The Christmas Carol- Steam Punk Style

A Christmas Carol – Steampunk style

The Charles Dickens classic story of Ebeneezer Scrooge is re-told with a twist, cogs and gears. Everything you’d expect from the well-loved story but told in a way you’ve never seen before.

So Steampunk, what’s that? Think science fiction, the old fashioned way: anachronistic technology driven by steam, brass goggles, intrepid inventors and some of the greatest top hats you will ever see.

This show is ideal for families, groups of friends, lovers of Steampunk and the curious who are keen to see something fresh, creative and fun. For further information please visit nelsonrepertory.org.nz

November 2018 – get your top hats ready.

Important Dates

Show Dates :15- 17th November, 22-25th November

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Nelson Repertory proudly presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL-STEAM PUNK STYLE.

Deck the halls with cogs and holly
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Our Christmas Carol will be jolly
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Don we now steam punk apparel
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Buy tickets from Theatre Royal
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Okay so I better stick to my day job rather than write Christmas carols, but why I’m reaching out to you all is to tell you about an amazing show – A Christmas Carol- Steam Punk style.which will shortly be on at Theatre Royal Nelson.

A Christmas Carol is a much loved classic but we’ve given it a twist.We have some very talented local performers who have been working hard so they can deliver an enjoyable,entertaining and heart warming show just for you.The show is suitable for children.

We would love to see you there and it would be tremendous if you could buy your tickets now- we would hate if you missed it.

Tickets can be bought from Theatre Royal,
www.theatreroyalnelson.co.nz

and we have some great prices for groups of 4 or more.Show dates : Opening night Thursday 15th November,shows also on Friday and Saturday and then again on Thursday 22nd,Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th

Also for lovers of steam punk come along in your steam punk gear on opening night and win prizes.

Nelson Repertory will give all proceeds from A Christmas Carol- Steam Punk Style catalogue sales to Hospice Nelson.

Enrolments roll in for weird and wonderful Nelson Masked Parade

A Christmas Carol Steampunk Style cast member Nick Gastrell in the steampunk-style mask and clothing he intends to wear for the 2018 Masked Parade.
A Christmas Carol Steampunk Style cast member Nick Gastrell in the steampunk-style mask and clothing he intends to wear for the 2018 Masked Parade.

Enrolments are approaching 2000 already for the 2018 Masked Parade, the popular finale to the annual Nelson Arts Festival.

Amanda Raine, of the arts festival team, said people could enrol until October 24 for the free event, which was scheduled to bring a blaze of colour to central Nelson on October 26.

The theme for the parade this year was “Weird and Wonderful”, which provided plenty of scope for parade participants to let their imaginations run free.

A group from Nelson Repertory Theatre is set to take part in the parade wearing steampunk-style clothing and masks.
A group from Nelson Repertory Theatre is set to take part in the parade wearing steampunk-style clothing and masks.

“We try to have theme that encourages creativity, encourages music and performance,” Raine said.

A group from Nelson Repertory Theatre is set to take part in steampunk-style costumes and masks. This subgenre of science fiction, inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery, is becoming increasing popular, encompassing many areas of the arts including fashion and literature. A Steampunk New Zealand Festival at Oamaru draws bigger crowds each year

Nick Gastrell is expected to be one of thousands taking part in the parade on October 26.
Nick Gastrell is expected to be one of thousands taking part in the parade on October 26.

The team from Nelson Repertory Theatre are due to stage A Christmas Carol Steampunk Style in November, bringing Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Scrooge to life with the colour and fun of subgenre – think Victorian-style clothing, top hats, vintage goggles and bits of machinery.

Some members of the cast and crew gathered this month for a mask-making workshop in preparation for the parade.

For other would-be participants, there’s a public mask-making workshop on Saturday at Community Art Works on Achilles Ave in Nelson from 10am to 2pm.

Raine said people who were keen to attend just needed to “bring themselves and their ideas”.

The parade, which drew more than 3500 participants in 2017 including many school groups, is due to kick off at 5.30pm on October 26 from Montgomery Square, winding its way along several central Nelson streets. The carnivale, which includes music, street performances and food stalls, is due to run until 10pm. Enrolments for the parade can be made online via nelsonartsfestival.co.nz for the family-friendly event.

Now in its 24th year, the Nelson Arts Festival begins on October 11. A Christmas Carol Steampunk Style is to be staged at the Theatre Royal in Nelson from November 15-17 and 22-24.

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