Samantha Spiro Joins Jim Broadbent in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Noel Coward This Holiday Season
According to the Daily Mail, Olivier winner Samantha Spiro will join Jim Broadbent (as Scrooge) in a new version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted by Patrick Barlow from Charles Dickens' classic story of greed, grief, ghoulish ghosts and eleventh-hour redemption.
Spiro recently starred in MACBETH at Shakespeare's Globe. She has also appeared onstage in TWELFTH NIGHT at Wyndham's, THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and HELLO, DOLLY! at the Open Air Theatre, TWO THOUSAND YEARS and CLEO, CAMPING, EMMANUELLE AND DICK at the National, BEDROOM FARCE in the West End and many more.
From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, 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.
Coming together to create this innovative new work are some of our most loved and mischievous maverick theatre-makers. The play is written by Barlow (who also wrote the huge, long-running hit 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.
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