West Leeds theatre company brings Christmas classic to life


by Michelle Corns

This Christmas, the Invisible Pain Theatre Company will be performing the Charles Dickens classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Interplay Theatre in Armley on 7 and 8 December There is also a matinee performance on 9 December at Swinnow Community Centre.

The show will be suitable for the whole family and features cast and crew from West Leeds and neighbouring Bradford. 

A Christmas Carol is the story of a miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who despises Christmas until he is visited by four ghosts, including his old business partner Jacob Marley.

As IPTC is a mental health theatre company, there will be an emphasis on mental health. Company Director Gerica McMullen is keen to point out that the show will delve into Scrooge past.

“No-one is born mean and bad-tempered, there are usually a catalyst – a series of events that lead to it,” Gerica said. “The show also contains an original script and songs. So come and join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future to celebrate a Victorian Christmas. There is even a cameo appearance by a famous bear!”

Tickets for the 7th and 8th December performance are available here.

The matinee performance at Swinnow Community Centre on 9th December will be PAYF. 


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