One Man Christmas Carol

Rob MacLean takes over lead for all 29 roles

Actor Rob MacLean

The Island Theatre Festival presents One Man Christmas Carol, starring Rob MacLean as all 29 characters in the classic holiday show A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. 

Wade Lynch was initially cast in the lead but had to withdraw. The role of Scrooge, and all other characters, will now be portrayed by seasoned Island actor, Rob MacLean.

MacLean has been working in theatre professionally since 1987. With his friends Rob MacDonald, Ed Rashed and Matt Rainey, MacLean perpetrated a lot of nonsense in the improv group, ForPlay. In addition to acting, he was the artistic director of TheatrePEI for a number of years. More recently he has collaborated with his wife Melissa Mullen in writing adaptations and plays.

MacLean will channel all the spirits and lessons learned over his career to embody the characters in A Christmas Carol—transforming from a shaken Scrooge to Undertaker’s Man, Tiny Tim, and three or four good-humoured fellows, among others.

Produced by Campbell Webster Entertainment, this one-man, one-hour show will be performed in local theatres across the Island, including: Florence Simmons Performance Hall in Charlottetown on December 12, 13, 14 and 17 at 7:30 pm; Kings Playhouse in Georgetown on December 15 at 7:30 pm and December 16 at 1 pm; and Souris Show Hall on December 16 at 7:30 pm and December 17 at 1 pm.

For tickets, call 1-877-566-3346.