Christmas Carol – a fairy tale
BY CHARLES DICKENS
Adapted for the stage by Piers Torday
1838, London. Jacob Marley is dead. And so is Ebenezer Scrooge…
In this story, Ebenezer died young, but his sister Fan married Marley and, as his widow, has now inherited his moneylending business.
She rapidly becomes notorious as the most monstrous miser ever known, a legendary misanthrope, lonely, and despised by all who cross her path.
Seven years later, on Christmas Eve, Fan Scrooge will be haunted by three spirits.
They want her to change. But will she?
Rediscover a classic British fairy tale. Refreshed and relevant for the 21st century, this traditional story, inspired by the politics of nineteenth century London, premiered in the world’s oldest surviving music hall, Wilton’s Music Hall, in December 2019.
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
“An intelligent, compelling riff…has a whipcrack wit”
“Modern, relevant and moving”
”Delightfully surprising and subversive”
“A clever, gender-flipped adaptation”