For the holiday season, the Strand Theatre presents a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ classic story “A Christmas Carol” by House Manager Liz McLeod. The reading is available to hear for free, by streaming from the Strand website or as a podcast on Spotify, Stitcher, or Apple Podcast platforms.

“It’s our special Christmas gift to you – a Strand Theatre exclusive,” according to McLeod, who is also a veteran radio performer. “We’ll be bringing the true spirit – in fact, all three of the true holiday spirits – to vivid life in this reading of ‘A Christmas Carol.’ It’s just the thing for family listening!” Condensed from Dickens’ own reading abridgment, the 64-minute audio presentation will be accented by McLeod’s nearly two dozen distinctive voice characterizations.

For more information, visit the Strand Theatre website at or call (207) 594-0070. The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main St.