Yuletide story-telling. A Christmas Carol comes to The Core at Corby Cube


The Core at Corby Cube gets festive this Yuletide with Charles Dickens wonderful classic, A Christmas Carol.

The evocative Victorian melodrama is brought to life in a brilliantly entertaining adaptation from director, Gary Sefton who also takes the role of Scrooge.

Prior to A Christmas Carol opening in Corby, Gary can be seen at London’s Old Vic, appearing alongside Glenda Jackson in King Lear.


Wealthy miser Ebenezer Scrooge is all set to greet Christmas Day with his traditional “bah humbug”!

Not this year… the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future have other ideas. With the clock ticking they appear on Christmas Eve to see if they can show him the real meaning of Christmas before it’s too late.

The show features some of the best-loved Dickensian characters including Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit and his son Tiny Tim.

This heart-warming hour-long adaptation of the timeless classic sees The Core welcome back Gary Sefton who has directed Hansel & Gretel at The Core, as well as The Wind In The Willows and A Christmas Carol at the neighbouring Royal & Derngate, Northampton.

The seven-strong professional cast play multiple roles, and are joined by a community cast of talented children from the area.

The Core will be transformed with candles, mince pies, mulled wine, carols – and some ghostly goings on – in the first major production to be created at the venue since the inaugural year’s Hansel and Gretel.

Core director, Nick Walker, said: “I am thrilled that we will be creating our own Christmas show for The Core again this year… and that we are able to welcome back the brilliant theatre-maker, Gary Sefton.

“He is renowned for creating shows full of energy and anarchy, and we look forward to him giving The Core and A Christmas Carol that treatment this year!

“It is such a great story that translates across all age groups – and with the chance to throw snowballs at Scrooge, I’m sure it will leave audiences with a really warm glow to kick off the festive season”. ​

Recommended for ages six and above, A Christmas Carol runs at The Core from December 8-31.

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