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Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost

What

Christmas Shows

For

8 years +

When

10/11/2019 - 05/01/2020

Where

Unicorn Theatre

Tooley St, SE1 2HZ

Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost

10 November–5 January

Tickets: £16–£28

Ages 7+

Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost

I didn't know this Oscar Wilde short story so apologies that I cannot tell you how faithful this new adaptation is to the original. But it is an engaging, not-too-spooky tale in one of our very favourite spaces and a highly recommended Christmas outing for children of 7+.

Simple sets and an 'ooch, aiee the noo' narrator conjure up the differences between America - represented by pancake and maple syrup-loving Mr and Mrs Otis and their three boisterous children - and an old world England - shown here as the gothic Canterville Chase, its current ancient owner, plus creepy erstwhile inhabitant who continues to haunt its walls.

The energetic New Worlders breeze into Canterville determined to strip out the old and all ghostly nonsense and the encounters between sceptre and sceptics had the junior audience chortling. However when the headstrong but sensitive Virginia Otis, beautifully played by Safiyya Ingar, hears moaning in the night and heads into the depths of the mansion, the mood changes. There are still plenty of laughs and the spooky bits won't trouble any but the most sensitive kids, but a message of humanity, forgiveness, bravery and love shines through making this a heartwarmingly out of the ordinary Christmas treat. 

Book your tickets here!

Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost

10 November–5 January

Tickets: £16–£28

Ages 7+

Address:

Tooley St, SE1 2HZ

Venue phone:

08700 534 534

Venue website:

unicorntheatre.com

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