Old Vic Theatre has postponed its London premiere of screen-to-stage musical Local Hero and announced that its next production will now be the return of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol this winter.
Antic Disposition’s A Christmas Carol is true to both the spirit and detail of the book, while adding its own sense of playfulness that feels fresh and modern.
Audiences are describing Jud Charlton’s solo staging of Charles Dickens’ festive classic, A (One-Man) Christmas Carol as “excellent” and “amazing”. Take a look at what’s been said about the show, then book your tickets for its final week!
This freshened-up and first-rate production of A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic sees Paterson Joseph giving one of the performances of his life, his humanity simply erupting onto the stage.
How does a solo performer bring all the characters in Charles Dickens’ festive classic to life for A (One-Man) Christmas Carol? Some of the answer lay in the production images below. Take a look, then book your tickets!
Whilst A Christmas Carol may not pass muster as high theatre, there are some genuinely wonderful moments to be found at its strongest points, and as a jovial, energetic pantomime spectacle, it’s a triumph.
Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best shows opening in December.
It’s less than a month to Christmas! Don’t be a Scrooge, put yourself in the festive spirit with the trailers for A (One-Man) Christmas Carol , which plays at The Hen & Chickens Theatre this December. Book your tickets now!
Quintessential seasonal story A Christmas Carol will be staged as Charles Dickens would have performed it, in a solo production, when A (One-Man) Christmas Carol plays at The Hen & Chickens Theatre this December. Time to book those tickets!
As part of her ongoing post-show talk series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock heads to a Charles Dickens’ show in December… that isn’t A Christmas Carol! Got any questions for the team behind The Signalman at the Old Red Lion Theatre?
Paterson Joseph (Peep Show, Green Wing) is to star as Ebenezer Scrooge in Matthew Warchus’ big-hearted, hit production of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). The Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol returns on 4 December 2019,
Details of Matthew Warchus’ Season 5 at The Old Vic Theatre have been announced. Highlights include:
Claire Foy and Matt Smith making their Old Vic debuts in Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs and Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe starring in a double bill of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame and Rough for Theatre ll.
Winner of Best Fringe Theatre in the 2019 Stage Awards, The Barn Theatre has announced its line-up of five in-house productions for the upcoming 2019 season, including Michael Morpurgo’s The Butterfly Lion, Shakespeare’s Henry V, a brand new production of the comic thriller The 39 Steps, the award-winning musical Daddy Long Legs and a reimagining of Charles Dickens’ festive masterpiece A Christmas Carol.
There is greatness striding through the heart of Bristol Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol and it comes in the shape of Felix Hayes’ Ebenezer Scrooge.
Simon Callow’s telling of A Christmas Carol at the Arts Theatre is theatrical perfection. A solo performance, aided only by subtly ingenious projections and the occasional, immaculately timed sound effect, sees Callow deliver Dickens’ classic festive fable in an 80-minute acting masterclass.
Has the performance of A Christmas Carol, and Simon Callow, changed over the years? Probably, but not from ego or bravura, no cheap tricks, no knowing modernities: if anything the sincerity has deepened.
David Edgar’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol, directed as last year by Rachel Kavanaugh, gives the old story of ghosts and redemption deft additions and expanded scenes
The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is fast becoming a staple part of my Christmas tradition, with the company’s glorious performances of A Christmas Carol really bringing the joy and festivity of the season to life, and of course, providing a wonderful night of top quality musical theatre.
As you know, Mind the Blog is a Panto-Free Zone – but what if you want to find some alternative festive fare? Whether it’s family fun or something a little more grown-up, we have a selection of seasonal offerings (old and new) that might be of use to you.
Jack Thorne’s version of the classic festive story A Christmas Carol returns to the Old Vic Theatre with Stephen Tompkinson as Scrooge. Here’s what critics have made of it…