Nine Lessons and Carols

Nine Lessons and Carols

stories for a long winter

Lyn Gardner avatar
9 November 2020  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“I do not have a crystal ball. I have no idea whether the current lock-down will end on December 2nd or whether it will be extended. So it’s a tricky situation for audiences. Do you risk booking seats only to be disappointed and have to go through a refund process or do you resign yourself to staying home and only watching live streams? I’d take a chance on booking for this new piece, created by Chris Bush, Rebecca Frecknall and the company which says very emphatically that it is not a Corona play but rather one about isolation and connection and holding a candle to light the way through the darkness.”


"In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.”
(Bertolt Brecht)

This is not a Corona play.

This is a play about connection and isolation, about lighting a candle to see us through the longest night, about what we hold on to when we cannot hold each other.

Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall (Summer and Smoke, The Duchess of Malfi), playwright Chris Bush (Standing at the Sky’s Edge, Pericles) and a company of six performers devise a new production reflecting on a year of separation and the power of contact.

Date & time

Opening 02 Dec
Wed 2 Dec - Sat 9 Jan, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins


Almeida Theatre Islington N1 1TA London, UK · Get Directions
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