This Irish Rep tradition features both classic and contemporary Christmas music interwoven with Dylan Thomas’s story of a snowy Christmas Day in Wales. More…
"A Child’s Christmas in Wales," celebrates the "never to be forgotten day at the end of the unremembered year," when songs are sung, cakes and sweets are abundant, and the frozen city parks are laden with mysteries and adventures for wild boys and girls to explore.
“If you prefer your holiday cheer tuneful, sweet and short, you'll do no better than the Irish Repertory Theatre's latest revival...Key to the success...is the sensitive piano accompaniment...Bell plays with a light and delicate touch that signals he understands that less is frequently more...He never covers the singers or overwhelms the song with unnecessary flourishes...Blessed with a lush and festive set...’A Child's Christmas in Wales’ is the perfect anecdote for your inner Grinch.” Full Review
"In some ways, the piece is as much a musical recital as a play. It's filled with song: traditional carols and Welsh airs, as well as more recent compositions (some penned by Moore). Each cast member gets at least a couple of good solo spots-with Barasch and O'Connell perhaps making the best impressions, musically speaking. But the group numbers-especially the ones in round and quasi-madrigal style-are among the most enjoyable. Musical director John Bell accompanies it all." Full Review
See it if you want to spend about 90 minutes being entertained with music, humor and delightful nostalgia.
Don't see it if you need something big. The 6 singers (including violinist) and pianist perform traditional carols and some written by Charlotte Moore.
See it if Very good interweaving of Thomas' poem with classic Christmas songs sung and told by excellent performers. Left feeling so happy.
Don't see it if Don't like traditional Christmas stories, operatic or serious singing with intention.
See it if If you love language, you will love this. It is a joy to watch and listen to the words and the music
Don't see it if You are looking for a shiny, glitzy shallow piece. It is joyous and thought provoking
See it if you want to experience a delightful celebration for the holiday season. This is a charming blend of story and music.
Don't see it if you are a curmudgeon aspiring to Scrooge status who hates the carols and stories that go with family celebrations.
See it if The Irish Rep produces a lovely Dylan Thomas story of Christmas in Wales. The perfect holiday family show.
Don't see it if Do not see if you are not interested in seasonal stories.
See it if Love sound of nice voices singing tradit. music & hearing Dylan Thomas' poetic & resonant words in a charming presentation. Enjoyable.
Don't see it if You want something modern, are a Grinch about Christmas, don't like the lush, sly & evocative prose of Thomas. This has a gentle spirit.
See it if you need a Christmas fix. It's mostly carols (some unfamiliar), not story. The singing in Welsh is cool.
Don't see it if you want a really resonant version of the story. I wanted more Thomas and less singing. The show is a bit saccharine, though heartfelt.
See it if You want to see a Christmas show with song and dance. The story is simple and the songs are feel good.
Don't see it if You do not like Christmas shows. You want a more scripted play.
See it if Cup o' historical nostalgia and whimsy featuring holiday caroling and Dylan Thomas poetry. Cozy set.
Don't see it if Meagre cup o' Christmas cheer. Skittish for historical or for nostalgia or for whimsy. Seventy-minutes do not a yuletide make.
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