How does a solo performer bring all the characters in Charles Dickens’ festive classic to life for A (One-Man) Christmas Carol? Some of the answer lay in the production images below. Take a look, then book your tickets!
The solo adaptation of the famous tale, by Jud Charlton and Paulo Serra, runs at the Hen & Chickens Theatre from 11-21 December 2019.
London. 1843. Christmas Eve. Despite the cold and widespread poverty of the time, people’s joy fills the streets resounding with Christmas songs. That evening everyone seems happy, apart from Ebenezer Scrooge, one of the richest and unhappiest men in town. Enslaved by his own selfishness and so miserable that he would not spend even a penny for himself, Christmas is just a waste of time for Scrooge. However, that very night the spirit world decides to pay him a visit. From that Christmas on, Scrooge is never be the same.
Originally published on 19 December 1843, the first edition of Dickens’ novella sold out by Christmas Eve. By the end of the following year, a further 13 editions had been printed.
Charlton’s A (One-Man) Christmas Carol was previously seen at the Etcetera Theatre in 2017, when London Pub Theatres described the production as “a delight to watch”.
A (One-Man) Christmas Carol runs at the Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul’s Rd, Highbury, London N1 2NA from 11 to 21 December 2019, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, matinees Saturdays and Sundays 2.30pm. Tickets are priced £11.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
A (One-Man) Christmas Carol production gallery