One of the world’s best known Christmas Stories is coming to the stage but it’s not quite the way you remember it.
“Scrooge? I have to redeem old Scrooge? The one man I knew who was worse than I was? Impossible.”
So begins the real story behind Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – the story of Jacob Marley’s heroic behind-the-scenes efforts to save old Scrooge’s soul – and in the process, save his own. Aided by a malicious little hell-sprite with an agenda of his own, their hilarious journey takes them from the Jaws of Death to the Mouth of Hell – and beyond.
Unafraid of the demanding nature of performing over a dozen characters solo, Craig Alexander has accepted the challenge of presenting Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol as “A Show In a Suitcase”; with all sound, lighting and set changes happening seamlessly on stage (by Craig) as he tells the story. A story produced only with items pulled from a suitcase.
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula is an entertaining, dark and an often humorous look at the side of A Christmas Carol not told by Dickens. It will be playing at The Street Theatre (27 – 29 November) before heading to the Depot Theatre in Sydney (18 – 19 December).
More information and tickets at www.marleyschristmascarol.com