Irreconcilable History and Fiction in Mr. Dickens and His Carol

Seattle Rep brings Samantha Silva’s acclaimed Mr. Dickens and His Carol to the stage for this Holiday season. The performance is expressive, dynamic and character-driven, with a cast of actors and stage choices that carry the story with ease. First published as a novel in 2017, Silva’s narrative explores the creation of Charles Dickens’ ever-famous A Christmas Carol while, in a Scrooge-like fashion, also going into the past, present, and possible future of the author himself. However, what is not immediately clear is that this is a fictional narrative that, in this case, leans more into fiction than accurate history.