A Christmas Carol is the most famous book Charles Dickens ever wrote and one of the most daring. As the Ghosts spirit Scrooge from his past to his present to his future, Dickens plunges the reader cinematically from the miser's dank and creaking house in the City to riotous festivities, from cozy hearths to graveyards. And all the time the author's voice, tender, savage, magisterial, is present. In 1843, Charles Dickens wrote a story that would tear at the consciousness of every human being in the land. A Christmas Carol
was written in six weeks, and as he wrote it he told a friend he 'wept and laughed and wept again. Early in 2001 Clive Francis adapted John Mortimer's stage version of A Christmas Carol
into a one-man show, which is unique in its conception. With a score by the cellist and composer Philip Sheppard and his extraordinary use of state of the art sound effects, Francis is able to bring Dickens' characters to life with effortless fluidity. It is a show for all ages and for all times.Performers Clive Francis.
Producer Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.