First look at Jim Broadbent in A Christmas Carol

Jim Broadbent and Amelia Bullmore in A Christmas Carol. Credit Johan Persson.jpg

Production photography has been released of the cast of A Christmas Carol at the Noël Coward Theatre, led by Academy Award-winning actor Jim Broadbent as Ebenezer Scrooge, with Adeel Akhtar, Amelia Bullmore, Keir Charles, Samantha Spiro and puppeteers Jack Parker and Kim Scopes.

Jim Broadbent and Adeel Akhtar in A Christmas Carol. Credit Johan Persson.jpgThis new comic re-telling of A Christmas Carol, adapted by Patrick Barlow from Charles Dickens’ classic story of greed, grief, ghoulish ghosts and 11th hour redemption, will play a strictly limited run at the Noël Coward Theatre from 30th November 2015 to 30th January 2016. Many performances are sold out with best availability in January.

From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mr. Fezziwig, Patrick Barlow’s imaginative adaptation of A Christmas Carol will bring some of Dickens’ most memorable characters to life at the Noël Coward Theatre this winter.Jim Broadbent and Samantha Spiro in A Christmas Carol. Credit Johan Persson.jpg

Coming together to create this innovative new work are some of our most loved and mischievous maverick theatre-makers. The play is written by the Olivier Award-winning and Tony nominated Patrick Barlow (The 39 Steps) with whom Jim Broadbent performed for many years in Barlow’s cult comedy troupe The National Theatre of Brent. A Christmas Carol is directed by Olivier Award-winning Phelim McDermott, Artistic Director of Improbable, one of Britain’s most inventive theatre companies, who is responsible for the iconic production Shockheaded Peter. McDermott also directed Theatre of Blood at the National Theatre in which Broadbent last appeared on stage. Joining them is the critically-acclaimed designer Tom Pye (The Testament of Mary, The Death of Klinghoffer, The Low Road) and Toby Sedgwick (War Horse, The 39 Steps) as Director of movement, Peter Mumford will design the lighting and Gareth Fry will design sound.

Jim Broadbent as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Credit Johan Persson.jpgA Christmas Carol and The Mackintosh Foundation are proud to be supporting St Martin-in-the-Fields’ Christmas Appeal by donating 50 pence for each ticket purchased. The appeal raises money to assist homeless people with shelter, food, help and advice. Customers, as part of the purchasing process, will be asked if they would also like to donate 50 pence with each ticket purchased.

Tickets from £20. Front row £10 day seats available for every performance throughout the run. Available to buy in person from the box office from 10.30am, limited to two tickets per person.

Visit www.achristmascaroltheplay.com to buy tickets.

Images:  Johan Persson

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