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Bolton Octagon launches online festive season

Bolton Octagon has announced a programme of online events to entertain audiences in lieu of a Christmas show this December.

The Octagon’s production of a new musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol has been postponed until next Christmas, so the venue will instead have an online series including Christmas-themed StoryMakers, a festive quiz, and a live reading of Dickens’ original Christmas Carol novel.

Families can let their imaginations run wild on a magical journey across the North Pole in StoryMakers Online: A Kidnapped Santa Claus. And a professional actor will bring Frank L Baum’s magical tale to life on December 18-19 with the live reading, which will have musical moments and surprises.

Octagon fans will be able to enjoy readings of a collection of five new plays with Better in Person on December 14. The Octagon has also joined group Burn Bright for a third event of an acclaimed anthology series: this instalment will celebrate northern female writers.

Octagon Artistic Director Lotte Wakeham said: “Even though we are unable to stage a full   production in person, I’m confident these events will bring festive cheer to our audiences.”

Tickets for Storymakers and Better in Person are on sale now.

Get information about the full programme here.


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