“The performance brought tears to my eyes. It broke my heart and renewed it… captivating, funny, thought provoking… I will see this again, and recommend it for all ages to experience” Jessica Holcomb, audience member
Using only Charles Dickens’ original text, Neil McGarry delivers a riveting performance of the classic holiday story and, somehow, makes you believe you’re watching a full company of players. Fully staged, complete with dancing, this one man tour de force has left critics and audiences in the U.S and across Europe laughing and crying with joy – and rightly so. Simultaneously moving and entertaining, the result is a kaleidoscope of action, humour and language, delivered with a simplicity that disarms and touches the heart. Directed by Ross MacDonald, McGarry’s stunning performance of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was named “Best of Boston” in 2013 by critic Jules Becker and, in 2014, won “Best Solo Performance” from the Independent Reviewers of New England.
“Astounding and charming performance… A ‘carol’ worth singing about… the story has never been so alive and real… ‘A Christmas Carol for the ages‘ – Jack Craib, South Shore Critic
“McGarry’s performance is extraordinary on many counts but one especially; his characters are all so sincere and innocently drawn, that you give yourself over to the story like a child… a magical alchemy absorbs and involves the audience and holds them spellbound” – Beverly Creasey, Boston Arts Review
“McGarry is a gifted actor… this is a performance well worth seeing” – Mike Hoban, Boston Events Insider
“McGarry deftly and brilliantly performs every character in this Victorian masterpiece… deeply moving… one of the most artistic, creative and energetic performances of the 2014 Boston Theatre season… an early Chrsitmas gift I will long remember” – Dr. Al Chase, White Rhino Report