A CHRISTMAS CAROL - as told by Jacob Marley (DECEASED)

Brother Wolf Productions, United Kingdom

Courtesy of Brother Wolf Productions

Press Release

WINNER - Best Performer in Theatre (Fringe Report Awards 2012)
NOMINATED - London Theatre Award (London Awards for Art and Performance 2012)

Brother Wolf presents
A Christmas Carol - As told By Jacob Marley (deceased)
Adapted and performed by James Hyland
Music by Chris Warner

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.

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.

Praise for 'A Christmas Carol – As told by Jacob Marley (deceased)':

"a tremendous achievement... a wonder to watch" ★★★★★ (Plays To See)
"Hyland is an extremely powerful presence... this is a masterful performance" (British Theatre Guide)
"storytelling at its best... a memorable and astonishing production." (London Theatre 1)
"heart in the mouth theatre in its finest form" (Sheerness Times Guardian)
"a forcefully compelling masterpiece... outstanding" (Manx Independent)
"Hyland has hooked us in with his magnetic solo performance" (St Albans Review)
"as Charles Dickens intended it... Imaginative and captivating" (High 50 Culture)
"an incredible one man performance... a master class in acting" (Lanelli Star)
"riveting acting... stunning voice work... unforgettable" (The Stage)
"thrilling... Hyland's versatility and physicality are astounding" (UK Theatre Network)
"masterful storytelling... a production which enthrals at every point" (A Younger Theatre)
"a work of art, and one that must be seen... thoroughly recommended" (The Dr Bird)
"Wonderful storytelling... clever, funny and powerful" (Remotegoat)
"astonishingly powerful... extraordinary acting" (The Public Reviews)
"astonishing acting... a vibrant re-imagination of the classic" (Extra! Extra!)
"chilling, humorous, surprising... Powerful theatre indeed" (The York Press)
"Hyland is an immensely powerful actor... the kids were riveted" (The Independent)
"as Dickens intended... powerful, thought-provoking... definitive" (Redditch Standard)
"the physical performance was exceptional... A classic story performed superbly" (Cumbria Guide)

TRAILER 1: http://youtu.be/sKDhj92jCXs
TRAILER 2: https://youtu.be/D4Kg-msBR24

WEBSITE: www.brotherwolf.org.uk
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RUNNING TIME: 75 minutes (no interval)
Parental discretion advised for children under seven.

Tour Dates:
DEC 4 @ 8pm CREWE - LYCEUM THEATRE Heath Street, Crewe, CW1 2DA 0343 3100050 www.crewelyceum.co.uk

DEC 10 @ 8pm LONDON - ARTSDEPOT 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London, N12 0GA 0208 369 5454 www.artsdepot.co.uk

DEC 23 @ 7.30pm LONDON - OLD RED LION THEATRE 418 St John Street, London, Islington, EC1V 4NJ https://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/AChristmasCarol.html

DEC 24 @ 7.30pm LONDON - OLD RED LION THEATRE 418 St John Street, London, Islington, EC1V 4NJ https://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/AChristmasCarol.html

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