A DRAMA group is set to perform a festive favourite of 'A Christmas Carol'.

The Crown Players in Humsaugh is a community drama group which has been running since 2016.

This year the group returns to perform 'A Christmas Carol' from Wednesday, December 8 to Saturday, December 11 2021 at Humsaugh village hall.

Originally written by Charles Dickens in 1842 the story captures a tale of a greedy miser who, through the intervention of various ghosts, is finally led to redemption. In this modern stage version, Charles Dickens'cl assic tale is made to feel brand new again.

The Crown Players is chaired by Diana Linnett, who is also directing this year's performance.

Diana said this is something that this play is something she has wanted to do for a long time, she said: "We had originally planned to do this show for Christmas 2020 and are delighted that, finally, a year later, we have been able to get together to work on a joint endeavour – an experience which feels so much more special after lockdowns and covid restrictions.

"We hope that this show will help to get our audiences into the Christmas Spirit, something which we were unable to do last year."

The Crown Players have extended the production to include as many people as wish to take part.

Diana said: "Anyone who said they would like to be involved, i find something for them to do.

"Where there may not be a crowd scene in the script we will do a crowd scene so that gives people the opportunity to be involved and really so it becomes something that belongs to the community."

This year the show is being run over four nights, this is to allow for a limited number of seats each night to ensure that there is no overcrowding.

Tickets for the production are selling out fast, tickets can be purchased from the Humshaugh village shop or on eventbrite.com.

From Wednesday to Friday, tickets for children are £5 and tickets for adults are £8 and tickets for Saturday night at £10 each and will include refreshments.