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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Ended 30 Jan 2016 after 61 days

Strictly Limited Run

Starring Jim Broadbent - you'd be a humbug to miss him in action!

Closed 30 Jan 2016

A Christmas carol comes to london!

Penny pinching and bad tempered old miser Ebenezer Scrooge goes on the adventure of his life, from his past to his present and beyond and learns that the value of gold will never equal that of genuine love for his fellow men. The classic tale thrills with its beloved characters and message of compassion, love and kindness and of course, Christmas spirit! British acting legend Jim Broadbent stars as the miserly bachelor, who is taken on the ultimate journey to redemption.

Ever since Charles Dickens first penned A Christmas Carol in 1843, it has seen myriad stage adaptations and the popularity of this tale of redemption and second chances has seemingly never waned. From stage to screen, opera to one man show, it is one of the most influential Christmas shows and a traditional holiday outing that defines the joy of the Yuletide period for most of us.

Bah! Humbug! What is A Christmas Carol About?

Ebenzer Scrooge doesn't see the point of letting his employees have a day off for Christmas, not even kind Bob Cratchit, who's son Tiny Tim is very sick. Eventually, he is convinced and retires to his room to pass Christmas Eve as he usually does, alone. But this Christmas is different. He has a visitor for a change, the wretched soul of his former business partner Jacob Marley. Doomed to wander the earth for eternity for his sins in life, Marley warns Scrooge of three impeding visitations by a trio of spirits.

First he meets the gentle Ghost of Christmas Past who shows him as a happy young man, the jolly Ghost of Christmas Present, who shows him what he is missing out on, and the terrifying Ghost of Christmas to Come, who shows him his future if he doesn't mend his ways; all of whom want to teach him a lesson about how his actions affect others, and ultimately, his own fate.

Additional Information

Dates

Previews from: 30 November 2015

Opening night: 9 December 2015

Closing night: 30 January 2016

Audience

Suitable for the whole family to enjoy together

Run time

To be confirmed by producers

Show times

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 Matinee--14:30--14:30-
 Evening19:3019:3019:3019:3019:3019:30-

What You Say

1 reviews, average rating: (2.0 Stars)

Anonymous: “A Christmas Disappointment”

I hoped it was all a joke until the second half then I realised I was stuck... more

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