About the show
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 forThis 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.