Bottom Dog’s A Christmas Carol aimed at school kids

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

POPULAR local theatre company Bottom Dog are producing an enchanted version of Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol this festive season.

POPULAR local theatre company Bottom Dog are producing an enchanted version of Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol this festive season.

The company have specifically developed the production - which fuses music, dance, puppetry together with live action - with primary schools in mind, offering a cost-friendly theatre option this Christmas.

A Christmas Carol will mark Bottom Dog’s debut appearance in the new Lime Tree Theatre in Mary Immaculate College and the ticket price of just €10 includes transportation to the venue for schools who book groups of more than 30.

Directed and adapted by Bottom Dog co-founder Myles Breen, with design by Emma Fisher, the production features John Anthony Murphy as Scrooge, with a supporting cast of well-known faces including Marie Boylan, Darren Maher, Pius McGrath and Joanne Ryan.

“We are really excited about bringing this classic tale to life for young audiences and introducing them to the magic of theatre,” explained Myles Breen.

“We not only have a stellar cast of Limerick’s finest actors but the magical puppets created by Emma Fisher are sure to be a big hit.

“At €10 per ticket including transport, we really believe this is a great cost friendly way for schools to showcase the joy of theatre to their young students this Christmas,” he added.

Lime Tree manager Louise Donlon said she was “delighted with the response from primary schools” to the show.

“Teachers are very positive about the children’s part of the Lime Tree Theatre programme, they are eager to expose their young students to live theatre,” she said.

The show will take place from December 10 to 12, with performances at 10am and 12.30pm. A family show will take place at 4.30pm on Tuesday December 11.

Call 061-774774 for bookings.