In Dickens' classic story, Ebenezer Scrooge is a greedy, uncharitable man who is startled by a Christmas Eve visit from the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley's ghost warns him that he must change his ways or face a miserable afterlife. Three ghostly visitors attend on Scrooge during the night. The journey towards redemption for Scrooge offers hope for the future and for all mankind.
Stanford's professional association with A Christmas Carol goes back more than a decade, when he first staged a theatrical adaptation of the book for the Gate Theatre in Dublin. He has staged a production of the show at the Gate every two to three years since. The benefit reading which Stanford is doing for PICT will reprise the performance he gave for an invited audience at the Irish Government Guest House.
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