WILL the mean, green Grinch manages to spoil Christmas for all the Whos in Whoovile or will they be able to warm his little heart (that’s two sizes to small!) and fill it with Christmas cheer? Find out at Backstage Theatre this Sunday, December 16 in How The Grinch Stole Christmas, a festive Christmas classic for all the family.
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is the story of an odd green recluse, known as the Grinch, who resides on a mountaintop overlooking the cheerful, sunny town of Whoville as it prepares for the festive season. In bitter contempt for Christmas, the Grinch plots against the upcoming holiday and decides to ruin it for the Whos by disguising as Santa Claus and riding around in a sled drawn by his pet dog Max, robbing each family of any wrapped gifts on Christmas Eve. The following morning, expecting the Whos to be terribly upset by their stolen Christmas, the Grinch is devastated to see the optimistic Whos clustered around the town’s Christmas tree singing Christmas carols with joy. His heart touched and he repents.
This production is adapted for stage and directed by Padraic McIntyre, (The Dead School, The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down) who in the past has directed a number of plays for children including, ‘The Tale of the Blue Eyed Cat’, ‘The Snow Child’, ‘The Children of Lir’ and ‘The Little Dance Girl’. The play will be performed by two professional actors and will have music, song and dance. An activity pack will be provided to each member of the audience following the performance. This production is suitable for children aged five to 10.
Show starts at 3pm. Tickets €5 on 043 33 47888 or online on www.backstage.ie