Kicking off my challenge was the Old Vic’s production, which I’ve seen four times (and by some bizarre providence I managed to see each actor playing Tiny Tim).
Despite our typical view of the Victorians being highly conservative in every aspect of their lives, the young queen was relatively liberal – and A Christmas Carol is almost surprisingly socialist. And it’s this that Jack Thorne seems to have really played upon when adapting it for this brand new stage production.
Following the acclaimed success of their production last year of Sad Stories of the Death of Kings, Scena Mundi mark their own celebrations of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with a production of Twelfth Night, which they describe as “haute-couture and Surrealist” inspired.
With exquisite costumes and graceful execution, there is an undeniable elegance to Scena Mundi’s production of Twelfth Night. The striking French Protestant Church in Soho provides a fitting backdrop.