Nick Mohammed writes & stars in this comedy twist on Dickens' Christmas classic.
Mr. Swallow returns to the Soho Theatre (and a string of successful and unsuccessful magic acts) with a musical retelling of Dickens’ 'A Christmas Carol'!
With co-stars Mr. Goldsworth and Jonathan, they are joined by P&O Ferries lounge singer Rochelle, as they delve into Christmas chaos!
Nick Mohammed ('Ted Lasso', 'Intelligence') stars in and rewrites Dickens' festive story for his own musical means!
See it if
You enjoy theatre that is self-aware and meta. You see its "seams" and it comments on itself.
Don't see it if
You want a high budget show honoring this seasonal classic.
"The characters observe that it's quite confusing – metatheatricality is a lot of fun but needs careful consideration to transcend simple larking about."
“There is a slapdash charm woven into A Christmas Carol-ish. From the anarchic meta-theatricality of a panto within a panto, to the set and props, it is sure to win any Scrooge over, especially with Mohammed’s endless onstage magnetism”
" ‘A Christmas Carol-ish…’ could have been horrendously Footlights, but Mohammed, Hadland, David Elms, Kieran Hodgson can all really act, dance and sing."
" 'A Christmas Carol…ish' is a load of nonsense, but nonsense with flashes of brilliance, and it goes down nicely with a cupful of mulled wine."
"It all builds to a spectacular finale in which Mohammed — a member of the Magic Circle — sprinkles a little fairy dust. It’s a festive fever dream — and I couldn’t stop smiling."