UK troupe brings ‘Christmas Carol’ to Vietnam

Actors from Britain’s TNT Theater are set to delight Ho Chi Minh City audiences November 26-29 with performances of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol.”

Actors from Britain’s TNT Theater perform Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Ho Chi Minh City Drama Theater ( Photo: U. Phuong)

The play tells the story of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who refuses to help anyone despite his or her misfortune. His frozen heart only begins to thaw on Christmas Eve when three ghosts visit him from the past, present and future. 

The drama will be performed at the Ho Chi Minh City Drama Theater in English with Vietnamese subtitles and uses live musical performances to connect with audiences.

The main actor, David Ahmad, lives in London and this is his second tour with TNT Theater.

Directed by Paul Stebblings and produced by Grantly Read Marshall, the play is presented by the local Le Quy Duong Company together with the Arts Performing Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The classic drama will be performed November 24 in Binh Dinh Province, and in the central cities of Hue and Da Nang, and capital Hanoi after November 29.

Through this international arts cooperation, the Le Quy Duong Company says it hopes to boost cultural exchange, diversify professional arts for the country and give Vietnamese audiences exposure to world literature and art masterpieces.

Tickets cost between VND150, 000-450,000 ($9-27) and can be purchased from the Ho Chi Minh City Drama Theater, 30 Tran Hung Dao St., District 1. Performances will begin at 20:00.

By Uyen Phuong

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