A sleight of hand in which, before our very eyes,
he fills an empty stage with an entire Dickensian landscape.
A wonderful, wonderful Scrooge.
...performance of his career...
...touches the heart...
...wondrous old skinflint...
The Daily mail
The Sunday Times
This astonishing actor was superb and Birmingham's tightly packed Town Hall
thronged to shouts of 'bravo'.
Clive Francis’ storytelling is as fresh, ingenious and enthralling as if it had only this minute sprung to life.
The Irish Times
Clive Francis has put together the definitive version of A Christmas Carol
and I never ever want to see another.
This is The One.
Clive Francis' Scrooge is the best!
Francis gives an invigorated, immaculate and heart-warmig account of A Christmas Carol.
Despite fears that a modern audience does not have the attention span for a 70 minute storytelling,
this performance will enrapture the most nomadic of minds.
The Irish Sunday Times
The splendid array of melodrama, comedy and rapport with the audience
carries the packed house along on at a good pace which never falters.
What's On Stage
Francis got through to my flinty heart and gave it a resonating tap -
the magic of Dickens' story invigorated my waning Christmas spirit,
and it's Francis' marvellous adaptation and performance that made that happy.
So less of the "bah, humbug" - if you want some classic Christmas cheer,
Francis is the person to give it to you.
One Stop Arts.