A Christmas Carol at Noel Coward Theatre tickets
A Christmas Carol at Noel Coward Theatre tickets

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About the show

Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent stars in a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol this festive season at the Noel Coward Theatre. Charles Dickens’ classic tale of greed, ghosts and forgiveness is adapted for the stage by Improbable Theatre Company’s Olivier Award-winning director, Phelim McDermott.

With Christmas just around the corner, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge has no room in his cold heart for his fellow man. With greed constantly getting the better of him, Scrooge isolates himself and detests those around him, including his struggling employee, Bob Cratchit. Alone on Christmas Eve, he is visited by the chained ghost of his former business partner who warns him of the eternal dangers of living a selfish existence. What follows is a journey through Scrooge’s life as he discovers his impact on those around him, accompanied by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. In a tale that embodies the festive spirit, we see his transformation from miserly outcast to a gentle and kindly neighbour.

Jim Broadbent, best known for roles in Iris, Moulin Rouge! and the Harry Potter films, appears as Scrooge in what is the latest adaptation of one of the most popular festive stories of all time. He is joined by Adeel Akhtar (Pan, The Dictator), Amelia Bulmore (Sherlock, Twenty Twelve) and Samantha Spiro (Merrily We Roll Along, Hello, Dolly!). This magical tale is brought to life by magnificent puppets with movement directed by Olivier Award-winning movement director Toby Sedgewick, whose stunning work with life-sized horse puppets in War Horse promises great things for this production.

Recommended for

This production of A Christmas Carol is unmissable for fans of Dickens’ original novel. If you liked other adaptations of the story, including The Muppet Christmas Carol and Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, then McDermott’s take on it will provide an interesting comparison. Guaranteed to be a family-friendly spectacle, this show is suitable for children aged 10+ years.

Age Recommendations: All ages.

Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opened: 30 Nov 2015
Press night: 09 Dec 2015
Booking from: 30 Jan 2016
Booking until: 30 Jan 2016

Location and map

Noel Coward Theatre
St Martins Lane
London, WC2N 4AU

8 Reviews Add review

l really enjoyed it my favorite Christmas story. I try to go every year to see new production. The actors are very good and the set... More

sergioAraujo 192 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Absolutely brilliant! It's a tale everyone knows, but this retelling of it was inventive, pacy and funny yet still kept the moral of... More

helenkeegan 5' 3", 38 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Seatfiller 6"1, 149 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I enjoyed the show, Jim Broadbent was exceptional

BColeman 5 11", 77 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Very funny take on a Classic story.

parisrevans 160cm, 110 reviews, 13 helpful votes

madusa13 169cm, 20 reviews, 1 helpful vote

applausenow 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes

"A Christmas Carol" with Jim Broadbent was excellent.

eroot 160 cm, 56 reviews, 0 helpful votes