Part Christmas Carol, part pantomime, a twist of 39 Steps and a whole lot of fun nonsense; No Porpoise Productions’ two-man show of A CHRISTMAS CAROL COMEDY is an irreverent love note to Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Starring M. John Kennedy as Scrooge and Sean Sullivan as everybody else. Written by Katie Leamen and directed by Lynne Griffin. Kick-start your Christmas Nov 30 – Dec 23 at the Wychwood Theatre.
To save his beloved holiday from the Puritans who sought to squash it, Charles Dickens wrote a silly Christmas ghost story to resurrect the Ghost of Christmases Past. Now, in an age when Christmas shopping begins in September and the season is more full of stress and spending than it is of glad tidings, A CHRISTMAS CAROL COMEDY is sure to resuscitate your good humour and goodwill to all men – but especially towards the two actors on stage tackling all of Dickens’ beloved characters. Mixing shades of Monty Python with the Shades of Past, Present and Future, this comedy is just the ticket for anyone aged 5 to 95 looking for a bit of festive fun.
Directed by renowned actress Lynne Griffin (Santa Baby 1 & 2 as Mrs. Claus; The Glass Menagerie, Island Productions BC; as director: Baby Redboots’ Revenge: North American/Central Europe Tour), performers M. John Kennedy (Treasure Island, Solar Stage - Dora nomination for performance TYA; Macbeth, The Classical Theatre Project; Ollie, the Boy Who Became What He Ate, CBC), and Sean Sullivan (Best known for his multi-award winning solo play Baby Redboots’ Revenge, North American/Central Europe Tour; and as Phil in Wayne’s World) lead the laughs. Written by Katie Leamen (Treasure Island, Solar Stage – Dora Award nomination for Outstanding Ensemble TYA). Set design by Jake Gow (Assistant Technical Director, Canadian Opera Company). Associate produced by Sebastian Biasucci (Perry Schneiderman Award for Comedy, Ryerson University), with support from Solar Stage.
God Bless Us Every ONESIE
Dec 1, 2018
For every person who attends A Christmas Carol Comedy wearing a onesie on December 1st (either performance) No Porpoise Productions will donate $5 from their ticket to Camp Big Canoe to send a kid to camp. www.campbigcanoe.ca