Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol
Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol
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Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol London Reviews and Tickets

70%
(6 Ratings)
Positive
50%
Mixed
50%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Cliched, Absorbing

About the Show

Dolly Parton's new musical gives Dickens’ Christmas classic a Tennessee twist.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (6)

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72 Reviews | 9 Followers
85
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love Dolly Parton and a twist on a classic

Don't see it if Twists on classic stories

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
60
Cliched, Indulgent

See it if you love Dolly Parton’s style of music enough to enjoy this sugary sweet rendition of Christmas Carol

Don't see it if you don’t want to see yet another interpretation of Dickens’s classic. Read more

122 Reviews | 14 Followers
51
Great singing

See it if You want some great tunes

Don't see it if You want a script Read more

12 Reviews | 0 Followers
85
Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You l8ve the story of A Christmas Carol told with a bit of a twist

Don't see it if You don't like musicals

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
65
Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You love Dolly Parton and country music.

Don't see it if You don’t like sentimentality in overload.

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
85
Interesting, Modern, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want a fresh take on a classic - with some great country numbers from Dolly Parton

Don't see it if You are expecting the same standard retelling of the Dickens classic!

Critic Reviews (11)

The London Evening Standard
December 14th, 2022

"I’m pretty sure this imperfect tryout will be further refined into a greater triumph...Hello Dolly: welcome back to the world of musicals."
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The Guardian (UK)
December 14th, 2022

"If you come for Parton’s songs, you will most likely enjoy this show and the live band, whose instruments include the banjo, mandolin and at one point the spoons. If only there were more music, less book."
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London Theatre
December 15th, 2022

"Spurious uplift in musicals runs all too rampant, but the sentiment here is fully earned as Scrooge learns the never-too-late value in acquiring a generosity of spirit."
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 14th, 2022

"When it’s the straight-talking Dolly sharing her belief in spiritual, not just material, wealth, you’re inclined to buy it. This is a Christmas Carol with a whole lotta soul."
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The Times (UK)
December 14th, 2022

"It’s a convivial show which earned a hearty ovation at the end from my crowd. It only needs a few more astringent or unpredictable moments to balance out some of the sweetness."
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The Stage (UK)
December 15th, 2022

"It’s all so winsome it might give you toothache, but if you like your Christmas treats sugary, it’ll slip down as easily as a cup of cocoa."
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WhatsOnStage
December 14th, 2022

"It'll never be a world-beating musical but it's a fun, festive time in the theatre. If you don't love Dolly, you're the problem."
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
December 14th, 2022

“With so many versions of A Christmas Carol to choose from, Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol is like a mug of warm cider on a cold December night. It brings the spirit of Dickens’ original to the Smoky Mountains, and while it’s as sickly sweet as a jug of maple syrup, there’s something utterly charismatic, comfy, and cozy about this heartwarming musical”
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