Paterson Joseph will star in the return of Jack Throne’s version of A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic later this year. Matthew Warchus’ production will be back at the theatre for a third time, following its 2017 premiere starring Rhys Ifans, and revival starring Stephen Tompkinson last year. Joseph’s career in theatre has seen him perform in a number of productions at the National Theatre and RSC over the years, as well as screen roles in Peep Show, Babylon and the upcoming adaptation of Noughts and Crosses.
If you were feeling like a Scrooge before you arrived at The Old Vic for this adaptation of A Christmas Carol, it doesn’t take long for your senses to be filled with festive spirit. The cast, dressed in crisp period costume, wander the stage adorned with over a hundred dangling lanterns, handing out fresh mince pies and clementines to the audience; this show even smells like Christmas.