Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - 2019
YEAR 7 - Europe
December 5, 6 & 7
The Tea House Theatre, London - http://www.teahousetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/
December 8, 9, & 10
The Mission Theatre, Bath - https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/charles-dickens-a-christmas-carol/
December 11 & 12 - Basel
Bakuba - presented by Upstart Entertainment - www.ticketino.com - and for information www.upstart-entertainment.ch
December 13 to 15 - Dusseldorf
English Theater Dusseldorf - https://www.english-theatre-duesseldorf.de/tickets
December 17 - Newry
The Sean Hollywood Arts Centre - for tickets please call 028 3031 3180 or email email@example.com
Republic of Ireland
December 19 - Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim
The Glens Centre - https://glenscentre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873609619
For the past six years, it’s been my privilege to perform Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol across Europe and, in the US, from Maine to North Carolina. I have performed in high schools, universities, church basements, jazz clubs, book stores and theaters, wherever people have willingly gathered to listen and share in Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale of the miser, Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly adventures on Christmas Eve.
A Christmas Carol is a story rich in humour and filled with insight into the human condition. Dickens urges us to reflect on the world around us, to take notice of others and to be our better selves - to act as a force for good in the world. His language is vivid, funny, angry, compassionate, and thrillingly theatrical.
I love this book and have since I was a child.
Seven years ago, when Ross MacDonald, my friend and colleague from the Bay Colony Shakespeare Company, and I sat down at my kitchen counter in my home in Marshfield, we tried to find a way to come to the story anew, with passion, clarity and simplicity. We were both parents of young children at the time and the phrase "Daddy, tell me a story" was often heard in both our homes. The production, as it grew (with the help of our incredibly gifted performer/stage manager Erica Simpson) began to reflect everything we thought the BCSC should be about - to tell great stories: simply, compassionately and fully. It remains one of the most joyous rehearsal periods of my life.
In the seven years since, it has been my continued joy to revisit and retell this story. Every year the audience has grown and I've had the good fortune to take the show farther and farther afield. I would never have dreamed that, seven years on, we would be touring the show to Europe - for the second time.
Yet here we are.
The road beckons. London, Bath, Basel, Dusseldorf, Newry, and Co. Leitrim are calling.
For rates and bookings, please call +39 320 9333730 or click on the Contact link.
For a quick glimpse of the show please visit my Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChBQzvlIH7NBBoKkVFe9i0w?view_as=subscriber
or click the ‘Media’ link here on the website.
See you at the theatre … or book store, jazz club, church basement, university or school.
“The performance brought tears to my eyes. It broke my heart and renewed it … captivating, funny and thought provoking. I will see this again and recommend it for all ages to experience” - Jessica Holcomb, audience member
"Astounding and charming performance... A ‘Carol’ worth singing about... the story has never been so alive and real... ‘A Christmas Carol’ for the ages” - Jack Craib, South Shore Critic
“McGarry’s performance is extraordinary on many counts but one especially; his characters are all so sincere and innocently drawn, that you give yourself over to the story like a child … a magical alchemy absorbs and involves the audience and holds them spellbound” – Beverly Creasey, Boston Arts Review
“McGarry is a gifted actor... this is a performance well worth seeing” – Mike Hoban, Boston Events Insider
“McGarry deftly and brilliantly performs every character in this Victorian masterpiece... deeply moving... one of the most artistic, creative and energetic performances of the 2014 Boston theater season... an early Christmas gift I will long remember” – Dr. Al Chase, White Rhino Report