Why See A Christmas Carol?
Don your favorite festive jumper, say "Bah Humbug!" to the winter blues, and celebrate Christmas in London during the Alexandra Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol. Adapted by Mark Gatiss and directed by Nottingham Playhouse's Adam Penford, 2023's edition sees Keith Allen take to the stage as Ebenezer Scrooge himself!
What is the story?
The show-stopping classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a wealthy but thoroughly disagreeable miser, who spreads displeasure wherever he roams. Set one fateful Christmas Eve, Scrooge declines an invitation to dinner with kind-hearted nephew Fred, choosing to ignore the delight and warmth of the Yuletide season with an early bedtime.
But when the ghost of his old business partner Jacob Marley appears to him with foreboding news of three more unearthly visitations, Scrooge must weigh his earthly actions and face the consequences of his greed and selfishness. A festive fable that still hits close after 176 years, Charles Dicken's Christmas masterpiece teaches us about the power of redemption, community, and compassion and how it's never too late to change your ways.
Opening night: 24 November 2023
And before you stop reading
You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.
Cast and Creative
Mark Gatiss as Marley
Nicholas Farrell as Scrooge
James Backway as Fred
Angelina Chudi as Caroline
Jo Eaton-Kent as Ghost of Christmas Past
Zak Ford-Williams as Tiny Tim
Aoife Gaston as Belle
Christopher Godwin as the Narrator
Edward Harrison as Bob Cratchit
Sarah Ridgeway as Mrs Cratchit
Joe Shire as Ghost of Christmas Present
Directed by Adam Penford
Production Design by Paul Wills
Lighting Design by Philip Gladwell
Sound Design by Ella Wahlstrom
Video Design by Nina Dunn
Movement Design by Georgina Lamb
Composition by Tingying Dong
Casting directed by Sam Stevenson
Puppet Directing by Matthew Forbes
Music Directed by Tom Attwood
Associate Director, Jasmine Teo.
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