UNMASKED: DoubleMask are presenting A Christmas Carol to mark their 10 year anniversary.
UNMASKED: DoubleMask are presenting A Christmas Carol to mark their 10 year anniversary. Contributed

Christmas classic comes to life on stage

THE MURWILLUMBAH theatre company will go full-circle to celebrate a major milestone with its production of Charles Dickens' classic tale A Christmas Carol.

This year DoubleMask Youth Theatre Company turns 10, and to mark the milestone, past students, teachers and local performers who've been involved with the company over the stretch will return to present the enduring Dickens classic.

Artistic director Lachlan Glasby said the production would no doubt prove to be a favourite.

"It's been a full year with musical the Toymakers' and the classic text 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea but the highlight of the season is yet to come,” Glasby said.

A Christmas Carol, directed by Mr Glasby and past DoubleMask student Reba Ide, remains faithful to source material, but offers an hour of fun and wonderful moments as famous characters such as Scrooge (played by Yasir Assam) and the spirits are brought to life.

"There are some truly wonderfully delicious moments and Yasir as Scrooge is a delight,” said Miss Ide, who threw her hand up to direct.

"I was involved in a production of it with DoubleMask seven years ago and I have fond memories of that production.”

  • A Christmas Carol will play Murwillumbah Civic Centre on Friday, December 16 at 7pm, and on Saturday, December 17 at 2pm and 7pm.

Tickets are available on the door or from Murwillumbah Music. $10 for adults, $5 for concession or $20 for a family of four.



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