A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
in a new adaptation by Patrick Barlow
Play - Holiday with Music
90 minutes with no intermission
This timeless classic gets a merry retelling in a world premiere adaptation by the creator of the Tony Award-winning hit The 39 Steps. Five actors portray all the memorable characters, exploring new facets of this canonical classic and breathing new life into the Dickens story you grew up with. Re-imagined with a fresh physicality, this “highly theatrical, sometimes comic, ultimately moving” adaptation is sure to brighten up your holidays.
*All media courtesy of the 2012 developmental production at the Delaware Theatre Company (Executive Director Bud Martin, directed by Joe Calarco)
Current NYC Production:
Originally performed with 5 cast members
3 Males / 2 Females*
*Script is available with or without actors playing instruments.
Actor One - Ebenezer Scrooge
Actor Two - Bob Cratchit, Marley, Tiny Tim, and others
Actor Three - Spirit of Christmas Present, Lavinia Bentham, and others
Actor Four - Spirit of Christmas Past, Mrs. Cratchit, and others
Actor Five - Spirit of Christmas Yet To Come, Frederick, George, and others
"A delightful fusion of thrills, chills, and happy nostalgia not to be missed!"
"An entrancing and enlightened way to get into [the] spirit of the season!"
"The most accessible version of the Charles Dickens classic that you will ever experience."
- The Record (Albany, NY: Capital Repertory Theatre, 2013 Licensee)
"A true treasure of holiday theatricality!"
- The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, OH: CATCO, 2013 Licensee)
"All the moments you love and expect, but with a charming twist that kicks the dust off the old story and brings it to life in a whole new way!"
- GreenvilleOnline.com (Greenville, SC: Centre Stage, 2013 Licensee)
"This isn't your father's 'A Christmas Carol.'"
- What Jasper Said (Columbia, SC: Trustus, 2013 Licensee)
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