ONE CHRISTMAS CAROL
play by DOUGLAS H. BAKER
based on the book by CHARLES DICKENS
performed by NATASCHA GIRGIS
ONE CHRISTMAS CAROL is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. www.dramatists.com
ABOUT THE SHOW
With one actor and over 35 distinct characters, this one-person tour de force is an intimate and spirited evening of theatre that everyone in the family will love! Dickens’ famous story about selfishness and selflessness is stripped down to its bare essence, forgoing the usual opulence of the holidays and focusing on what is of utmost importance during the season. Dickens’ colorful characters are all present— Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchitt, Tiny Tim, Fezziwig, Belle, the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future— springing to new life with a treasure trove of moral lessons for one and all. God bless us, every one!
"This is a night of pure theatrical warmth, ritualistic and communal, with a performance of incredible clarity and generosity at its centre. Like Christmas itself, bloody hard to resist."
– The Guardian
"The experience of the pandemic has taught us all the necessity of living in the past, the present, and the future. This production is... the perfect encapsulation of theatre's healing and catharsis. How can anyone leave this show and not feel merry and light? Live theater is back, and in the words of Tiny Tim, god bless us everyone."
– Entertainment Weekly
December 1st to 29th, 2023
Fri, Dec 1 at 7pm
Sun, Dec 3 at 7pm
Wed, Dec 6 at 7pm
Sun, Dec 10 at 7pm
Mon, Dec 11 at 7pm
Wed, Dec 13 at 7pm
Sun, Dec 17 at 7pm
Tue, Dec 19 at 2pm
Wed, Dec 20 at 7pm
Thur, Dec 21 at 2pm
Thur, Dec 28 at 2pm
Fri, Dec 29 at 2pm
Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
85 minute show
GENERAL: $28 child, $33 adult
PREMIUM: $33 child, $38 adult
CHILDREN are aged 3 to 17
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Strong language, flashing lights, fog, loud sounds, manipulation of time.
THEMES & TALKING POINTS:
Greed, forgiveness, generosity, compassion, redemption, family, tradition, magic.
Video courtesy of Prime Stage Theatre, 2020, starring Scott P. Calhoon, directed by Shane Valenzi.
Help put books in the homes and hands of families who need them!
Bring & donate new & like-new books to the holiday show you're attending, or drop them off at the StoryBook
This year, SBT is proud to partner with Little Red Reading House, whose goal is to inspire a lifetime of reading and learning! All the books will be donated to families who need them through Little Red Reading House's Book Bank, which helps "feed the hearts and minds of children by giving them their very own books."
You can also donate online! Starting at $10, your donation will go towards purchasing new books. StoryBook will use all the funds to support a local bookstore, so everyone wins!
Please keep in mind that the books you are giving will become another child's treasure. Only give books that are of high quality and in very good condition. We cannot accept books that are tattered, scribbled on, written in, or missing covers. Thank you!
MEET THE CAST
One Christmas Carol is Natascha's debut at
Selected: Dark Lady, Complete History Abridged, Blues in the Night (LBT); Mousetrap, Humble Boy, Counsellor-At-Law (TC); Drowning Girls (Cross Canada Tour); In Wonderland, Around the World in 80 Days, Blue Light (ATP); Dracula: Bloody Truth, Sherlock Holmes, Ends of the Earth, Mystery of Edwin Drood (Vertigo); Nine Dragons (Gateway); Becoming Dr. Ruth (TNW); The Gig (Aquarius); Coyotes, Abundance, Beggar's Opera (Caravan); Thousand Splendid Suns (Grand); Titus Andronicus, Richard III (Shakespeare Co.); What You're Missing (Chutzpah Festival); Communion, Palace of the End, Life Skills (Network); Heroine, Love (Northern Light); Speaking in Tongues (Shadow); Trespassers (Belfry, Vancouver Playhouse); Lion in the Streets (Sage); Suite Surrender, Unnecessary Farce, Fiddler on the Roof, 39 Steps (Stage West); Amadeus, Macbeth, Constant Wife (ATF); Speak (Globe); Becoming Dr. Ruth (Theatre North West).