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The Ghost A Cultural History : Susan Owens

… a fascinating book to curl up with … 

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The Ghost is a thoroughly fascinating book which traces the development of ghosts from warnings from the afterlife, through escapees from purgatory and then the devil’s playthings and finally to delicious, terrifying entertainment purely from the imagination. Continue reading “The Ghost A Cultural History : Susan Owens”

A Christmas Carol : RSC

… sparkling classic woven with biographical context …

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What another version of Christmas Carol!? Yes, I thought that too. Except David Edgar‘s adaptation playfully weaves Dickens’ personal story and his drive for social reform between the familiar scenes. This adds a thoughtful depth and texture to this feelgood Christmas musical.

As the Evening Standard‘s reviewer wrote : ‘David Edgar’s politically charged new version, feels both plausibly Victorian and sharply relevant.’

With an excellent performance from Phil Davis as Ebenezer Scrooge and some great supporting actors including as John Hodgkinson as a most generous Mr Fezziwig and Brigid Zengeni as the bountiful Christmas Present, the production is a great success.

christmas fezziwig theatre

For more information, visit the theatre’s website here.

 

 

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