Local theatre artists Nicholas Leno and Norah Paton have cooked up a COVID-safe, interactive re-telling of A Christmas Carol that uses an audio track and a box of items delivered right to audiences’ front doors.
A Christmas Carol
November’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Nicholas Leno and Norah Paton to support an interactive audio play of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that Ottawa residents can enjoy in their own homes and neighbourhoods. “Audiences will have an audio track and bag of items delivered to them,” explains Nicholas. “The audio track will layer narration […]
“We were unsure as to how a tale like this could be told with only one performer, and all our expectations were exceeded.”
John D. Huston has performed A Christmas Carol over 675 times, and is at The Gladstone Theatre. until Saturday December 22.
The Gladstone unveils 10th anniversary season filled with musicals, comedies, gripping dramas, and new works by Ottawa playwrights
An astonishing 24 shows by 12 independent companies have been announced for The Gladstone’s 10th Anniversary Season.
Brian Caroll: “This is your chance to see a bravura performance that has attracted hundreds of audiences, with many people coming back year after year.”
Colin Noden: “The National Arts Centre’s A Christmas Carol is fast paced and clever, and as tight a production as I’ve ever seen. I simply couldn’t pull out one outstanding element in the play.”
In short, The Gladstone is the busiest theatre in Ottawa. Resident companies and guests will produce 12 shows for their 2017–18 season.
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By a feat of theatrical magic, Mr. Charles Dickens will reprise his performance of A Christmas Carol (a performance which was wildly popular in the Victorian era) at the NAC’s Fourth Stage on December 18, 19 and 21. Mr. Dickens will perform all the roles, from Scrooge to Tiny Tim. The beloved story is sure to enthral audiences […]
It wouldn’t be a proper Christmas without seeing a performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Lucky for local theatre fans, John D. Huston’s solo performance of this timeless story can be seen at the National Arts Centre’s 4th Stage on December 20 and 21. Huston (Charles Dickens) offers and loving and skillful reproduction of this famous tale. Using nothing […]