Christmas Carol: A Fairy Tale

Christmas Carol: A Fairy Tale

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Description

Things are going to be different.
Very different...

1838, London. Jacob Marley is dead. And so is Ebenezer Scrooge...

In this reinvention of the timeless classic, Ebenezer has died and his sister Fan has inherited his money-lending business. She rapidly becomes notorious as the most monstrous miser ever known, a legendary misanthrope, lonely, and despised by all who cross her path.

This year, on Christmas Eve, Fan Scrooge will be haunted by three spirits. They want her to change.
But will she?

Charles Dickens's traditional story was adapted for the stage by renowned author Piers Torday, and came to life in the Dickensian environment of the world's oldest-surviving music hall, Wilton's Music Hall, London, in 2019.

It will prove a festive gift for amateur theatre companies seeking an original, female-led version with lashings of goodwill to all men - and women.

Piers Torday's bestselling series for children, The Last Wild trilogy, has been sold all over the world, was nominated for the Waterstone's Children Book Award, and won the Guardian's Children's Fiction Prize.
He also adapted The Box of Delights for Wilton's.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 10.16mm | 136.08g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848429142
  • 9781848429147

Review quote

"Delightfully surprising and subversive... offers both the story, and its 19th-century writer, a welcome 21st-century transformation." --Guardian
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About Piers Torday

Piers Torday is a British novelist and playwright.



His novels include: The Last Wild (2013), The Dark Wild (2014, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize), The Wild Beyond (2015), There May Be a Castle (2016), The Lost Magician (2018) and The Frozen Sea (2019).



His works for the stage include: Christmas Carol: A Fairy Tale after Dickens (Wilton's Music Hall, London, 2019) and an adaptation of John Masefield's The Box of Delights (Wilton's Music Hall, 2017, revived 2018).



(Author photo by James Betts)
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Rating details

598,617 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 40% (236,743)
4 34% (205,292)
3 20% (119,402)
2 5% (27,650)
1 2% (9,530)
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