Announcment of Cancellation of "A Christmas Carol" Shows for 2021
With great regret, Open House Theatre have made the difficult decision to cancel our public performances of A Christmas Carol for 2021.
The decision was especially hard to make, given that we had recently received hopeful news about being able to proceed with shows in the latter half of December as the nationwide lockdown regulations begin to ease.
There are of course, many people involved in making a professional theatre show the spectacle that it deserves to be, and unfortunately with the current rules regarding people who have had contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID, it has proven impossible for us to work sufficiently with everyone that we need to prepare for what would have been a short run of shows in the coming days.
To alleviate any concern, the health and well-being of the cast and crew are of course our highest priority, and everyone involved in the show is currently in good health. Nevertheless, as "Grade 1 contact persons" must remain in quarantine for a certain length of time regardless of vaccine status or PCR results, putting on our performances at this late stage has become unfeasible.
We are sorry to disappoint everyone who was looking forward to seeing the show this year after missing out last year, but we have considered this decision from various perspectives, and we believe that it is the best option that is available to us.
This doesn't mean that all our hard work will go to waste this Christmas! The people of Open House Theatre are working on ways to showcase the production that we have dedicated ourselves to this winter, and we will update you as soon as we can if an alternative way to see the show (such as via streaming or on demand video) becomes available.
We wish you a wonderful Christmas time, most of all full of health and high spirits, and we hope to see you next time we raise our stage curtain, whenever that may be.
Your Open House Theatre team.
PS: If you have bought tickets to the show we will contact you in due time to refund your tickets.