A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol - As Told by Jacob Marley (Deceased)

OVERVIEW

 

Jacob Marley is dead and condemned to an eternity of carrying a heavy chain, forged in life; a life to which he can no longer return except to recount the tale of his miserly business partner, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the path that lead to his redemption. Through Marley’s words, we learn how three magical spirits opened Scrooge’s eyes and made him realise the true value of love and forgiveness.

 

Told from the perspective of Scrooge's deceased business partner, this award-winning stage adaptation has been hailed as the "definitive telling of A Christmas Carol" (Redditch Standard), and rated as one of "the top Christmas shows in London, Edinburgh and around the UK" (High 50 Culture). Recognised by The Queen for its part in Dickensian Scholarship, this "forcefully compelling masterpiece" (Manx Independent) delivers thrills, chills and excitement aplenty for all ages.

WINNER: BEST PERFORMER IN THEATRE

Fringe Report Awards, 2012

NOMINATED: LONDON THEATRE AWARD

London Awards for Art and Performance, 2012

Age Recommendation: 7+

CREATIVE TEAM

Actor/Adapter/Producer/Director

JAMES HYLAND

Costume/Make-up Designer

NICKI MARTIN-HARPER

 

Composer/Sound Designer

CHRIS WARNER

PRESS QUOTES

 

"a tremendous achievement... a wonder to watch"

Rating: ★★★★★

~Tom Dillon, PLAYS TO SEE

"Hyland is an extremely powerful presence... this is a masterful performance"

~Suzanne Hawkes, BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

"storytelling at its best... a memorable and astonishing production."

~Chris Omaweng, LONDON THEATRE 1

"heart in the mouth theatre in its finest form"

~John Nurden, SHEERNESS TIME GUARDIAN

"a forcefully compelling masterpiece... outstanding"

~Fiona McKenna, THE MANX INDEPENDENT