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Fagin’s Last Hour – The Civic, Barnsley

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Writer: James Hyland Director: Phil Lowe Reviewer: Ray Taylor This is a one-man show based on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist and adapted, produced and performed by James Hyland. Hyland has acted in a variety of one-man shows and has a particular fondness for Dickens, having also very successfully adapted A Christmas Carol. Anyone who only knows the story of Oliver ...

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A Christmas Carol – Rose Theatre, Kingston

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Writer: Charles Dickens Adaptor/Director: Ciaran McConville Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Most productions of A Christmas Carol tend to follow the same tried and tested formula. The bleakness of Ebenezer Scrooge’s life is realised in sparse austerity, while those of his less parsimonious acquaintances are characterised by jubilant dances and festive singing. Scrooge himself usually speaks in miserable monotone, whereas the voices ...

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Dickens Abridged – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer: Adam Long Director: Adam Long Choreography: Sally Brooks Reviewer: Ray Taylor Adam Long is a founding member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company and anyone who has seen their work will know what to expect from this show. Dickens Abridged is a fast-paced, witty gallop through the life and works of Charles Dickens in a madcap, exhilarating and extremely ingenious ...

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NEWS: Jim Broadbent leads Christmas Carol cast

Veteran actor Jim Broadbent is to return to the stage to play Ebenezer Scrooge in a new version ofA Christmas Carol this Christmas at the Noel Coward Theatre, London. The show will preview from 30 November. Adapted byPatrick Barlowfrom Charles Dickens' classic story, first published in 1843, Barlow's production ofA Christmas Carolwill bring some of Dickens' most memorable characters to ...

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A Christmas Carol – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Neil Bartlett Director: Gus Miller Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Alongside turkey and mince pies, Charles Dickens' tale of a miserly old Christmas hater getting his comeuppance has established itself as a permanent fixture in our seasonal celebrations. The story, also a clarion call for a more caring society, may well be over- familiar, but it can still stand up ...

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The Last Ride – Teachers’ Club, Dublin

Writers: Shane Nestor, Mike Foott &Michael Hartnett. Director: Shane Nestor Reviewer: Clara Mallon. Acting Up’s new play The Last Ride comes to the Teachers' Club, Parnell Square. Presenting a multitude of strange encounters on a train ride from Dublin to Cork, the audience are taken on a bumpy, but certainly never boring, journey. In the tone of Dickens’ A Christmas ...

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A Christmas Carol – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: Charles Dickens Adaptation:Neil Bartlett Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Callum Sergeant Callum, at 11 is the youngest member of The Public Reviews Scotland Team, a technical wiz he is also a talented photographer, here is his child's eye view of the Citizens Theatre's 2014 festive offering,A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge is a notoriously bitter old man determined not to let ...

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A Christmas Carol – Great Northern Playhouse, Manchester

Director: Thomas Bellerby Writer: Alexander Wright (based on the story by Charles Dickens) Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby   As the audience assemble in the ever re-configured Great Northern Playhouse, they are greeted with the austere exterior of Ebeneezer Scrooge’s residence, black door knocker pending transformation. A host arrives and reveals himself as the spirit of Jacob Marley and so the ...

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