Thursday, December 10, 2015

a christmas carol: on the air | responses

"With countless adaptations of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol since it was first written in 1843, the question this holiday season is, do we need another? The answer, at least for the staged radio play currently playing at Pacific Theatre, remains a qualified yes. For even after nearly 200 years, this story of redemption can still pack an emotional wallop." | Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents

"‘A Christmas Carol On The Air’ was truly wonderful entertainment. Impeccably acted – the music was wonderful, the adverts hilarious, and the sound effects fascinating." - Alan Toft, audience response

"But “seeing” [A Christmas Carol] on the radio - you remember radio, that’s television without the pictures – gives the story a whole new perspective. Dickens, of course, couldn’t have written Christmas Carol with radio in mind, but had been able to, he couldn’t have done a better job. ... Try not to miss this nostalgic trip back to a time when our parents (or if you’re that young, your grandparents) needed nothing but a radio and their imagination for entertainment." | John Jane, Review Vancouver

"Kirsty Provan becomes a fantastically eccentric—spooky, innocent—Christmas Past, and she is slyly roguish as the old woman who pillaged Scrooge’s deathbed. Julia Siedlanowska also impresses—with tender simplicity—as Belle and Tiny Tim, the handicapped son of Scrooge’s clerk, Bob Cratchit." | Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

1 comment:

Alan Toft said...

'Christmas Carol on The Air' was absolutely wonderful - we went on Saturday night. My only regret is that I didn't stand up at the end - they truly deserved a standing ovation.

Alan Toft