A Christmas Carol at North Coast Rep Theatre

A Christmas Carol

World Premiere

From the story by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Zander Michaelson
Directed by David Ellenstein
Featuring James Newcomb

Streaming until January 24th

A delightfully reimagined way to experience Charles Dickens’ masterpiece for the first, or for the hundredth time. The classic Holiday tale gets a fresh new adaptation as virtuoso actor James Newcomb assays the entire story from one man’s perspective. The timeless message of hope and redemption are rediscovered and celebrated, as Scrooge, Cratchit, Marley and all the rest, are brought vividly to life.


What the Critics Are Saying

“North Coast Rep’s alternative ‘Christmas Carol” has a sweet surprise.” – Pam Kragen, The San Diego Union~Tribune

Wonderful performance! Loved it before and loved it again tonight. This heart-warming one-man show is the perfect way to understand the spirit of Christmas, and a story that must be told again and again.” – Andy Lee, North County Sun

“This is one man’s genius on display as he acts out most of the Dickens tale.” – Kathy Carpenter, Splash Magazine

“A very clever and creative adaptation by Zander Michaelson, using the format and its flexibility to add visual and sound effects to the piece. Nice and appreciated.” –Alejandra Enciso, From Another 0

“It is a brave soul who has the courage to rewrite the semi-sacred words of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”  That daring man is playwright Zander Michaelson. The outcome is worthy of the original. Newcomb’s performance is riveting. A master storyteller.” – Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal, The Village News, Fallbrook

“North Coast Repertory Director David Ellenstein and an outstanding one-man performance by award-winning actor James Newcomb bring a new twist to Dicken’s classic story. As theatre’s around the county come up with new and unique ideas to keep theatre alive during this pandemic, NC Rep has done a stellar job of presenting wonderfully acted and professionally presented performances. This clever presentation of the classic Christmas Dicken’s tale is another example of a theatre company that refuses to let the worst of situations stop them from presenting beautifully produced theatrical works.” TR Robertson, The Vista Press