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26 Nov 2021 to 9 Jan 2022
Image courtesy Alexandra Palace
Mark Gatiss (Dracula, The League of Gentlemen, Doctor Who) leads an ensemble cast, in his own retelling of Dickens' classic winter ghost story, filled with Dickensian, spine-tingling special effects.
Prepare to be frightened and delighted in equal measure as you enter the supernatural Victorian world of A Christmas Carol.
It's a cold Christmas Eve and mean-spirited miser Ebenezer Scrooge has an unexpected visit from the spirit of his former business partner Jacob Marley.
Bound in chains as punishment for a lifetime of greed, the unearthly figure explains it isn't too late for Scrooge to change his miserly ways in order to escape the same fate, but first he'll have to face three more eerie encounters …
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Age suitability: 12+
The production will open first at Nottingham Playhouse directed by its Artistic Director Adam Penford.
Over Christmas the production will transfer to Alexandra Palace.
Scheduling note: originally, this show was due from 27 Nov 2020 to 7 Jan 2021.
Owing to the Covid-19 outbreak, it has been rescheduled.
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Mark Gatiss - Jacob Marley
(Further casting to be announced)
Author: Charles Dickens, adapted by Mark Gatiss
Director: Adam Penford
Production: Eleanor Lloyd Productions present a Nottingham Playhouse production