Paul Nolan, the Coventry veteran who now stars as Scrooge in the Albany Theatre’s new locally-set A Christmas Carol, hopes this brand-new version “awakens our hearts and haunts us pleasantly”. Sneak a peek inside the rehearsal room with our bumper photo gallery. The production runs from 4 to 26 December 2021. Time to get booking!
It’s Christmas Eve and Ebenezer Scrooge (Paul Nolan) has not an ounce of festive cheer. When the clock strikes midnight, Scrooge is visited by four ghostly spirits who each whisk him away on a magical journey through his past, present and future hoping to reveal the error of his cold heart and change his life forever.
The Albany Theatre brings this much-loved tale vividly to life with breath-taking sets, spellbinding costumes, heaps of Christmas spirit and a sprinkle of spooky goings-on with Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Mr and Mrs Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Mr Fezziwig, and all of Charle Dickens’ treasured characters.
Paul Nolan‘s professional career began back in 1985 with Coventry’s Tic Toc Theatre Company, appearing in all of their national touring and community touring productions. His credits for the Albany include The Pity of War, Tom Murphy’s A Whistle in the Dark, Mike Kenny’s The Wind in the Willows, and his own production of The Window, which was staged in 2018.
“I hope A Christmas Carol awakens our hearts and haunts us pleasantly”
Nolan is joined in the ensemble cast by, as Bob Cratchit, Joe Darke (who also provides music and puppetry), Robin Johnson, Ambika Sharma, Sam Yetunde, Pushpinder Chani and Lizzie Wofford.
A Christmas Carol is directed by Kevin Shaw, with choreography and movement by Olivia Berrell, music and puppetry by Joe Darke, set and lighting by Dan Tilley, scenic art by Trudy Rees Marklew and sound by Michael Molloy.
The run of A Christmas Carol comprises 29 performances with evenings at 7pm and a daytime range of 10am and 2pm matinees for schools and other groups. It’s recommended for ages seven years and up.
A Christmas Carol runs 4 to 26 December 2021 at the Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ, with various performances at 10am, 2pm and 7pm. Check website for dates. Tickets from £15-18. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!