Friday, 3 December 2010

A Christmas Carol

For those with an eye for these things, many of you may have noticed that it's been a bit chilly lately. That's because Christmas is a-coming. And what better way to spend it, than watching Nicola Hollinshead perform in a cast of thousands in a revival of "A Christmas Carol" at the Lion and Unicorn in Kentish Town. It previews on 7th & 8th of December, with the Press Night on Thursday 9th. It's a long run too, into January, ending on Saturday 8th January. Fun starts at 7.30, and there are weekend matiness at 3.

Here's the blurb:

"There is an Ebenezer Scrooge in each of us; it is the lonely part of ourselves that hasn't yet learnt that love is a thing to share not own. We have been living too long in a credit Scrooged world and this current, global melt down is the consequence of our Ebenezer greed.

Using the classic words of Charles Dickens and underscored with traditional and new, original carols, 22 actors tell an unforgettable story in a way that you've never seen before; experience this new CHRISTMAS CAROL and be redeemed…forever".

UPDATE: The reviews are universally positive.

Here's the Ham and High:

"This is bound to be the hit of the Christmas season".

Broadway World:

"It is theatre at its simplest. And it is simply brilliant".

The Islington Gazette:

"Even the most jaded Scrooges will be charmed by the energetic retelling of this old yuletide yarn".

The British Theatre Guide:

"Your critics see an awful lot of Christmas Carols - and some of them are truly awful. This is one of the best taking a fresh and invigorating approach to telling the well-loved story".

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