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A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas (Wilson)

Full Length, Drama
7 men, 5 women, chorus of children
Total Cast: 12, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2311-5

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE: The sound design and original music composed by John Gromada is available for purchase with your license for $20.00 and will be distributed digitally. For more information, click here. The nonprofessional fee for the use of this music is $25.00 per performance.
Adapted from the original by Charles Dickens.

THE STORY: This theatrical and spirited version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL puts the phantasmagoric qualities of Charles Dickens’ classic tale center stage. A swirling, dancing chorus of ghosts that weave through this uplifting holiday story of redemption, magic and hope. The play has been performed for almost a million people over the years at Houston’s Alley Theatre, Hartford Stage, and Washington, D.C.'s historic Ford’s Theatre.
“…rousing, crowd-pleasing…Dickens’ classic becomes particularly spooky. In addition to the ghoulish specter of Jacob Marley, and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future, this version introduces a half-dozen additional ghosts.” —The New York Times.

“Michael Wilson’s adaptation of Dicken’s classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge distills the essence of the holiday spirit in a series of sights, sounds and splendors that all but guarantee audiences leave bursting with a feeling of Christmas…Everywhere, Wilson plays up the 'ghost story’ aspects of Dickens’ tale. It is a great gift indeed to see a faithful, loving and brilliantly imagined version of a true classic.” —Hartford Courant.

“If Alfred Hitchcock had done A CHRISTMAS CAROL, he’d have done it exactly like this. Wilson’s high-spirited and intelligent handling of the 1843 novella is scary, delightful, dazzling, and laugh-out-loud funny.” —Hartford Advocate.