A Christmas Carol at the Whaling Museum

New Bedford’s Holiday Stroll Weekend – Dec. 5 & 6 – will be topped off with this iconic Christmas play

New Bedford, Mass – On December 6 at 5 p.m. the city of New Bedford will enjoy a riveting solo performance of the classic holiday story A Christmas Carol. As part of the city’s 2015 Holiday Stroll celebration, the play will top of the weekend-long celebration.

Tickets ($20 adults / $15 students; appropriate for ages 5+) can be purchased at the door, at baycolonyshakespeare.org, or by calling 866-811-4111. Discounts for groups of 10+ patrons are available, as well as for veterans, active members of the armed forces/emergency services and those working in education by calling 917-670-1184. For more information, please visit www.baycolonyshakespeare.org.

Neil McGarry’s stunning one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol won "Best Solo Performance of 2014" from the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE), after being nominated for the same award in 2013. It was also named "Best of Boston" in 2013 by critic Jules Becker.

"Astounding and charming performance... A ‘Carol’ worth singing about... the story has never been so alive and real... ‘A Christmas Carol’ for the ages” – Jack Craib, South Shore Critic, 2013

Using only Charles Dickens’ original text, McGarry delivers a riveting performance of the classic holiday story, portraying each and every character with full engagement and, somehow, making you believe you’re watching a full company of players. Fully staged, complete with dancing, this one-man tour de force has left critics and audiences of all ages laughing and crying with joy – and rightly so. Simultaneously moving and entertaining, the result is something much richer than expected and well worth the time and ticket price.

Based in Marshfield, McGarry and his troupe, The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company are touring their award-winning production of the Dickens favorite (directed by Ross MacDonald) for the third holiday season in a row.


Contact: Tina Malott
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
New Bedford Whaling Museum