Already closed | 1h 15m | Gramercy

(2015) A Child's Christmas in Wales

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great acting, Exquisite

About the show

Irish Repertory Theatre presents the classic retelling of a Christmas from the view of a young child, portraying a nostalgic and simpler time. More…

Told through the eyes of a child, the story is a nostalgic review of life for a little boy in Wales during the 1920’s. The stories are not so much about the festivities of Christmas as about the peculiar habits of people as revealed in this season of feasting and merriment. The story takes a look at how unusual the world appears through the eyes of a little boy who is still discovering life.

1h 15m | Already closed | DR2 Theatre (Gramercy)

Member Reviews (7)


Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great acting, Exquisite
Avg Score

Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Enchanting

See it if you love Christmas and Christmas music.

Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional narrative or something that's deep and thought provoking.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love Dylan Thomas, John Cullum (what's not to like?) and the Irish Rep. Solid, joyful production.

Don't see it if If you don't like the poem or Dylan Thomas and are played out on Christmas in general. You'd be missing something worthwhile!


See it if Very nice

Don't see it if Don't if you don't like carol music

Cliched, Exquisite, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Extremely entertaining

Don't see it if You're not into history

Confusing, Funny, Dizzying, Great writing, Indulgent

See it if you like an okay show

Don't see it if you dont like shows

Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting

See it if Joyfulness and bright encouraging songs

Don't see it if You prefer more bold shows

Enchanting, Exquisite, Delightful

See it if you like poetry - especially the lovely work of Dylan Thomas

Don't see it if You have no interest in cultures other than your own.

December 8th, 2015
"This sweet and modest show conjures plenty of good will toward men...The descriptions of treats and toys are evocative, the carols appealingly sung, the cast charming."
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December 7th, 2015
"Without Dickens’s eye and ear for extreme emotional and fiscal predicaments, the story’s more fantastic moments wouldn’t have the weight of truth...Thomas’s script affords actors the opportunity to emote through speech rather than behavior; the words are their gestures...The reality that Thomas ...
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December 6th, 2015
"You don't even really have to pay close attention to Thomas' prose to absorb the warmth of his nostalgic tales of Christmases past. Just let it warm you inside like a cup of hot cocoa and take in the spirit of the holidays that exist only in our fantasies and fabricated memories...This fantasy w...
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December 6th, 2015
"Its devotion to faith and family makes it a gingerbread-scented charmer and, in its own special way, the perfect little Christmas show...Sprawling swaths of Thomas remain, largely unscathed, to anchor the reminiscences, and that's where most of the show's heft is found. But when they fuse most s...
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