© James Hyland 1998-2018
'A Christmas Carol - As told by Jacob Marley (deceased)' was first presented in London at The Hob Theatre on 8 December 2009. Following these performances the production toured London for several weeks. Proceeds from four of the performances were donated to charities, including Great Ormond Street Hospital, Care for the Wild and Connection at St Martins-in-the-Fields.
The production was revived on 27 November 2010 beginning a sell-out tour of the UK in the heart of London's West End. As with the preliminary tour, four of the performances were donated to charitable causes, including West London Churches Homeless Concern, The Manna Society and The Robes Project. Two of these performances took place at St Luke’s Church in Kensington, the tallest church in London, in which Dickens was married, and St George the Martyr in Southwark, in which the author set several scenes of the novel ‘Little Dorrit’.
A third consecutive tour of the UK began on 15 November 2011 at Oldham Coliseum, breaking box office records at The McCarthy Studio in The Stephen Joseph Theatre, and going on to sell-out all of its twenty-five performances across Britain. Performance venues have included Harrogate Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Royal Spa Centre, Guildhall Theatre, Artsdepot, Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, The Stockport Plaza, and The Rochester Dickensian Christmas Festival.
Prior to its fourth successful nationwide tour, the production and its creator, James Hyland, were honoured in 2012 with the award for Best Performer in Theatre (Fringe Report Awards 2012) and a nomination for The London Theatre Award (London Awards for Art and Performance 2012), as well as official recognition from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, received at Buckingham Palace in the presence of the Royal Family.
A fifth consecutive tour of the UK began on 24 October 2013 at the Canterbury Festival and completed its sell-out run at Trinity Theatre on 20 December 2013.
Its sixth consecutive tour began on 16 November 2014 at the Kenneth More Theatre and once again toured the breadth of the UK completing its run in Kent, of which the proceeds were donated to Bromley Winter Night Shelter.
Another nationwide tour followed in 2015 with proceeds donated again to Bromley Winter Night Shelter.
The award-winnng production returned to the stage for its eighth tour in 2016 and will begin its ninth run in London at New Wimbledon Theatre on 24 November 2017, ending on 13 December at Theatrau Sir Gar, Wales.
A Christmas Carol - As told by Jacob Marley (deceased)
Based on the novella 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens
Adapted, Produced and Performed by James Hyland