Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: A Solo Performance by Neil McGarry

2021-12-08 19:30 2021-12-08 21:00 America/New_York Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: A Solo Performance by Neil McGarry Actor Neil McGarry returns to Plymouth for one night only, December 8, 2021, at 7:30pm, in his awarding winning, solo performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Directed by Ross MacDonald, McGarry’s performance was named “Best Of Boston” by critic Jules Becker and won "Best Solo Performance of 2014” from the Independent Reviewers of New England. Armed only with Dickens’ glorious words, a few props, and an almost bare stage, McGarry delivers the perennial holiday classic in a tour de force that has left audiences riveted. Joyous, captivating, and witty, A Christmas Carol is a fully staged, full-throated leap into Dickens’ most famous story, delivered with a simplicity that disarms and touches the heart. Last seen in the United States in 2017, this solo performance of A Christmas Carol was born under the auspices of The Bay Colony Shakespeare Co. in 2013 in Marshfield, Mass. The show toured New England and the East Coast for five years. In 2018 and 2019 McGarry brought the show to Europe where A Christmas Carol sold out performances in Innsbruck, Dublin, London, Bath, Basel, Brunico, Dusseldorf, Geneva, Co. Leitrim, and Prague. 2021 brings A Christmas Carol: A Solo Performance by Neil McGarry home to the U.S. and to Plymouth audiences. Neil McGarry currently lives in the Italian Alps. He has recently completed three films; Sisters, Hill Of Vision, and Manaslu - Der Berg Seelen. He is the founder and former Artistic Director of The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company. The BCSC called Plymouth home for three years and, in the summer of 2014, spent six weeks in residence at Spire Center For Performing Arts with their repertory season of Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, and Macbeth. Neil is thrilled to be returning home to Plymouth and to Spire Center For The Arts. “ An extraordinary show … nothing saccharine or sentimental about this re-telling … gloriously uplifting” - Ann Ellison BEM, Artistic Director, The Mission Theatre, Bath, England “Astounding … 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 “… deeply moving... one of the most artistic, creative and energetic performances of the 2014 Boston theater season... an early Christmas gift I will long remember” – Dr. Al Chase, White Rhino Report “… 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 … McGarry and MacDonald have achieved a magical alchemy which absorbs and involves the audience and holds them spellbound” – Beverly Creasey, Boston Arts Review Spire Center/Greater Plymouth Performing Arts Center Spire Center for Performing Arts info@spirecenter.org
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Presented By: 
Spire Center for Performing Arts
Cost Range: 
$25.00

Actor Neil McGarry returns to Plymouth for one night only, December 8, 2021, at 7:30pm, in his awarding
winning, solo performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Directed by Ross MacDonald, McGarry’s
performance was named “Best Of Boston” by critic Jules Becker and won "Best Solo Performance of 2014”
from the Independent Reviewers of New England.

Armed only with Dickens’ glorious words, a few props, and an almost bare stage, McGarry delivers the
perennial holiday classic in a tour de force that has left audiences riveted. Joyous, captivating, and witty, A
Christmas Carol is a fully staged, full-throated leap into Dickens’ most famous story, delivered with a
simplicity that disarms and touches the heart.

Last seen in the United States in 2017, this solo performance of A Christmas Carol was born under the
auspices of The Bay Colony Shakespeare Co. in 2013 in Marshfield, Mass. The show toured New England
and the East Coast for five years. In 2018 and 2019 McGarry brought the show to Europe where A
Christmas Carol sold out performances in Innsbruck, Dublin, London, Bath, Basel, Brunico, Dusseldorf,
Geneva, Co. Leitrim, and Prague. 2021 brings A Christmas Carol: A Solo Performance by Neil McGarry home
to the U.S. and to Plymouth audiences.

Neil McGarry currently lives in the Italian Alps. He has recently completed three films; Sisters, Hill Of Vision,
and Manaslu - Der Berg Seelen. He is the founder and former Artistic Director of The Bay Colony
Shakespeare Company. The BCSC called Plymouth home for three years and, in the summer of 2014, spent
six weeks in residence at Spire Center For Performing Arts with their repertory season of Much Ado About
Nothing, Hamlet, and Macbeth. Neil is thrilled to be returning home to Plymouth and to Spire Center For
The Arts.

“ An extraordinary show … nothing saccharine or sentimental about this re-telling … gloriously uplifting” -
Ann Ellison BEM, Artistic Director, The Mission Theatre, Bath, England

“Astounding … 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

“… deeply moving... one of the most artistic, creative and energetic performances of the 2014 Boston
theater season... an early Christmas gift I will long remember” – Dr. Al Chase, White Rhino Report

“… 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 … McGarry and MacDonald have achieved a magical
alchemy which absorbs and involves the audience and holds them spellbound” – Beverly Creasey, Boston
Arts Review

Venue: 
Spire Center/Greater Plymouth Performing Arts Center
Venue Website: 
Venue Address: 
25.5 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-746-4488