STORIES WORTH TELLING
A Christmas Carol

"Bah Humbug!"

The timeless tale of the mean-spirited, miserly old man named Ebenezer Scrooge, who - on one, cold Christmas Eve - is visited by three ghosts that show him the wrongdoings of his ways.

After last year's pandemic related must-skip we are officially back with the 35th anniversary of this beloved Viennese tradition. This old-fashioned, traditional production will not fail to put you into the Christmas mood, allowing you to escape reality for a couple of hours.

When?

04 - 22 DECEMBER 2021
19:30

Where?

KIP. Kunst im Prückel
Biberstraße 2
1010 Vienna

Tickets

Ticket sales are currently suspended.

Covid-19 Safety Protocol

For your and our safety we will adhere to the current regulations of the city of Vienna. Please keep in mind that regulations are subject to change. If they do, we will keep you informed.

  • Current regulations for Vienna only allow 2G for cultural events.
  • In order to be granted access to the event we will check your "Grüner Pass" or your immunization card.
  • For your pass to be valid you need to be either
    • fully vaccinated or
    • have a valid status of "recovered".
  • Antigen/Rapid tests and PCR tests are not valid.
  • There will be a maximum of 100 people in the audience.
  • Wearing your mask throughout the performance is mandatory.
  • All of our staff on and off stage is vaccinated.
  • Front of house crew will be wearing masks at all times.
  • We kindly ask you to keep some distance to other guests whenever possible.

Performances

Sat, December 04, 2021 19:30 Booking not yet available
Tue, December 07, 2021 19:30 Booking not yet available
Wed, December 08, 2021 19:30 Booking not yet available
Thu, December 09, 2021 19:30 Booking not yet available
Fri, December 10, 2021 19:30 Booking not yet available
Sat, December 11, 2021 19:30 Booking not yet available
Tue, December 14, 2021 19:30 Booking not yet available
Wed, December 15, 2021 19:30 Booking not yet available
Thu, December 16, 2021 19:30 Booking not yet available
Fri, December 17, 2021 19:30 Booking not yet available
Sat, December 18, 2021 19:30 Booking not yet available
Tue, December 21, 2021 19:30 Booking not yet available
Wed, December 22, 2021 19:30 Booking not yet available

Cast

© Alexander Müller

Robert Chionis | Scrooge

Robert is thrilled to return to Open House Theatre for A Christmas Carol. Prior to the Great Cultural Darkness, he appeared as Alexei Schukow in the world premiere of Alexander Bnok Wagendristel’s Ewiger Frieden with the Sirene Operntheater. Pre-pandemic acting roles include Cupid in The Eight: Reindeer Monologues with Thiasus Productions (2018), Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol with Open House Theater (2019) and Karak in A Bed Full of Foreigners with Vienna Theatre Project’s “Arts for Charity” (2020).

Born in Chicago, Robert studied at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music and the University of Houston and began his career as an opera singer. In addition to his opera appearances, he also performed in numerous musical productions at the beginning of his career, and soon developed into an all-rounder. His European debut was in the role of Tarquinius in Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia with the Wiener Taschenoper. With the music association LA PRIMA VOLTA, he has performed in numerous concerts featuring classical, operetta and musical repertoire, as well as several Other Broadway Love Stories duet programs with Lenneke Willemsen.

He is also author of several jukebox musicals which were performed in Theater Akzent by the students of Broadway Connection, as well as Surviving Love, his “One-Man-Show with Music”, which he has performed in several theatres in Vienna (including Amerika Haus under the auspices of the US Embassy), New York, and Chicago.


© Stefan Nuetzel

Patrick Lamb | Cratchit & others

Patrick began performing as a comedian in 2013, in Vienna, with his first solo show, 'The Tao of Beer'. His second time ever on stage was in front of 730 people as the warm-up act for Dylan Moran, when the Irishman came to the Vienna Gartenbaukino with his programme, 'Yeah, Yeah'.
Patrick continued to perform 'The Tao of Beer' and in June 2015 premiered his second solo programme, 'WTF?', again to a sold-out audience.

In 2016, Dave Thompson and Patrick Lamb began producing a monthly Vienna English Comedy Night, with Patrick as regular host.
'Gossip', a third solo programme, premiered in autumn 2016.

Outside Austria, Patrick has performed in Ljubljana and Zagreb to raise money for homeless charities, as well as at a regular Budapest comedy night and the Sziget festival.

He works regularly as a voiceover for advertising and corporate film.
Clients include: ÖBB Nightjet, HIPP Organic, Voestalpine, BMW, VW, Deutsche Bahn, Greenpeace, Österreich Tourismus and Swarovski.

Patrick is now sidling stealthily into ‘serious theatre’, hoping nobody will notice, apart from when they are supposed to…and has occasionally appeared on Austrian television when journalists need to ask a British person…"This Brexit thing...have you all lost your minds?“


© Severin Koller

Lukas Müller | Fred & others

Lukas grew up in St. Michael im Lungau, where he had his first contact with singing through Maria Hauser. He completed his training at MuK Vienna (formerly Konservatorium der Stadt Wien) and received his degree for "Musical Theatre“.

His first major role was “The Padre” in “The Man of La Mancha”. His artistic endeavours have already taken him to the OVAL (Salzburg), the Theater der Jugend (Vienna), the Volksoper Vienna, the Wiener Festwochen, the Theater im Zentrum, the Pfefferberg Theater (Berlin), and the Schmidtchen (Hamburg).

Lukas’ first contact with Open House theatre was STRAIGHT, were he played the lead character Ben.


© Anna Stöcher

Nicola Segur | Mrs. Cratchit & others

Nicola was born in New York and did her best to retain her bilingual nature despite the family’s move to Austria. She was first introduced to the stage at the age of nine, and after getting the chance to be on stage for a production in the Landestheater Linz, she gave up on university and instead completed her musical theatre education in Vienna. 

Since then she has performed mostly in english language productions such as Laundry and Bourbon, the musical Nine, and Jack Mormon. 

Nicola has been working with Open House Theatre regularly over the years in previous productions such as The Importance of Being Earnest, Much Ado about Nothing and multiple children’s shows. Not to mention of course the yearly harbinger of christmas cheer, without which no year seems quite complete - here in A Christmas Carol.


© Marie Noel

Lisa Sigismondi | Ghost of Christmas Past & others

Lisa was born and raised in Vorarlberg. After completing her Matura, she moved to Vienna to study acting. She graduated from the bilingual acting school Filmacademy in 2017 and has worked as an actor and assistant director.

Lisa had her English language theatre debut in “Power, Fame & Sex” as the character of Sex, which was staged in Vienna and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has also been part of Open House Theatre’s production of “An Inspector Calls” playing Sheila Birling.

She was the assistant director of “Helver’s Nacht” that deals with fascism and disability and was the assistant director and a cast member of “Täter” which tackles the topic of childhood sexual abuse. Her other acting roles include Thomas Jonigk’s “Täter” (Tochter), Hugo Hofmansthal’s “Jedermann” (mother’s companion), Fabio Zoccola’s “Regained Paradise Lost” (Protagonist C), Thor Truppel’s “Wo ist Miss Froy?” (Iris Heine) and others.

She most recently appeared as Carla Trettner at the Wiener Kultursommer in Jakob Schindler-Scholz and Thomas Lohninger’s interactive play “Kontrolle ist gut”.


© Marisa Vranjes

Julia Stipsits | Ghost of Christmas Present & others

Julia is an Austrian born actress and writer. Her passion for English literature and drama made her move to London, where she graduated from The Drama Centre.

However, Julia also lived and worked in the USA and Ireland, and sometimes suspects she was born with the wrong mother-tongue.

Her previous international stage performances include “Low in the Dark”, “A Christmas Carol”, “The Fall of Alice” and “Everyman”.

While Julia’s balanced poise often gives away her former dancer background, it is her published children’s books that reflect her love for vivid storytelling as much as her acting does.


Crew

Robert G. Neumayr
Director

Jessica Bannister-Pearce
Light Designer

Raoul Rettberg
Set Designer