A CHRISTMAS CAROL
By Charles Dickens
Adapted and Created by shake & stir theatre co
Experience a Christmas tradition cherished every year by families all over the world as Charles Dickens’ classic tale of compassion, forgiveness and redemption is brought to magical life in a brand-new adaptation by award-winning theatre company, shake & stir.
It’s Christmas Eve and Ebenezer Scrooge is spending his night like every other – hunched over his coals, counting his fortune and cursing the happiness of others – until a few unexpected visitors come knocking on his door…
Starring acclaimed Brisbane actor Eugene Gilfedder as Scrooge, and featuring live musicians, yule-tide carolling, innovative video design, lavish costumes and, of course, snow, A Christmas Carol is a large-scale, visual feast to set your spirits soaring!
A shake & stir theatre co and QPAC co-production
Adaptor Nelle Lee
Director Michael Futcher
Designer Josh McIntosh
Composer Salliana Campbell
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
Video Designer Craig Wilkinson
Sound Designer Chris Perren
Featuring Ross Balbuziente, Salliana Campbell, Eugene Gilfedder,
Arnijka Larcombe-Weate, Nelle Lee, Bryan Probets, Nick Skubij, Lucas Stibbard
It’s not only a compassionate take on the timeless tale, and performed with ease and extra sparkle by a stunning cast, but it’s truly visually spectacular. It’s not overstating the fact to say that the combination of visual elements surpasses anything we’ve seen before.” XS Entertainment
“THE MOST UPLIFTING THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE YOU’LL HAVE THIS YEAR. NOW I WANT TO SEE IT AGAIN. AND AGAIN.” THE COURIER MAIL
“Wow. I don’t think I’ve managed to pick my jaw up off of the floor since last night and I certainly don’t have enough words to describe how phenomenal this piece of live theatre is. Everything is so fantastic, I don’t know where to begin…. ★★★★★ As a theatre critic, I get invited to a see a surplus amount of shows but I can honestly say that this is the best show I’ve seen all year.” BroadwayWorld
A must-see performance… Despite knowing the ending before taking our seats, we were left hanging on to every word, jumping high out of our chairs at every creak and mesmorised by the live musicians and yule-tide carolling. Lavish costumes traversed time, conceiving a neo-Victorian, gothic setting bringing ghosts, ghouls and characters into one world of storytelling. The set design provided a visual feast, complemented by a new atmospheric composition from composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Salliana Campbell.” The West End Magazine
SHAKE & STIR’S ADAPTATIONS OF CLASSIC LITERATURE ARE ALL SUPERB.