28 November 2011

DON'T MISS Dickens

Charles Dickens Performs A Christmas Carol has four nights at the Atheneum next week. It's still one of the best stories ever told.

If you've seen it, you know you have to bring your extended family this year, and if you haven't, this show is the kind of holiday tradition that makes up for the socks and undies from Nanna.

Starting off in community halls in 2003, it was impossible to get tickets for seasons at The Courthouse and Spiegeltent, but the Atheneum has room for everyone.

I first saw it in 2006 and Phil Zachariah's performance was one of my favourites of 2010.

Dickens gave the first public reading of his story in 1853 and over the next 16 years, his readings attracted thousands in Britain, the US and Europe.

Zachariah and director James Adler fell have embraced the tradition and remind is how bloody gorgeous a night of storytelling should be.

After the short Melbourne season, they're is off to Germany for New Year and SM has been told the list of European dates is about to explode.

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