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Tiny Tim of ‘A Christmas Carol’ might have suffered from rickets, tuberculosis, or cerebral palsy, UTHealth Houston physicians say

With his little single crutch and sweet smile, Tiny Tim has been stealing our hearts year after year in “A Christmas Carol,” the quintessential holiday story written by Charles Dickens and published in 1843. We watch as Scrooge battles his demons – and spirits – to find the way in his heart to save Tiny…

Artistic Director’s Reflections on the Alley’s Production of A Christmas Carol

by Rob MelroseArtistic Director, Alley TheatreAdaptor and Director, A Christmas Carol To create a new production of A Christmas Carol from scratch is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I am so honored to shape the Alley’s new adaptation of this beloved classic. We premiered this new version last year, staying faithful to Dickens’ wonderful language and filling the… Continue reading

Dickensian Delights: The Historical Context of A Christmas Carol

In the bustling streets of Victorian London, Charles Dickens wrote his timeless tale, A Christmas Carol. Published in 1843, this novella is a holiday tradition for readers and theatre audiences alike. The Dickensian Era: A Snapshot The early 19th century was a tumultuous time for England. The Industrial Revolution was in full swing, transforming the nation’s… Continue reading