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New York | 1h 15m | Ends Dec 30

A Child's Christmas In Wales

From 2 critic and 13 member reviews
Members say: Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Fluffy

About the show

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.

Talkin' Broadway

“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

Delightful, Great singing, Nostalgic

See it if you'd like to take a sentimental journey.

Don't see it if you require your holiday entertainment to be on a Radio City Music Hall scale.

Also Charlotte Moore's adaptation of the Dylan Thomas story is becoming a t... Read more Read less

Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like nostalgic, old-fashioned Christmas. Fabulous singing!

Don't see it if "old-fashioned" isn't for you and you prefer modern Holiday celebrations.

Also I am not from Wales but "A Child's Christmas in Wales" certainly remin... Read more Read less

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

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.

Also What a lovely respite from the real world. The audience exited with sm... Read more Read less

Delightful, Charming, Great singing

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.

Delightful, Enchanting, Great writing, Great singing

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

Funny, Delightful, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great singing

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.

Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing, Entertaining

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.

Entertaining, Old-fashioned, Lovely music, Cozy, Traditional and nostalgic

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.

Cliched, Great singing, Fluffy

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.

During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to wallow in holiday joy and kick start your celebration of all things Christmas

Don't see it if Bah humbug . ..just go and enjoy.

During previews
Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing

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.

During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Family, Warm feeling

See it if A touch of a classic Christmas story with snow, singing, family, fun in Wales.

Don't see it if you do not believe.

Also Leaves a warm feeling of Christmas past, with love ones family or frie... Read more Read less

During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

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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Direct from the Box Office

Typical fees: $8 - $15 per ticket. Can usually choose your own seats. You can save on fees by buying at the physical box office.

Discount Code Offers

Typical fees: $8 - $15 per ticket. You can usually choose your own seats. Check the terms carefully, since seats can be very limited by date or section. Usually requires a lot of poking around. Sometimes the same offer is available direct from the box office.
$40 - $56
through 12/30


Discount cannot be combined with other offers. This offer expires on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

Cast & Creatives (11)