one-man show

one-man show

FAWLTY TOWERS as the setting for the scene in the Inn taken from the STEVE NALLON CHRISTMAS CAROL

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http://www.nallon.com Follow on Twitter @SteveNallon – More CHRISTMAS CAROL videos and information can be found at http://www.nallon.com/?page_id=117 in this video FAWLTY TOWERS is the setting for Scrooge's dinner on his way home with Basil and Sybil as hosts. In Steve Nallon's magical and inventive one-man show, the impressionist, actor and comedian invites you to join him and his 'troupe of characters' in a unique and very contemporary telling of the Dickens classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Using his vast array of voices, Steve has assembled one of the biggest stellar celebrity casts imaginable - including Robin Williams, The Flintstones, Woody Allen, Ozzy Osbourne, Alastair Sim, Frank Skinner, Dame Maggie Smith, David Beckham, Tony Blair, Patricia Routledge, Ann Widdecombe, Kenneth Williams, John Hurt, Alan Bennett, Sir Lawrence Olivier, and many, many more - to make this retelling of the most loved of all Christmas ghost stories truly an unforgettable, comic and joyous event. All the well-known characters of the story are played by these famous contemporary celebrities of the present or iconic figures of the past. Some are actors but here are also politicians, television presenters, sports personalities and cartoon voices. And each 'performer' brings with them not just a recognizable persona that cleverly reflects the character they are playing, but also their own distinct theatrical style. Patricia Routledge as Mrs Cratchit is presented as if she is in an Alan Bennett monologue, talking to the audience as if they were one of her confidants. Robin Williams as Scrooge's nephew Fred delivers a eulogy to the audience as if he were doing one of his stand-up routines. Graham Norton at the Fezziwig Christmas party actually goes into the audience to play a game of 'Christmas Forfeits' as only Graham Norton could. The comedy of the show comes not just from a series of funny voices cleverly cast but an ever-changing theatrical style where the 'audience' changes its identity as often as the shape-shifting performer. "Steve Nallon's Christmas Carol is like a great big box of chocolates: plenty of variety, each morsel a gentle delight, equally good on your own or sharing with friends and firm favourites regularly popping up" Reviews Gate "... how well it captures the atmosphere, flavour, and intention of the story -- despite a wicked send-up of all its characters and conventions." The Stage "[Nallon] draws in his audience with a spellbinding performance." Warwickshire Evening Telegraph "... an impressive impersonator... but it is not just the voices -- Nallon has the mannerisms of Robin Williams, Woody Allen, Anne Robinson or Cilla Black down to a tee." Birmingham Evening Mail "Nallon knows how to charm an audience and his Christmas Carol is not only a feel-good romp, but a triumph of talent over special effects." The Metro Steve Nallon's one-man show of A CHRISTMAS CAROL was produced by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 2003, directed by Toby Frow with music by Richard Hammarton.