AFTER two years, the Christmas carol experience is returning to venues.

This year, the experience is coming to Wimpole Road and St Mary's churches with carol singing and a narrated tale of Scrooge’s Christmas journey of redemption.

The Wimpole Road event is to raise much needed funds to support the work of the GO4 Café on the Recreation Ground, all proceeds will be donated to GO4 Café.

Pepi Sanchez, enterprise director at GO4 Café on the Rec said: “As we approach the festive season, the support of our local community is needed more than ever to help us provide festive food packages for the families we support, many of which we have supported for many years.

“We are very excited to see you at the performance and thank you in advance for your generous support.”

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Singers in unison at the Christmas carol experienceSingers in unison at the Christmas carol experience

The Christmas Carol Experience is in its fifth year of performances, and the return follows last year’s covid cancelled performances.

Regardless, the cast found a way to bring Christmas to Zoom screens across the UK, Europe, and the US with an online performance.

Adam Henriksen and Joseph Rawlings, performers, story editors and music producers said: “For us, Christmas isn’t Christmas until we have revisited Scrooge.

“After a year when we have all reassessed the things that matter most to us; and especially reflecting on the value of having family and friends around us, we are so pleased to bring back Dickens’ story of Scrooge’s own journey to discovering what really matters most, especially at Christmas but really all year round.”

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Joseph Rawlings narrates Scrooge's storyJoseph Rawlings narrates Scrooge's story

The company is booking this year’s shows at a lower capacity to make people more comfortable and encourages people to arrive in masks.

The experience comes to Wimpole Road Church, Colchester on Friday, December 17.

Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 6.30pm.

Manningtree residents can see the show on Thursday, December 16 at St Mary’s Church in Wix.

Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £12.50 per person and the show runs for an hour and 20 minutes with no interval.

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