A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
adapted by Greg Oliver Bodine

Productions (22)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 1 m
  • Set: Simple unit set: wingback chair, coat rack, small table, water pitcher & drinking glass, decorative folding wall panels or curtain and small area rug.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-190-4

A Christmas Carol
adapted by Greg Oliver Bodine

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Productions (22)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 1 m
  • Set: Simple unit set: wingback chair, coat rack, small table, water pitcher & drinking glass, decorative folding wall panels or curtain and small area rug.

Charles Dickens' 1867 American Reading Tour is off to a rough start. Due to an inexplicable loss of his luggage, he regretfully announces that he will be unable to read from his beloved classic, A Christmas Carol. All is not lost however; Dickens delivers what he promised by performing from memory the magical story of Ebenezer Scrooge's journey from miserliness to redemption with warmth and humor. This one-man play is based on the condensed version Dickens himself used on his historic reading tours of the United States.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Charles Dickens' 1867 American Reading Tour is off to a rough start. Due to an inexplicable loss of his luggage, he regretfully announces that he will be unable to read from his beloved classic, A Christmas Carol. All is not lost however; Dickens delivers what he promised by performing from memory the magical story of Ebenezer Scrooge's journey from miserliness to redemption with warmth and humor. This one-man play is based on the condensed version Dickens himself used on his historic reading tours of the United States.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 1 m
  • Set: Simple unit set: wingback chair, coat rack, small table, water pitcher & drinking glass, decorative folding wall panels or curtain and small area rug.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-190-4

Published Reviews

"Mr. Bodine's script follows closely the condensed Christmas Carol Dickens created for his readings, whose cuts include the schoolroom scenes... Children ready for a Dickens introduction, however, will be captivated."

Laurel Graeber, The New York Times

"Promises to blow the lid off this whole 'Bah, Humbug!'"

Downtownexpress.com

"A surfeit of riches...delivers in spades!"

NJartsMaven.com

"...a unique and fresh interpretation."

Kansas City Scoop (Missouri)

"Spirited, intense, riveting, at times eloquent, moving and joyous... Artful Rogue Theatre's debut production of A Christmas Carol is a must-see."

North Bay Review (Washington)

"A classic treasure."

The Reminder (Massachusetts)

"A Dickens of a good show!"

Westfield Evening News (Massachusetts)

"Bodine is a charmingly dynamic storyteller, who seamlessly tells the holiday classic, transitioning from actor to narrator and back...Bravo."

Locust Valley Leader (New York)

"Compelling... [Bodine] switched roles so seamlessly that the audience soon forgot there was one man on stage...he captivated an audience that ran the gamut of ages -- children as young as eight were riveted."

Oyster Bay Guardian (New York)

"A most welcome Christmas present...a sincere, moving performance that set the mood for the coming holidays."

Oyster Bay Enterprise-Pilot (New York)

Production History

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DEC 22, 2013 - DEC 22, 2013
Frederick County Foursquare Church
Winchester r, VA United States
Frederick County Foursquare Church Winchester r, VA United States
DEC 13, 2013 - DEC 17, 2013
Skyline Theatre Company
Paramus, NJ United States
Skyline Theatre Company Paramus, NJ United States
DEC 16, 2012 - DEC 16, 2012
Skyline Theatre Company
Fair Lawn, NJ United States
Skyline Theatre Company Fair Lawn, NJ United States
DEC 18, 2011 - DEC 19, 2011
Cobden Community Players
Cobden, ON Canada
Cobden Community Players Cobden, ON Canada
DEC 17, 2011 - DEC 17, 2011
Skyline Theatre Company
Fair Lawn, NJ United States
Skyline Theatre Company Fair Lawn, NJ United States
DEC 14, 2011 - DEC 14, 2011
Actors Shakespeare Company At New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ United States
Actors Shakespeare Company At New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ United States
DEC 10, 2011 - DEC 11, 2011
Wrong Side Of The Tracks Entertainment
Bovey, MN United States
Wrong Side Of The Tracks Entertainment Bovey, MN United States
DEC 08, 2011 - DEC 18, 2011
Actors Shakespeare Company At New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ United States
Actors Shakespeare Company At New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ United States
DEC 01, 2011 - DEC 31, 2011
Canal Park Playhouse
New York, NY United States
Canal Park Playhouse New York, NY United States
NOV 28, 2011 - DEC 07, 2011
Full Circle Theater Company
Shenandoah Junction, WV United States
Full Circle Theater Company Shenandoah Junction, WV United States
DEC 17, 2010 - DEC 19, 2010
Williams County Community Theater
Bryan, OH United States
Williams County Community Theater Bryan, OH United States
DEC 18, 2009 - DEC 18, 2009
LiveOnStage Theatre
McAlpin, FL United States
LiveOnStage Theatre McAlpin, FL United States
DEC 09, 2009 - DEC 11, 2009
Marshall University Theatre
Huntington, WV United States
Marshall University Theatre Huntington, WV United States
DEC 05, 2009 - DEC 12, 2009
Old World Wisconsin Museum
Eagle, WI United States
Old World Wisconsin Museum Eagle, WI United States
DEC 04, 2009 - DEC 13, 2009
The Hemingway Gallery
Kansas City, MO United States
The Hemingway Gallery Kansas City, MO United States
DEC 01, 2007 - DEC 23, 2007
Artful Rogue Theater
Allyn, WA United States
Artful Rogue Theater Allyn, WA United States
DEC 11, 2005 - DEC 30, 2005
Manhattan Theatre Source
New York, NY United States
Manhattan Theatre Source New York, NY United States
DEC 05, 2005 - DEC 05, 2005
Theater Ten Ten
New York, NY United States
Theater Ten Ten New York, NY United States
DEC 28, 2004 - DEC 29, 2004
Manhattan Theatre Source
New York, NY United States
Manhattan Theatre Source New York, NY United States
DEC 12, 2004 - DEC 12, 2004
North Shore Theatre Group
Cold Spring Harbor, NY United States
North Shore Theatre Group Cold Spring Harbor, NY United States
NOV 28, 2004 - DEC 19, 2004
North Shore Theatre Group (tour)
Nassau County, NY United States
North Shore Theatre Group (tour) Nassau County, NY United States
DEC 12, 2003 - DEC 21, 2003
North Shore Theatre Group
Oyster Bay, NY United States
North Shore Theatre Group Oyster Bay, NY United States
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Sort by Most Recent
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DEC 13, 2013 - DEC 17, 2013
Skyline Theatre Company
Paramus, NJ United States
Skyline Theatre Company Paramus, NJ United States
DEC 16, 2012 - DEC 16, 2012
Skyline Theatre Company
Fair Lawn, NJ United States
Skyline Theatre Company Fair Lawn, NJ United States
DEC 14, 2011 - DEC 14, 2011
Actors Shakespeare Company At New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ United States
Actors Shakespeare Company At New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ United States
DEC 08, 2011 - DEC 18, 2011
Actors Shakespeare Company At New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ United States
Actors Shakespeare Company At New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ United States
DEC 01, 2011 - DEC 31, 2011
Canal Park Playhouse
New York, NY United States
Canal Park Playhouse New York, NY United States
DEC 04, 2009 - DEC 13, 2009
The Hemingway Gallery
Kansas City, MO United States
The Hemingway Gallery Kansas City, MO United States
DEC 11, 2005 - DEC 30, 2005
Manhattan Theatre Source
New York, NY United States
Manhattan Theatre Source New York, NY United States
DEC 05, 2005 - DEC 05, 2005
Theater Ten Ten
New York, NY United States
Theater Ten Ten New York, NY United States

Awards (1)

Nassau Grants For The Arts winner (2003)