Plymouth Marjon University announced as platinum sponsor of A Christmas Carol


Barbican Theatre are thrilled to announce Plymouth Marjon University have agreed to be the Platinum sponsor of their co-production with of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with Le Navet Bete at The Plymouth Athenaeumthis festive season.

 This follows Plymouth Marjon University’s gold sponsorship of Barbican Theatre’s summer #BardInTheYard production of Twelfth Night at Royal William Yard

 Katy Wills, Head of External Relations at Plymouth Marjon University says

 “The BA (Hons) Acting course at Plymouth Marjon university has gone from strength to strength in recent years and for the last two years has received 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. This has allowed for the expansion of the Marjon Arts centre with new courses being launched in Commercial Music and Musical Theatre all having access to our professional music and sound studio, a 300 seat theatre and black box studio theatre.

We are delighted to be working alongside the Barbican Theatre again, for their Christmas Production. They are a great asset to the development of culture and arts in Plymouth and allow our Acting students to gain real life experience by staring in their productions alongside professional actors”.

 Sheila Snellgrove, Barbican Theatre’s CEO says

 “We’d like to say a huge thank you to Marjon for their sponsorship and support of A Christmas Carol. We’ve been working with them for many years now and we’re very excited to be developing this special relationship even further, offering mutually beneficial opportunities and growth. Business support of the arts is vital to us, enabling us to continue to create high quality performances and provide employment for local artists. Marjon’s sponsorship helps us to continue to make our work accessible and affordable. The arts are for everyone and we are proud to create work that everyone can enjoy”.

 The inimitable Le Navet Bete are back for their seventh Christmas in Plymouth with their hilarious and unique version of the greatest Christmas ghost story ever told, co-produced with Barbican Theatre. A festive physical comedy treat for the whole family featuring all the much loved Dickensian characters plus a few extra for good measure – it is Christmas after all!

A Christmas Carol will be performed at Plymouth’s much loved Plymouth Athenaeum. This follows the hugely successful 10 performance run of Le Navet Bete’s Dracula: The Bloody Truth at the theatre earlier this year; the first theatrical performance on it’s stage since it was mothballed in 2009.

 Barbican Theatre’s Marketing & Communications Manager, Jo Cann, says

 “Ticket sales for A Christmas Carol are already way ahead of the same time last year and we’re seeing so many new customers booking. There is such a feeling of nostalgia around The Plymouth Athenaeum and everyone seems to have a fond tale of their time there in years past, with a genuine delight in seeing it re-open. We’re so excited to be bringing our Christmas show to this wonderful theatre and this is just the start of a bright future for even more professional theatre, dance, comedy and music performances on its stage. Watch this space!”

A total of 32 performances of A Christmas Carol will be held at The Plymouth Athenaeum from 14 December 2017 to 7 January 2018 (including matinee and evening performances).

As ever tickets are great value at just £16 for full and £14 for concessions (under 16s, over 60s, students and disabled). There is also a great value family ticket at just £50 (for two full and two under 16s). Plus, if you’re coming with a large party there’s a group saver discount: buy 10 tickets get the 11th FREE! (additional booking fees apply)

Buy A Christmas Carol tickets 24 hours a day on our website  in person at the Barbican Theatre (11am – 6pm Monday to Friday) or by calling 01752 267131 (11am – 6pm Monday to Friday).