Fun for all the family at the Citz

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Marley was dead: to begin with — but he’s still making some noise at the Citz this Christmas.

The theatre’s festive show is making full use of the original Victorian auditorium for a spine-tingling tale we’re all more than familiar with — but let’s face it, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without the Carol.

Artistic director Dominic Hill’s new production of Neil Bartlett’s adaptation promises fun for the whole family (ages 6+), as the bitter Ebenezer Scrooge receives some unexpected visitors determined to show him the real meaning of Christmas.

The show promises to stay true to the beloved Charles Dickens tale while remaining relevant for contemporary Scottish audiences — and with such a classic, retold time and time again so that even the youngest audience members will recognise it, it almost seems possible.

The Citizens Theatre presents A Christmas Carol from November 29 until January 3 — tickets £14-£20 for adults and £8-£12 for children.

The Gorbals theatre has plenty in store for the toddlers too, courtesy of Eric the Elf’s Chaotic Christmas (for ages 3-6).

It’s Eric’s first year in Santa’s grotto and he’s very excited, creating toys for children all around the world. But when disaster strikes, Eric left all alone with a huge list of presents to make — and Christmas rests solely on the little elf’s shoulders.

Thankfully, the boys and girls of Glasgow are there to help him meet the Christmas deadline — with a few new songs to sing along the way.

The second show runs December 11-31 and tickets are £8 — for times and ticket info on both, visit citz.co.uk.