BWW TV: Jim Broadbent-Led A CHRISTMAS CAROL Enters Final Week of Performances
Last chance to see Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent's triumphant return to the stage in A Christmas Carol at the Noel Coward Theatre. Must end its limited run on Saturday 30 January.
This new comic re-telling of A Christmas Carol, adapted by Patrick Barlow from Charles Dickens' classic story of greed, grief, ghoulish ghosts and eleventh-hour redemption opened in the West End on 30 November starring Jim Broadbent as Ebenezer Scrooge with Adeel Akhtar, Amelia Bullmore, Keir Charles, Samantha Spiro and puppeteers Jack Parker and Kim Scopes.
From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mr. Fezziwig, Patrick Barlow's imaginative and comic adaptation of A Christmas Carol brings some of Dickens' most memorable characters to life at the Noe?l Coward Theatre this winter.
This innovative new work is created by 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 over ten years ago. Critically-acclaimed designer Tom Pye (The Testament of Mary, The Death of Klinghoffer, The Low Road) provides set and costume designs and Toby Sedgwick (War Horse, The 39 Steps) is Director of Movement, Peter Mumford designs the lighting and Gareth Fry designs sound.