A Christmas Carol – as told by Jacob Marley (Deceased)

This version of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol comes with a twist – it is told by the ghost of Jacob Marley, the miserly business partner of Ebenezer Scrooge who appears to Scrooge to warn him that he, Scrooge, will be visited by three spirits. Performer James Hyland is wonderful as Marley and as everyone else – he puts on the voices and mannerisms of all of the characters, creating a compelling performance.

Performing as the deceased Marley adds another dimension to the story, as we contrast the happy ending of Scrooge’s story with the eternal torment of Marley, who was not allowed a chance at redemption. The result is a darker version than usual with an unsettling ending – a hugely worthwhile piece.

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