NIGHTSHADE Productions are mounting their now traditional production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and once more the peripatetic York company have alighted on a new location.

After the cobbled street of Kirkgate in York Castle Museum last year, Nightshade's sixth year of Dickensian theatre is being staged in the grounds of the historic Holy Trinity Church on Goodramgate and the streets beyond.

Presented in conjunction with the Churches Conservation Trust, the perennially popular festive tale comes to life anew in Nightshade's characteristic immersive promenade theatre style in a suitably atmospheric location in the heart of the city.

Guests will follow Ebenezer Scrooge around the church and graveyard as he encounters several mysterious apparitions while visiting the grave of his friend Jacob Marley on Christmas Eve in performances that start at 7pm nightly until December 21.

Gary Walker leads the cast as Scrooge, joined by Chris Jay as Jacob Marley; Lee Martyn, Bob Cratchit; Gemma Louise Keane, Mrs Cratchit; Adam Sowter, Fred; Kassandra Smith, Sarah; Dawn Bush, Mrs Fezziwig; Jake Telfer and Evie Jones, the charity workers, and Nightshade's managing director, Damien Freddi, as Charles Dickens.

Nightshade's past locations for A Christmas Carol have included the city streets and Newgate (now Shambles) Market in 2012, York Guildhall's council chamber in 2013 and a former school and sports outfitters' shop at Number 17, Colliergate, in 2014.

Tickets are on sale at £15, concessions £10, children £8, in person from Holy Trinity Church or at Access to the churchyard will be available from 6.30 pm, and as some scenes take place outside, guests are advised to wrap up warm.

During the daytime, up to December 21 too, Nightshade are giving a tour of Christmas through the ages at Holy Trinity at 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm and 4.15pm.