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Photo: Paul McLaughlin
Photo: Paul McLaughlin
by Charles Dickens
Presented by Ray Henwood

at Circa Two, Wellington
From 7 Dec 2012 to 22 Dec 2012

Circa Two - return season, Wellington
From 30 Nov 2013 to 21 Dec 2013

Reviewed by:  Maryanne CathroLaurie Atkinson [Reproduced with permission of Fairfax Media]Lynn Freeman (Capital Times); Maryanne Cathro;

A delightful pre-Christmas treat 

Highly-acclaimed actor Ray Henwood is delighted to present A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – the story that gave us Christmas traditions in which we still indulge today.

In this 200th year anniversary of Dickens' birth it is timely to re-visit this most loved story and the characters who have become synonymous with the good will and happiness of the human spirit – Bob Cratchet, Tiny Tim as well as the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Not forgetting the penny pinching, unfeeling, sour and stingy Ebernezer Scrooge.  

First published in 1843, A Christmas Carol met with instant success and critical acclaim. It still remains hugely popular, has never been out of print, and has been adapted to film, stage, opera, and other media multiple times.

Dickens was one of the first writers to read his own work in public and the first of his novels that he read was A Christmas Carol. In the intimate Circa Two, Ray says that his solo dramatised reading will provide the perfect ambience. No stranger to solo shows he has had previously had great pleasure in performing Playing Burton, Nogood Boyo, The Carer and All the World's A Stage, all of which received rave reviews. He received a Best Actor Chapman Tripp Award for Playing Burton.

The talented production team for A Christmas Carol includes Dramaturg Ross Jolly, Set Designer Phillip Markham and Lighting Designer Ulli Briese.

Audiences are invited to treat themselves to the true meaning of the Christmas spirit with the wonderful words of the immortal Charles Dickens.   

A glorious journey of self redemption             


SEASON: 7 – 22 December 2012
Performance times:
$25 SPECIALS:  Preview: Wed 5th 7.30pm & Sun 9th 4.30pm.
Tues & Wed 6pm, Thurs-Sat 7.30pm, Sun 4.30pm

TICKETS: Adults $46 | Friends of Circa $33 | Groups 6+ $39, 20+ $36 | Seniors/Students $38 | Under 25s $25

BOOKINGS: CIRCA THEATRE, 1 Taranaki Street, Phone 801 7991

Pre-show dinner available at Encore – phone 801 7996  

RETURN SEASON: 30th November – 21 December 2013

A delightful pre-Christmas treat

“ plum pudding of a performance” LAURIE ATKINSON, DOMINION POST 

“…brimming with humour and pathos” – THEATREVIEW 

Performance times: Tues-Sat 7pm
Sun 4.30pm
Preview: Fri 29th Nov 7pm  & Sun 1ST Dec 4.30pm 

Adults $46
Friends of Circa $33 (to 15th Dec)
Groups 6+ $39, 20+ $36
Seniors/Students $38 
Under 25s $25

Ph 801 7992 

Pre Show dinner available at Encore 
$40 for a three-course Christmas menu and a complimentary glass of house wine. 
Bookings ph: 801 7996 

ROSS JOLLY:  Dramaturg

Lighting:  ULLI BRIESE