See a twist on an iconic festive classic – in this female version of A Christmas Carol.
Join York-based adult storyteller Sasha Parker for a night to remember, as she tells her story of female struggle, female generational trauma and female empowerment alongside her own cast of female only characters.
A Christmas Carol Retold is being performed at The Black Swan, Peasholme Green on Sunday (10 December) at 6pm and Lapin, Balmoral Terrace on Saturday 16 December at 7pm.
Earlier this year at a writer’s conference, Sasha met the last known Drut’syla, Shonaleigh Cumbers. In the Yiddish tradition, a Drut’syla is a woman, a storyteller, and usually a grandmother who teaches her granddaughter the ways of the world through oral storytelling.
After undergoing training with Shonaleigh and with her own background in creative writing, Sasha launched her Women Witches Warriors Adult Storytelling Walking Tour in York.
The walking tour is a 90-minute one-woman performance in which Sasha embodies the women of York from across the eras.
“I hope to inspire and empower the modern day woman through the power of story,” said Sasha. “Retelling stories which have long since been told by men – I believe it’s high time for a female narrative.”
Sasha then founded Femme Fatale Faerytales following her collaboration with the Grand Opera House in August, when Sasha brought Lilith, Adam’s first wife to the stage to tell her side of the story.
Now she’s set to bring her female version of the Charles Dickens classic to the stage.
“They’ll make the perfect Christmas present for the modern day woman,” said Sasha.
Tickets for A Christmas Carol Retold at The Black Swan are £10 and are available here. Tickets at Lapin, York are £25 and include three glasses of mulled wine (non-alcoholic option available) and a mince pie – get them here.