Brother Wolf presents


Adapted and performed by James Hyland

Based on the novella by Charles Dickens by Chris Warner

Brother Wolf is proud to present the return of its award-winning one-man show, A Christmas Carol – As told by Jacob Marley (deceased), taking the stage for its eighth consecutive year. Adapted and performed by multi award-winning actor/writer/producer, James Hyland, this unique production portrays Charles Dickens’ classic tale from the perspective of Scrooge’s deceased business partner, Jacob Marley. Hailed as “a forcefully compelling masterpiece” (The Manx Independent) and the “definitive telling of A Christmas Carol” (Redditch Standard), the production has been rated as one of “the top Christmas Shows in London, Edinburgh and around the UK” (High 50 Culture), winning Best Performer in Theatre (Fringe Report Awards 2012) and a nomination for The London Theatre Award (London Awards for Art and Performance 2012), as well as Official Recognition from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. A box office hit, its success is paralleled by Brother Wolf’s other ground-breaking shows: Fagin’s Last Hour, “truly astonishing… unforgettable theatre at its best” (The Courier), Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, “magnificently intense, riveting theatre from one man” (The York Press), winner of Best Male Act (Solo Fest 2013), and A Lesson from Auschwitz, “it’s important that plays like this are seen by as many people as possible” (London Theatre 1). By 2013, Everything Theatre described James Hyland as “a genius. He has to be. No one ‘ordinary’ could do what he did.”

Praise for A Christmas Carol – As told by Jacob Marley (deceased):

“a tremendous achievement… a wonder to watch” ★★★★★ (Plays To See)

“heart in the mouth theatre in its finest form” (Sheerness Times Guardian)

“a forcefully compelling masterpiece… outstanding” (Manx Independent)

“as Charles Dickens intended it… Imaginative and captivating” (High 50 Culture)

“an incredible one man performance… a master class in acting” (Lanelli Star)

“riveting acting… stunning voice work… unforgettable” (The Stage)

“thrilling… Hyland’s versatility and physicality are astounding” (UK Theatre Network)

“masterful storytelling… a production which enthrals at every point” (A Younger Theatre)

“a work of art, and one that must be seen… thoroughly recommended” (The Dr Bird)

“Wonderful storytelling… clever, funny and powerful” (Remotegoat)

“astonishingly powerful… extraordinary acting” (The Public Reviews)

“astonishing acting… a vibrant re-imagination of the classic” (Extra! Extra!)

“chilling, humorous, surprising… Powerful theatre indeed” (The York Press)

“Hyland is an immensely powerful actor… the kids were riveted” (The Independent)

“as Dickens intended… powerful, thought-provoking… definitive”

JAMES HYLAND made his professional acting debut in The North Pole, winning the Guardian International Student Drama Award in 1996. Since then he has appeared in over 60 productions, working with a variety of directors including Michael Boyd, Adrian Noble and Matthew Warchus as well as acclaimed companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and Brother Wolf (of which he is the Artistic Director), winning a further eight awards including Best Performer in Theatre (Fringe Report Awards, 2012) for his solo performance as Marley’s Ghost in A Christmas Carol – As told by Jacob Marley (deceased). This was followed by two more award-winning one-man shows: Fagin’s Last Hour and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; also serving as adapter and producer. All of the shows have toured nationally including his most recent production A Lesson from Auschwitz, of which he is the writer, director, producer and lead actor. Recent screen credits include We Are Monster, nominated for The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film (Edinburgh Festival, 2014) and the multi award-winning music videos from Grammy nominated musicians Kaskade and Tinie Tempah: A Little More and Disappoint You, for which he also served as writer and improviser of the dialogue. His very latest screen role sees him performing in Unstoppable Entertainment’s The Sound, alongside Joseph Mawle and Sienna Guillory.

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Synopsis: Jacob Marley is dead and condemned to an eternity of carrying a heavy chain, forged in life; a life to which he can no longer return except to recount the tale of his miserly business partner, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the path that lead to his redemption. Through Marley’s words, we learn how three magical spirits opened Scrooge’s eyes and made him realise the true value of love and forgiveness.

Performance: NOV 26 @ 7.45pm LONDON – NEW WIMBLEDON STUDIO 93 The Broadway, SW19 1QG 0844 871 7646

Age Recommendation: 7+