to Tiny Tim,” says director Stafford Arima in a statement. “This will be a visually scrumptious, at-home experience that will bring this classic story to life in an entertaining and powerful way. This all new adaptation of the beloved holiday story will be unlike any version of our Christmas Carol you have seen in the past.”

This newly abridged 80-minute adaptation by Calgary playwright Geoffrey Simon Brown features a cast of three playing more than 25 characters. Stephen Hair returns for his 27th year as Scrooge but, unlike past productions, 2020 sees him in multiple roles alongside 2019 alumni Marshall Vielle Natay’ao’tako and Jamie Tognazzini.

“Keeping this part of the holiday cultural fabric of our city was vitally important for us and our audiences this year. Being able to produce this show safely meant making significant changes to the size of the cast, and modifying the set, costumes and the script,” adds Arima. “This new production will beautifully showcase the talent of these local actors as they move in and out of through Geoffrey’s wonderful adaptation that focuses on the human spirit, forgiveness, and transformation”

A Christmas Carol runs December 11 to 31, 2020 online. Access to the digital production can be purchased for $25 per household. Visit for all the details.