A Christmas Carol
by Smoking Apples
at Petersham Playhouse, 2012
For this promenade interpretation of Dicken's classic story, Tristan composed the extended instrumental music for the chilling finale as Scrooge encounters the ghost of Christmas future.
Praise for A Christmas Carol
"Smoking Apples Theatre has produced evocative puppet theatre in productions I’ve viewed of theirs over the past two years. Their latest production of A Christmas Carol shows all the hallmarks of their intelligent approach to intricately communicate through various sized puppets and puppet theatre in different styles. Once again, I watched in admiration as they moved the audience in promenade style from room to room through the 17th Century house to witness Scrooge’s encounters with the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. The magic was palatable!
There is no doubt that the work performed in the house is magical: through the delicately beautiful innocence of the Spirit of Christmas Past, the buffoonery of the Spirit of Christmas Present and the chilling presence of death in the room with the Spirit of Christmas Future. It was for me an experience worth braving the walk in the darkness and cold outside." - Fringe Review