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WORLD PREMIERE - ARENA THEATRE, WOLVERHAMPTON - NOVEMBER 30th 2017

Sat 25th Haystacks, Ford, Nr Shrewsbury  Private Perf
Thu 30th Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton 01902 321321

Fri 8th The Maltings Theatre, Berwick 01289 330999
Sat 9th (4pm
& 7.30pm)
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness 01463 234 234
Thurs 14th Helicon, Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Belaghy, NI 02879 387444
Fri 15th Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, NI 02892 509254
Sat 16th The Wheatsheaf, Bloomsbury, London Online Only
Sun 17th The Wheatsheaf, Bloomsbury, London Online Only
Tue-Sat 19th-23rd Salisbury Playhouse, Salberg Studio 01722 320333
Sun 24th Northaw Village Hall, Potters Bar Online Only


Domestic & International touring through the festive period 2018 - please call 07979 757490 or email for availability

This show can play in any venue from large theatres to small rooms in pubs or even home Christmas Parties!



Guy Masterson in A Christmas Carol (Image: Brigitta Scholz-Mastroianni - Nux Photography)
Theatre Tours International & Maverick Theatre Company presents

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Performed by Guy Masterson
Adapted & Directed by Nick Hennegan
From the text by Charles Dickens

DICKENS' MYSTICAL CHRISTMAS FABLE BROUGHT TO LIFE - A PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREAT!
Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson, veteran of many smash hit solo works such as Under Milk Wood, Animal Farm and Shylock, now brings us Dickens' classic festive fable. Famed for bringing multiple characters to vivid life, Masterson recreates Scrooge, Marley, the Fezziwigs, Tiny Tim et al in an enchanting, performance that will dazzle and linger long in the memory. Guaranteed to get you into the Christmas Spirit - in many more ways than one!

"Sheer unadulterated pleasure! Expect the words and characters to be brought wonderfully to life! An unmissable offering. A guttural, totally undeniable performance!" (Scotland on Sunday of Fern Hill & Other Dylan Thomas)



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GUY MASTERSON - Adaptor & Performer (click for additional biographical material)
After obtaining a Joint Honours degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry from Cardiff University in 1982, Guy studied drama at UCLA's School of Drama and started as an actor in 1985 in Hollywood. He returned to the UK in 1989 to study further at LAMDA.
Following a conventional start in plays, film and television, Guy began solo performing in 1991 with The Boy's Own Story and thence Under Milk Wood in 1994 and Animal Farm in 1995. He first produced/directed in 1993 with Playing Burton and participated at the Edinburgh Festival for the first time in 1994. The following 23 seasons saw his association with some of Edinburgh's most celebrated hits, and his company became the Fringe's most awarded independent theatre producer - garnering 8 Scotsman Fringe Firsts, 3 Herald Angels, 25 Stage Award nominations (including 4 wins) together with numerous lesser awards. He was the force behind Edinburgh's 3 biggest dramatic hits 12 Angry Men, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (2004) and The Odd Couple (2005). His 2010 production of Morecambe transferred to the West End and won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment (plus another nomination for the actor playing Eric). At Edinburgh 2014, his epic 30 actor production of Animal Farm with Tumanishvili Film Actors Theatre of Tbilisi, Georgia, won the Stage Award for Best Ensemble.
As a performer, he was nominated for The Stage Award for Best Actor for A Soldier's Song (1998), Under Milk Wood in 2003, Shylock in 2011, and won in 2001 with Fern Hill & Other Dylan Thomas. He received Edinburgh's most prestigious accolade, The Jack Tinker Spirit of the Fringe Award, in 2003. At Edinburgh 2016 he created his first overtly stand-up comic piece, Barking Mad! which since toured to Australia. Most recently, at Edinburgh 2017, he directed Hollywood star, Michael Brandon in his debut stand-up piece Off Ramps.
His theatrical commitments have largely kept him out of mainstream film and television, however, he has made the obligatory appearance on Casualty (Christmas Special 2004) and has been the Franziskaner Monk - the main character of a premium German beer - since 2007. He also writes plays, screenplays and poetry.
His passion is to bring great ideas to life and new talent to the stage. He is married to Brigitta and father to Indigo and Tallulah...


I'm ashamed to say that over 50 years of life, I had not seen or read Dickens' classic Christmas Carol in any of its forms - including the Muppets!... and then, in 2016, Nick Hennegan of Maverick Theatre Company asked me to read it in front of 180 guests at the newly restored Fitzrovia Chapel in London and I was entirely enchanted - as they were. So I decided to commit it to memory and offer it as a new show in my particular physical storytelling style - playing all the characters myself!

It really is a great story and, in our commercial, consumeristic society, a timeless reminder of what Christmas is really about. I am thrilled at the prospect of many a great festive night sharing this classic fable with audiences or all guises and ages! Guy Masterson


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Guy Masterson in A Christmas Carol (Image: Brigitta Scholz-Mastroianni - Nux Photography)

Guy Masterson in A Christmas Carol (Image: Brigitta Scholz-Mastroianni - Nux Photography)

Guy Masterson in A Christmas Carol (Image: Brigitta Scholz-Mastroianni - Nux Photography)
Guy Masterson in A Christmas Carol (Image: Brigitta Scholz-Mastroianni - Nux Photography)
Guy Masterson in A Christmas Carol (Image: Brigitta Scholz-Mastroianni - Nux Photography)
Guy Masterson in A Christmas Carol (Image: Brigitta Scholz-Mastroianni - Nux Photography)
Guy Masterson in A Christmas Carol (Image: Brigitta Scholz-Mastroianni - Nux Photography)
Guy Masterson in A Christmas Carol (Image: Brigitta Scholz-Mastroianni - Nux Photography)


A Christmas Carol can play in any space ranging from large theatres to pub spaces, restaurants and private living rooms.

All performances will require one technician to operate sound.

In theatres, both sound and lights can be operated by one technician.

LX A: Centre Spot Special
B: Warm Wash (Lee 156)
C: Hot Wash (Lee 103)
D: A mix of C & E
E: Cold Wash (Lee 116)
SFX Approx 30 Cues
Qlab provided on Mac Laptop.
Amplification and Speakers can be provided for Pub Spaces & Living Rooms.

NOTE: A lapel mic is required run through an effects processor to provide various reverb and echo effects. Please inform if this cannot be provided.

Script Provided by artist on the day
Space Required Min 4m wide x 3m deep
Max 6m x 5m (lit space)
Set up & Rehearsal Approximately 2 hours depending on the size of the space.