A CHRISTMAS CAROL
A GHOST STORY

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24 November 2023 – 7 January 2024
Alexandra Palace Theatre, London

Mark Gatiss’s acclaimed retelling of Dickens’ winter ghost story returns to the hauntingly atmospheric Alexandra Palace with a brilliant new cast. Star of stage and screen Keith Allen (Shallow Grave, Robin Hood, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Pembrokeshire Murders, The Homecoming) will play the role of Scrooge with Peter Forbes (Follies) as Marley. 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…

After being locked up for decades, the beautiful Alexandra Palace Theatre has recently been restored and reopened. Experience this classic story, in the haunting surroundings of this old theatre, filled with memories and the ghosts of the past.

Cast

Ebeneezer Scrooge - Keith Alen
Jacob Marley - Peter Forbes
Caroline - Leona Allen
Fred - James Backway
Narrator - Geoffrey Beavers
Belle - Angelina Chudi
Bob Cratchit - Edward Harrison
Ghost of Christmas Past - Bettrys Jones
Ghost of Christmas Present - Joe Shire
Mrs Cratchit - Rebecca Trehearn
Tiny Tim - Ryan Weston
Swing - Charlie Ives

Creative Team

Adaptor - Mark Gatiss
Director - Adam Penford
Designer - Paul Wills
Lighting Designer - Philip Gladwell
Sound Designer - Ella Wahlstrom
Video Designer - Nina Dunn
Movement Director - Georgina Lamb
Composer - Tingying Dong
Illusion Designer - John Bulleid
Casting Director - Ginny Schiller
Puppet Director - Matthew Forbes
Music Director - Tom Attwood

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Irresistibly theatrical! Mark Gatiss’s fabulous take on Dickens.

Daily Telegraph
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In the hands of Gatiss, Dickens’ festive tale banishes all thoughts of Bah Humbug!

Evening Standard
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One of the best and freshest takes of Dickens in recent years.

Daily Express