Reviewed by Sarah and Mark Heathcock
Last night we visited the Wolverhampton Grand to see the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, the musical performed by Bilston Operatic Society.
The story is about a rich old man called Ebenezer Scrooge who doesn’t appreciate the spirit of Christmas and is extremely selfish, until the three ghosts of Christmas past, Christmas present and Christmas future appear at his home. The ghost of Christmas past takes him back to his childhood where he lost his parents and was separated from his much beloved sister. From that day he had saved all his money and not shared his fortune. He sees how his ways are wrong and wants to change and be more charitable. The ghost of Christmas present shows him how Christmas could be and the ghost of Christmas future shows him how his life will be if he doesn’t change his mean selfish ways.
When the morning comes he wakes and feels excited that he hasn’t missed Christmas and buys the biggest turkey money can buy, and takes it to his personal assistant’s house for them to enjoy a great Christmas and he has very poorly little boy called Tim. He then asks his nephew if he can spend Christmas with them and reconnect with his family.
Nicholas Sullivan, who played Ebenezer Scrooge, did an excellent job at portraying true emotions. There’s lots of joyful singing and dancing to put a smile on your face. I loved the whole show and there was definitely nothing to dislike about the show.
I rate the show a 5 out of 5 and will be definitely be returning to watch other shows.
This was my first time at the Wolverhampton Grand and it did not disappoint. The show was excellent and the Bilston Operatic Society put on an excellent show. The performance showed both emotion and joy. Overall it was a very well-produced adaption of A Christmas Carol, it is definitely a show for all ages and a great night out with your family.
The venue itself was really nice and welcoming and I was greeted well by all the staff. The bar staff were friendly and polite and also very helpful. During the interlude there is opportunity to purchase refreshments and also ice cream. There are plenty of facilities to use whilst visiting the theatre.
There are lots of car parking facilities around the theatre and is easy accessible.
This show is definitely worth seeing and gets you feeling the true spirit of Christmas.
Tickets cost from £12 to £27 (booking fees may apply).
A Christmas Carol is at the Wolverhampton Grand from 21-25 November 2017, for more information or to book tickets visit www.grandtheatre.co.uk or call the box office on 01902 429 212.
The Grand Theatre Wolverhampton, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DE