Front Door Theatre in association with Derby Theatre presents

A Christmas Carol

Sat 26 Nov – Fri 23 Dec, 2022
A 15-minute doorstep adventure for little ones aged 4-9 and their families!

Live Theatre on Your Doorstep!

From the makers that brought you Twas the Night Before Christmas.

A Christmas Carol is a mini magical theatre experience, on your very own doorstep. Put on your cosy slippers, wrap up in your cuddliest blanket and settle down for a festive treat, without having to leave your home!

Front Door Theatre tells the classic Charles Dickens story of a miserable old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. Will they cheer the miserable old miser up and bring festive joy this Christmas?

Combined with a magical score and flavoured with some classic Christmas carols, we bring Dickens famous ghost story to your very front door!

A Christmas Carol is a Front Door Theatre Production, in association with Derby Theatre.

Supported by Arts Council England.

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You book a 1 hour slot, and we will arrive and perform the show on your doorstep within the time slot you booked. For example, if you book the 4pm time slot, we will arrive between 4pm – 5pm to perform the show.  (Similar to a supermarket/amazon delivery, except we deliver a show!)

When booking a slot, you will need to provide us with the following information, Name, Address, mobile number. If your billing address details are different from the address you would like us to perform at, then please contact with your booking details and state the correct address. A parent, carer or guardian over the age of 18 will need to be present at all times during the performance.

£15 for the household

Anyone can book the show who lives within a 5 or 8-mile radius of Derby City Centre depending on which day you book.

Monday – Friday performances available to families who live within 5 miles of Derby City Centre. (Within the circle on the map. Postcodes beginning DE1, DE2, DE21, DE22, DE23, DE24, DE3, DE5, DE56, DE6, DE65, DE7, DE72, DE73, DE74, DE99)

A map of Derby with a blue circle marking a 5-mile radius.

Saturday and Sunday performances available to families who live within 8 miles of Derby City Centre. (Within the outer circle on the map DE1, DE15, DE2, DE21, DE22, DE23, DE24, DE3, DE5, DE56, DE6, DE65, DE7, DE72, DE73, DE74, DE75, DE99, NG10, NG9, S11

A map of Derby with a blue circle marking a 8-mile radius.

We will not enter your home, unless agreed. We will perform outside, but as close as possible to your front door. The show is designed to be as close to your door frame as possible. If the weather doesn’t allow for us to perform outside, then we can perform inside with your permission.

For the safety of our performers, we are unable to perform on steps. We require approximately 1.5 metres of flat space in front of your door. If you have 1 or 2 standard steps leading to your door, but space in front of the steps, then this should be fine. Any more than 2 steps then we wouldn’t be able to perform at this door. Do you have another outside door we could use?

If your door leads directly onto a public footpath, we will need to ensure there is enough room to perform and allow the general public to pass by.

We are unable to perform in a block of flats.


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Kate Spencer

Kate is a Nottinghamshire based actor, theatre maker, and a New Associate of New Perspectives Theatre Company.

Credits include: Coronation Street (ITV: Regular), Sky Comedy Rep (Birmingham Rep/Sky Studios), Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (UK Tour and West End),Assemble Here: Buttons (Theatre by the Lake), Broken Instruments (Open Road Productions), Frost/Nixon (Crucible Theatre), Doctors (BBC), Great Expectations (Derby Theatre), The Gingerbread Man (Jacksons Lane/Hiccup Theatre).

Kate is so excited to be part of Front Door Theatre’s playful production this Christmas, bringing theatre to the community and the doors of Derby.

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Abigail Pidgeon

Abigail is an actor, singer and teacher based in Nottingham; she graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in September 2018 with an MA in Acting.

Most recently, she played Bagheera in an immersive version of The Jungle Book and last year performed alongside Vicky McClure in Sirloin Films’ Good Grief. Abigail is also a New Associate with theatre company New Perspectives and is developing her own one-woman show about love, loss and online dating.