A Christmas Carol
Adaptation and New Lyrics by Timothy Knapman
Co-Conceived and Directed by Charlotte Conquest
Based on the story by Charles Dickens
Carols Arranged by Alex Silverman
The miser Ebenezer Scrooge is headed for the same dreadful fate as his late partner Jacob Marley when one Christmas Eve night, Marley’s ghost visits him with an offer of salvation. The Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come will show him how the magic of Christmas can redeem even him.
A chorus of carol singers sing traditional carols but with rewritten lyrics to help tell Scrooge’s story.
North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford; December 2011
Directed by Charlotte Conquest
Designed by Neil Irish
“This striking Creation Theatre adaptation... this fine show” Nick Utechin, The Oxford Times
“works a treat... A Christmas show to warm the heart of any miser” The Stage
✭✭✭✭✭ “fantastically atmospheric... wonderfully inventive... This is what theatre should be, inventive, witty and filled with great storytelling” UK Theatre Web
“First class... worked perfectly... full of comedy... the audience were in hysterics... one of the most enjoyable shows of the year, don’t miss out” Daily Info, Oxford
A piece of cogent, imaginative theatre. It’s the overall ensemble of Charlotte Conquest’s physically inventive production, with its industrial background and sense of Scrooge undergoing a psychological process, which make this show distinctive. Brilliant.
✭✭✭✭✭ Reviews Gate