John D. Huston's Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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John D. Huston's Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

This year marks John’s 31st anniversary touring Dickens’ solo version of A Christmas Carol, a show he has performed over 700 times.

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Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning 370 King Street West Kingston, ON K7L 2X4 Canada

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Now in its 31th anniversary season, John D. Huston performs A Christmas Carol narrating and playing all the characters from Scrooge to Tiny Tim in the traditional storytelling that Charles Dickens himself used.

“Powerful one-man theatre…in the hands of a master storyteller.” The National Post

For the past thirty plus Decembers, veteran solo performer John D. Huston has packed his trunk, grown his beard, and trundled off to towns recreating the tours and performances, recreating

“A Christmas Carol a la Dickens.” (The Globe and Mail)

After 30 years Huston admits, “I’m still in love with this wonderful story & magnificent characters.”

“You’ll be haunted if you miss it.” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix

Like Dickens, Huston revisits the story every year making small changes to keep the story fresh for himself and his audiences, many of whom return yearly to the show.

“remarkable… Huston easily becomes the range of Dickens’ incredible characters.” The Hamilton Spectator

John D. Huston presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

John D. Huston An actor of Métis heritage John’s career has largely involved “culturally misappropriating the works and identities of dead white guys”, playing Tommy Douglas in Saskatchewan, Shakespeare in England, William Lyon MacKenzie in Toronto & Dickens throughout Canada. He was therefore delighted to play Louis Riel for the 50th anniversary production of The Trial of Louis Riel Canada’s longest running dramatic presentation. Currently John is appearing in a well reviewed production on Canada’s Residential Schools: Civilised.

This year marks John’s 30th anniversary touring Dickens’ solo version of A Christmas Carol, a show he has performed over 700 times since 1992 at venues across Canada including The National Arts Centre, Theatre Passe Muraille & Ottawa’s Gladstone Theatre. In 2017 he was nominated as Best Actor for the 2016 theatre season by Ottawa’s Capital Critics’ Circle for his run of A Christmas Carol at Ottawa’s Gladstone Theatre.

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