Full cast announced for A Christmas Carol
Full casting has been announced for the Jim Broadbent led new production of A Christmas Carol adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novella by Charles Dickens which runs at the Noel Coward Theatre from 30 November 2015 to 30 January 2016, with an official opening on 9 December 2015.
Joining the previously announced Jim Broadbent as 'Scrooge' will be Adeel Akhtar, Amelia Bullmore, Keir Charles, Samantha Spiro, Jack Parker and Kim Scopes.
Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the show will be directed by Phelim McDermott with designs by Tom Pye, movement by Toby Sedgwick, lighting design by Peter Mumford and sound design by Gareth Fry.
A Christmas Carol follows miser Ebenezer Scrooge as he is taken on a ghostly journey throughout his Christmas Past, Present and Future in an attempt to show him the true meaning of Christmas. The story has been adapted countless times into stage and screen productions, and is one of the most popular festive stories of all time.
Adeel Akhtar was BAFTA-nominated for his role in 'Utopia', and starred in Chris Morris' 'Four Lions' and Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator'. His work on-stage includes playing Guildenstern in 'Hamlet' at the Young Vic.
Amelia Bullmore is known not only for her writing ('Di and Viv and Rose') but also for playing Kay Hope in hit BBC comedy 'Twenty Twelve'. Her stage credits include 'The Norman Conquests' at the Old Vic, which subsequently transferred to Broadway.
Keir Charles' recent stage appearances include 'The White Devil', 'The Arden of Faversham' and 'The Roaring Girl' (all for the RSC).
Samantha Spiro is a double Olivier Award-winning actress who recently appeared on stage in 'Di and Viv and Rose' at the Vaudeville Theatre, 'Macbeth' and 'The Taming of the Shrew' at Shakespeare's Globe. She won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for both 'Merrily We Roll Along' at the Donmar Warehouse and 'Hello! Dolly' at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.
Tickets for A Christmas Carol are now on sale.