More atmospheric and vivid than ever
A stage fairy tale with music based on Charles Dickens - with Samuel Finzi, Herbert Knaup and ensemble.
It is - next to the story of Jesus' birth - probably the most masterfully told classic of the Advent season: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. On Christmas Eve of all days, the old miser Scrooge is haunted by four ghosts and finally rediscovers his humanity. The tale from the year 1843 still seems timeless and topical today. Because Dickens' classic is a reminder of charity and compassion in an age of self-centeredness, ego AGs, and iPhones, it is the perfect way to set the mood for the Christmas season.
A Christmas Carol conjures up images of old black-and-white films in a deft interplay of lighting direction and live music. The main role, however, is played by the story itself, for its tempo, rhythm, and structure come to the fore in Martin Mühleis's version as rarely before. His adaptations of great literature have already been celebrated by audiences in the past. Now the director and producer has created a musical stage fairy tale for Samuel Finzi and Herbert Knaup that seems tailor-made for them. The two actors give the story an incredible liveliness, in which the typical whimsical British humor is not missing.