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Toronto: John D. Huston presents “A Christmas Carol” at the Red Sandcastle Theatre this December

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Now in its 30th 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.

For the past thirty 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 à la Dickens.” (The Globe and Mail)

"The audience and I share the story," Huston says, "they bring their memories of it, from movies, theatre, reading the book, even from seeing me in previous years. Together we create a memory, a new layer of the story as we revisit it together. Dickens asked his audiences to imagine they were assembled in a friend's house hearing the story told: I ask mine to do the same." Huston has no plans to retire, "I'm still in love with this wonderful story & magnificent characters.”

Huston will be joined by the vocal talents of The MadriGALs: Trish O’Reilly-Brennan, Denise Norman, Sara Stahmer on December 7th to 11th, and then with Abby Zotz on December 12th, and through December 21st to 24th. Renowned for their vivacious stage presence and irrepressible sense of fun as much as for their lovely harmonies, these gals have been delighting audiences at theatres, festivals and concert halls across Ontario since 1996.

John D. Huston presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
with Special Guests Music Guests Each Night

December 7th to 12th, 2021
December 21st to 24th 2021

Showtimes: 7:30 PM and Matinees 1:30 PM

at RED Sandcastle Theatre  922 Queen Street East


$25 General Admission
and Pay-What-You-Can Preview + Christmas Eve Matinee

Limited Seats For Your Safety

About John D. Huston

This year marks John’s 30th anniversary touring A Christmas Carol, a show he has performed over 700 times since 1992. A member of the Métis Nation, John recently portrayed Louis Riel, in Canada’s longest running annual dramatic production The Trial of Louis Riel. Prior to this John has, “culturally misappropriated the works and identities of dead white guys,” by playing Tommy Douglas in Saskatchewan, Shakespeare in England, William Lyon MacKenzie in Toronto, and Charles Dickens throughout Canada. In 2017 John 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. Upcoming productions include a solo show on the Canadian Indian Residential Schools currently in development.

Photo: John D. Huston as Charles Dickens.