Get into the spirit of the season…

Visit Arthur Mellows Village College on Wednesday 24 November for your Christmas Present as Strangeface Theatre Company unveil their production of Charles Dickens’ classic festive tale.


This novel adaptation is suitable for anyone aged 7 up – adults and young people alike. Artistic Director Russell Dean says "Dickens’ ghosts, grotesques and eccentrics leap from the pages of “A Christmas Carol” straight into Strangeface’s  colourful world of extraordinary masks and puppets, original song and soundscapes. Charles Dickens’ enduring tale and Strangeface’s inimitable style is a combination not to be missed!"

True to the soul of the story, the company offer you a chance to share their stage. Part of Strangeface's unique style is to invite the audience behind the scenes at the end of the show to have a go with masks and puppets, or just ask a question.

Strangeface are now one of two dedicated mask theatre companies in the UK and their diverse influences include Tim Burton (Nightmare Before Christmas) Terry Gilliam and Eastern European animation. Russell has previously made masks for Channel 4, The Brits Music Awards, the giant Maggie Thatcher Puppet looming over the musical Billy Elliot in London, Sydney and Broadway whilst The Guardian described his masks as “shooting straight for the heart”. This production will be invaluable to any student of GCSE or A level drama

Tickets for A Christmas Carol cost £6.50 and are available from the College finance office on 01733 252235