A Christmas Carol

Polka Theatre presents a free short film for the whole family.


Age 4+

Join us in our Christmas Cardboard Cabinet of Stories 


The uncharitable, grumpy, angry and overall spiritless Ebenezer Scrooge is hiding in his London office on a lonely Christmas night. Will Scrooge still hate Christmas once the three festive ghosts have shown him his past, present and future?

Gather round for this visually imaginative and funny re-telling of a Christmas classic, set to an original folk-style score. Stories have been quiet on stages for a while but now you can meet the Storyteller and his Cardboard Cabinet of Curiosities as he tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the true meaning of Christmas.

A Christmas Carol is our gift to our supporters. Created by Ian Nicholson and Sam Wilde, the team behind the viral lockdown hit I Want My Hat Back, this free 15-minute short film is for the whole family to be enjoyed over the festive period and beyond.

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A Christmas Carol is presented by Polka

Created by Ian Nicholson and Sam Wilde

Performed by  Ian Nicholson

Designer & Maker – Samuel Wilde

Sound Designer, Composer & Video Editor  – Jim Whitcher

Design Assistant – Alana Ashley

Puppeteer & Assistant Stage Manager – Sally Edwards

“The show is almost entirely recycled and recyclable, mostly made from cardboard but also materials from the huge waste generated over the Christmas period – wrapping paper, fairy lights, ribbons, bows, bubble wrap and baubles! Hopefully it will provide people with inspiration for reusing all that Christmas rubbish! We’ll travel through cardboard city streets, meet the origami ghost of Christmas Past, the wrapping paper ghost of Christmas Present and ghost of Christmas Future (with a touch of tinsel!).”

Sam Wilde – Designer & Maker