Eliot Smith Dance's The Three Jolly Ghosts of Christmas December Tour

Eliot Smith Dance are embarking on a library and museum tour with a classic festive story for families to enjoy across the North East.

30 November 2023 Posted by One Dance Team


"The Three Jolly Ghosts of Christmas" is Eliot Smith's magical retelling of a classic festive tale, brought to life with dramatic choreography and festive storytelling, set to a new instrumental piece of music by multi-award-winning composer Adam Johnson with atmospheric costumes.

This stunning contemporary dance production to enthral and entertain families and children aged 7+ is based on the iconic Christmas story A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and is a festive reminder of kindness, friendship and helping others.

“We’re excited to be presenting our first family dance production for everyone to enjoy. Every performance is free or Pay What You Decide. The performances will include an opportunity for children and their families to participate in a dance workshop following the performance and to meet the jolly characters. I have no doubt this performance will bring inspiration and joy to children across the North East ,” says Eliot Smith, the Company’s Creative Director.

Performed by four astonishing dancers with humour and playful mix of dance styles, the dance opens with Scrooge being forever miserable and grumpy. But when the jolly ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come take him on a magical-dancing adventure, the ghosts open his heart, which ultimately brings about his change of character before it’s too late.

The Three Jolly Ghosts of Christmas is touring across the North East in December and will be performed at Wooler, Berwick upon Tweed, Darlington, Morpeth, Widdrington, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Barnard Castle, Newcastle including an online showing on Christmas Day.

The performances is supported by in-kind support from Woodhorn Museum and Lottery Funding from Arts Council England.

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