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Ballet / Trailer

A Christmas Carol

2 min

The miserly and cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge has no interest in Christmas or other people. At night, however, the spirits of Christmas take him to visit the past, the present, and the future. Will Scrooge come to understand the meaning of Christmas?

Charles Dickens’ Christmas tale of kindness and justice has captivated theatre audiences for over 180 years. In the autumn season of 2023, A Christmas Carol was experienced for the first time as a ballet, thanks to the British choreographer David Bintley.

The ballet is being brought to Helsinki by an all-British creative team, for whom the story has been part of their Christmas tradition since childhood. Choreographer David Bintley, the former Artistic Director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, also created the Finnish National Ballet’s rendition of Cinderella a few years back. The new music for A Christmas Carol is by the London-born composer Sally Beamish. The dazzling costumes and sets are by Anna Fleischle.

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