The return of the musical celebration on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage
By Dylan Thomas
Adapted and Directed by Charlotte Moore
Music Supervision by John Bell
Music Direction by David Hancock Turner
With Kerry Conte, Ali Ewoldt, Jay Aubrey Jones, Kylie Kuioka, Dan Macke, and Ashley Robinson
December 1 – December 31, 2022
This chamber musical based on Thomas’s prose-poem is beautifully sung and charmingly acted…it’s the equivalent of a perfect little stocking stuffer. — Talkin’ Broadway
This December, Irish Rep offers up the sixth special return of its joyous holiday classic, Dylan Thomas’s iconic A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Charlotte Moore’s musical adaptation of this “never to be forgotten day at the end of the unremembered year” features heartwarming contemporary and traditional Christmas music interwoven with the popular story of that snowy Christmas Day in Wales.
The New York Times described this production as “a cavalcade of imagery and sensation … the descriptions of treats and toys are evocative [and] the carols appealingly sung. This sweet show conjures up plenty of goodwill toward men.” And the Wall Street Journal called it “irresistible…It warms the heart like a blazing Yule log.”
A Child’s Christmas in Wales returns to the Irish Rep stage for the sixth time this holiday season. Charlotte Moore premiered this adaptation in 2002 as part of A Celtic Christmas. The Associated Press said of a subsequent run in 2010, that the production “leave[s] the audience feeling as though they’re tucked inside a cozy, musical snowglobe.” The production was revived, by popular demand, for the 2011, 2015, and 2018 holiday seasons.
Read the performance program here!
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Watch the Trailer here:
Press from previous productions:
“An atmosphere fit for a picture print by Currier and Ives… Just let it warm you inside like a cup of hot cocoa and take in the spirit of the holidays.” – Theatermania
“cozy and sweet and funny and warm” – The New Yorker
“A cavalcade of imagery and sensation … The descriptions of treats and toys are evocative, the carols appealingly sung, the cast charming. This sweet show conjures plenty of good will toward men.” – The New York Times
“irresistible… it warms the heart like a blazing Yule log.” – The Wall Street Journal