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Thursday, November 16, 2023

The Christmas Ghosts of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A Christmas Carol is a timeless tale that has captured the hearts of readers and audiences for generations. At its heart, the story is a journey of self-discovery, compassion, and redemption. The visits of ghosts guide Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve. These three Christmas ghosts reveal the effects of one's actions and the potential for change.

Monday, November 13, 2023

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 …

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Creating Victorian London with Scenic Designer Michael Locher

One of the great joys – and challenges! – of designing for theatre is the occasional opportunity to tackle a story, setting, or play that feels iconic. Designers are often tasked with introducing audiences to places they’ve never seen before,

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The Chains of Regret: The Role of Marley

When it comes to A Christmas Carol, most people instantly think of Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformative journey. However, a character shapes Scrooge's destiny - Jacob Marley.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

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 …

Friday, October 20, 2023

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 …

Tuesday, October 10, 2023


Dickens loved to perform his stories—so he created a special version of A Christmas Carol for exactly that purpose.