A Christmas Carol returns to Middle Temple Hall


Thursday 17 October 2019


Christmas shows

Antic Disposition return for a fifth magical run this festive season at Middle Temple Hall with their acclaimed adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
A Christmas Carol at Middle Temple Hall

Image courtesy Antic Disposition


Casting has been announced for Antic Disposition's adaptation of Charles Dickens' all-time festive favourite A Christmas Carol.


The show will play for a fifth season this year at the beautiful, wood-panelled Middle Temple Hall which was completed in 1573.


It's a location that would have been well-known to Dickens, and this hidden historical gem is an ideal setting in which to immerse yourself in this adaptation of his much-loved classic.


A Christmas Carol plays for a relatively short run between 21 and 30 December 2019, and combines the ghostly tale of Ebenezer Scrooge with original songs inspired by traditional Victorian Christmas carols.


Olivier Award-nominated West End actor David Burt (Enjolras in the original cast of Les Misérables, Palace Theatre; original cast of Evita, Prince Edward Theatre) returns for a fourth year with his critically acclaimed performance as the ill-tempered Ebenezer Scrooge.


Also returning is Haydn Oakley (An American in Paris, Dominion Theatre; Sunset Boulevard, London Coliseum) who originated the role of Bob Cratchit in the production.


The talented cast of actor-musicians also includes:


Geri Allen as Mrs. Cratchit/Mrs. Fezziwig


Megan Ashley as Belle


Chris Courtenay as the Ghost of Jacob Marley


Elliot Fitzpatrick as Fred/Young Scrooge


Lucy Ford as Martha Cratchit/Fan


Katie Lovell as the Ghost of Christmas Past


Nigel Richards as the Ghost of Christmas Present/Fezziwig, and


Matt Whipps as Peter Cratchit/Teen Scrooge.


Completing the cast are Jacob Fullagar and Noah Swer-Fox, sharing the roles of Tiny Tim/Boy Scrooge.


A Christmas Carol is adapted for the stage by Antic Disposition artistic directors Ben Horslen and John Risebero, who together founded the Peter Brook Award-winning company in 2005.


Their recent productions include Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth in Temple Church; The Comedy of Errors and Much Ado About Nothing in Gray's Inn Hall; and Henry V, which recently toured twenty of the UK's cathedrals.


The production's score is composed and arranged by Nick Barstow, who recently re- orchestrated the musical Rags ahead of its UK premiere at the Hope Mill Theatre, as well as being the musical director of theatrical supergroup The Cardinals, featuring Ramin Karimloo, Ben Forster, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Celinde Schoenmaker.


The directors commented ...


"As the nights draw in, we're excitedly making preparations for a fifth season of A Christmas Carol in one of our very favourite venues, the extraordinary Middle Temple Hall.


A feast of mulled wine, mince pies, music and magic for all the family, this show is the perfect it with audiences old and new."


Synopsis


First staged in 2012 and firmly established as one of London's most magical Christmas treats, this joyous festive celebration combines the ghostly tale of Ebenezer Scrooge with original songs inspired by the carols of a traditional Victorian Christmas.


Step off the bustle of Fleet Street and journey through cobbled alleyways and  gas-lit courtyards to arrive at the hidden historical gem Middle Temple Hall - a location well-known to Charles Dickens himself, who studied law at the ancient institution.


Decked with boughs of holly, filled with the scent of mulled wine and mince pies and brimming with festive cheer, enter the magnificent wood-panelled hall and immerse yourself in this joyous adaptation of the beloved Christmas classic for everyone aged 6 and over.


Cast


David Burt - Ebenezer Scrooge

Haydn Oakley - Bob Cratchit

Geri Allen - Mrs. Cratchit/Mrs. Fezziwig

Megan Ashley - Belle

Chris Courtenay - the Ghost of Jacob Marley

Elliot Fitzpatrick - Fred/Young Scrooge

Lucy Ford - Martha Cratchit/Fan

Katie Lovell - the Ghost of Christmas Past

Nigel Richards - the Ghost of Christmas Present/Fezziwig

Matt Whipps - Peter Cratchit/Teen Scrooge


Sharing the roles of Tiny Tim/Boy Scrooge:

Jacob Fullagar

Noah Swer-Fox


Creatives


Author: Charles Dickens, book by Ben Horslen and John Risebero
Composer: Nick Barstow
Lyricist: Ben Horslen and John Risebero
Director: Ben Horslen and John Risebero
Production: Antic Disposition

Venue


Middle Temple Hall
Middle Temple Lane
London
EC4Y 9AT

Dates


From: Saturday 21 December 2019

Closes: Monday 30 December 2019

Tickets


Standard:

Reserved seats:

Adult £45

Unreserved seats:

Adult £35

Concessions:

Reserved seats:

Under 26 £35

Unreserved seats:

Under 26 £25


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Links


Show website
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