Jeremy Irons will appear at the Athens Concert Hall to read Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol'
Jeremy Irons to narrate Dickens at the Megaron
British actor set to recite ‘A Christmas Carol’ in December
Oscar winner Jeremy Irons is scheduled to read in Athens in mid-December. (Photo: EPA)
British actor Jeremy Irons is expected in Athens in December to interpret Charles Dickens’s celebrated, popular Yuletide tale “A Christmas Carol.”
The Oscar-winning actor is scheduled to appear at the Athens Concert Hall on December 15 and 16, two evenings during which he will transmit the spirit of Dickens in the runup to the holiday season.
“A Christmas Carol” is one of those stories that has been presented in every conceivable way, ranging from traditional theater productions to television and cinema adaptations featuring Scrooge McDuck and the Muppets, among others. A new version destined for the big screen featuring the voice of Jim Carrey will open in local theaters on Christmas Eve.
Just over a week earlier, Irons and his dulcet voice will tell the classic story of antisocial behavior, guilt and redemption. A gifted narrator, Irons will find himself alone on the Athens Concert Hall stage, accompanied by a few musicians who will be interpreting music and Christmas carols from around the world.
Entertaining as well as horrifying, “A Christmas Carol” tells the story of lead character Ebenezer Scrooge, a nasty misanthropic miser who receives the unwelcome visit of various ghosts.
Haunted by the spirits’ presence, Scrooge eventually repents his actions as well his stinginess and mean character.
Tickets for both upcoming performances are on sale at the Athens Concert Hall box office (Vas. Sofias & Kokkali, tel. 210.728.2333), at 8 Omirou St and online at www.megaron.gr. Prices range from 28 to 100 euros.
According to the Athens Concert Hall web site, the Oscar-winning actor appears at the Athens Concert Hall on December 15 and 16, two evenings during which he will transmit the spirit of Dickens in the run up to the holiday season with the participation of: Tetraktys Quartet Melos Brass And Dimitris Desyllas percussion instruments and musical advisor and conductor Alexandros Myrat.
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