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A Christmas Carol-ish by Mr.Swallow

7 December 2022 to 23 December 2022 Soho Theatre

Image: @mrswallowachristmascarol-ish.
The character of Mr. Swallow is one of the country’s most popular / irritating comedy creations and is the brainchild of Nick Mohammed – one of the UK’s most celebrated comedians, actors, and writers. Nick has received feverish critical acclaim for previous Mr. Swallow shows Dracula! Houdini, and The Vanishing Elephant and has skilfully transferred this success to the small screen.

Having successfully attempted to escape from a locked tank of water, and less successfully managed to vanish an elephant, Yorkshire pudding Mr. Swallow returns with this year with  Dickens’ festive classic 'A Christmas Carol’. Co-starring Mr. Goldsworth (David Elms) and Jonathan (Kieran Hodgson), they are also joined by P&O Ferries favourite, lounge singer Rochelle Kelly (casting TBA!) Jangle those jingles, devour those Christingles, it’s time for some Christmas chaos!

Nick has wowed audiences as Mr. Swallow multiple times on Channel 4’s Cats Does Countdown, with clips of the performances quickly going viral – viewing figures for the clip of Mr. Swallow’s Jurassic Park rendition stand at over 9 million on Facebook whilst the clip of him memorising cards has been viewed over 12 million times! He also appeared as Mr. Swallow in Amazon’s hugely successful new series Backstage With Katherine Ryan wowing Jimmy Carr with his sleight of hand.

Mr. Swallow said: “The hugest of thank yous to the Dickens estate for trusting me with this literary classic. I remember studying it at school and never really liking it. But it has been a real privilege getting to take the original text and change all the words, context and overall meaning such that it fits my very specific requirements. I’d also like to point out that this is the longest musical I (and possibly others) have ever written. Fingers crossed it’s not the last!"

Nick was also recently nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Comedy Series at the Hollywood Critics Choice Awards.  He also created, wrote, executive produced and co-starred, alongside David Schwimmer, in Sky One's hit show Intelligence which has had two critically acclaimed series with The Wall Street Journal calling it “Frequently hilarious… Intelligence goes rollicking along, with much to commend it, chiefly its wit and energy”. For his role Nick was nominated for an RTS Award for Comedy Performance.

Mr Swallow has received fantastic reviews:

“One of the most incontrovertibly hilarious hours in town." ★★★★★ The Guardian

"Split-your-sides hilarious." ★★★★★ Evening Standard

“Comic perfection." ★★★★★ The Stage

Further Information: A CHRISTMAS CAROL-ISH… by Mr. Swallow Nick Mohammed - Soho Theatre

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