4 + 5 Dec 2018 | 7:30pm plus a 2:30pm matinee on 5 Dec | Main Space
“Best Solo Performance of 2014” – Independent Reviewers of New England
“Best Of Boston” – 2013, theatre critic Jules Becker
“The performance … broke my heart and renewed it … captivating, funny and thought-provoking. I will see this again and recommend it for all ages to experience” – Jessica Holcomb, audience member
Neil McGarry’s award-winning one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has been inspiring audiences across the northeast United States for the past five years. Directed by Ross MacDonald and created under the auspices of The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company, the production makes its European debut at Smock Alley before moving on to London, the Tea House Theatre; Switzerland, The Safe in Basel & Theater Uptown in Geneva; Czech Republic, Prague Shakespeare Company, Prgaue; and Italy, the Michael Pacher Haus, Bruneck.
“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
“… a performance well worth seeing” – Mike Hoban, Boston Events Insider
“McGarry deeply and brilliantly performs every character in this Victorian masterpiece… 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
Neil McGarry is from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He has been a working actor for over 35 years working in theatre, radio, television, and film across the U.S. Neil founded the Bay Colony Shakespeare Company in 2012 and was Producing Artistic Director until June 2016. A Christmas Carol was a company staple of the BCSC from 2013 to 2015 and Neil has continued to perform the show since leaving the company. He received his training from the National Shakespeare Conservatory and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. Neil is a recent transplant to Europe and lives with his wife and 3 children in the Italian Alps.
Age suitability 9+
Running time : 120 mins including an interval