New York | 1h 15m | Already closed

(2015) A Child's Christmas in Wales

From 25 critic and 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)


60
Backstage

for a previous production "For a light holiday diversion, you can't get much lighter than the Irish Repertory Theatre's concert adaptation of Dylan Thomas' 'A Child's Christmas in Wales'...Running a swift 75 minutes, this confection emphasizes the sentiment and the saccharine...The evening ends with a medley of familiar Christmas songs sending the audience out into the cold. It's a bracing and straightforward finish to an overly sweet holiday celebration." Full Review

60
Theatermania

for a previous production "A sweetly festive holiday show, but one that would greatly benefit from a stronger visual production than Charlotte Moore's simple staging...In the end, though, these ditties, along with the rest of the songs performed here, would best be left to a recording of this tale to be enjoyed in pajamas by a toasty fireplace." Full Review

60
Variety

for a previous production "It’s hard to begrudge a crew of nattily dressed Christmas carolers the unavoidable saccharine they’re bound to generate while performing their duties, but it’s possible...The short, unassuming production is clearly a labor of love, but this is a family show overburdened with dense period arcana that will sail over the heads of most in the audience...Still, there’s something to be said for the utter purity of intention Moore and company bring to the show." Full Review


Cast & Creatives (10)