Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol
This Christmas, Dickens’ tale gets a Tennessee twist in an all-new musical with a soundtrack written by the Queen of Country herself.
Please note that Dolly Parton is not appearing live in this production.
Set during the 1930s in the Great Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee, this heart-warming and truly unforgettable production imagines Ebenezer Scrooge as the owner of a mining company town, where his callous greed blinds him to the joys and gifts of the season.
As a Christmas Eve snowstorm approaches, Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who compel him to see life anew and discover that love is the greatest and most precious gift we have.
Dickens’ classic characters and Parton’s one-of-a-kind songwriting and storytelling expertise are certain to make this the most joyful Christmas event.
Dolly Parton: ‘I’ve been busy writing new songs that I hope will bring some of the warmth, love and good memories that I have of Christmas time in the smoky mountains of my youth.’
Presented in association with Fiery Angel Entertainment
Need to know
For ages 8+
The performance on Thursday 15 December at 7.30pm is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL).
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Audio Description is available during the performance on Thursday 22 December at 7.30pm. To use this service, please let a member of the team know when you arrive so that we can organise a headset for you.
A Touch Tour is also available before this performance. To attend the Touch Tour, please arrive at the Ticket Office, Queen Elizabeth Hall, at 6pm.
Touch Tours give people the opportunity to touch the sets, props and costumes to familiarise themselves ahead of the performance, and may be particularly good for blind and partially-sighted visitors.
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Dates & times
8 Dec 2022 – 8 Jan 2023, 2.30pm, 3pm & 7.30pm
- Standard entry £18.50 – £113.50*
- Concessions 25%**
* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.
** Limited availability. Read about concessions.
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