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Forget Scrooge, it’s time to hear Marley’s side of the story…

By FirstOnTheWall - 22 November 2015 0

Craig Alexander as Marley in Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol

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

Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol by Tom Mula

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