Smithills Hall has a treat in store for all the family this Christmas with a seasonal theatrical performance.
The atmospheric surroundings of this Grade 1 listed medieval hall will provide the backdrop for the play The Midwinter Soulstice: A Twisted Tale of Two Seasons.
Directed and produced by AtmosFEAR! Productions, the performance will take place in the Great Hall on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 December at 7pm and 8.30pm.
The performance is described as a mummer’s play and recreates the tradition of acting in disguise, using hats, headgear and face make-up.
In the middle ages, performers known as mummers or guisers would gather together to tell tales of life and death.
The tale of The Midwinter Soulstice will feature characters including OId Father Nick, Dr Dee and Beelzebub.
As well as the traditional themes of death and resurrection there will be a strong message of hope and celebration at Christmas – all of this delivered with great humour and wit.
Tickets for the performances are £8 for adults and £6 for children and concessions, available from the Albert Halls box office on 01204 334400.
Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult and audiences should be aware that performances include darkness and sudden loud noises.
People will be required to stand during the duration of the performances but chairs will be available for those who need them. Light refreshments can be purchased on the night.
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