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Keith Allen stars in Mark Gatiss’ A Christmas Carol

Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Eilene Davidson Productions present

The Nottingham Playhouse production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story, adapted by Mark Gatiss, directed by Adam Penford.

Keith Allen will star as Scrooge in Mark Gatiss’ acclaimed adaptation of A Christmas Carol. The production returns to Nottingham Playhouse and Alexandra Palace after a highly successful run in 2020.

Star of stage and screen Keith Allen (Shallow Grave, Robin Hood BBC; Kingsman, The Golden Circle Marvel Films; The Pembrokeshire Murders ITV) leads the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge and is joined by Peter Forbes (Follies) as Marley, along with Leona Allen (The Devil’s Hour Amazon Prime) as Caroline, James Backway (War Horse National Theatre/West End) as Fred, Geoffrey Beevers (Amadeus National Theatre) as Narrator, Angelina Chudi (Henry VI: War of the Roses RSC) as Belle, Edward Harrison (The Sound of Music Chichester Festival Theatre) as Bob Cratchit (understudy Scrooge), Bettrys Jones (The Art of Illusion Hampstead Theatre) as Ghost of Christmas Past, Joe Shire (Witness for the Prosecution Eleanor Lloyd) as Fezziwig/Ghost of Christmas Present, Rebecca Trehearn (Sweet Charity Nottingham Playhouse) as Mrs Cratchit, and Ryan Weston (Herons Italia Conti) as Tiny Tim.

The role of Edwin Cratchit will be shared by William Barker and Charlie Westlake, while Grace Cratchit will be shared by Madison Spencer-Ogiorumua and Ava-Jade Wolstenholme.

Stephanie Sirr, Chief Executive, Nottingham Playhouse commented:

The casting of Keith Allen as Scrooge is a real coup, we’re fascinated to see his interpretation of Mark Gatiss’ fantastic version of A Christmas Carol.”

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 …

In the creative team, joining writer Mark Gatiss and director Adam Penford are Paul Wills (Designer), Philip Gladwell (Lighting Designer), Ella Wahlström (Sound Designer), Nina Dunn for PixelLux (Video Designer), Georgina Lamb (Movement Director), Tingying Dong (Composer), John Bulleid (Illusions Designer), Ginny Schiller CDG (Casting Director), Verity Naughton CDG (Children’s Casting Director), Matthew Forbes (Puppet Designer and Director), Tom Attwood (Musical Director), Kate Godfrey (Voice and Dialect Coach) and Joseph Marshall (Associate Designer).

Posted on 06 September 2023

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