Jim Broadbent to star in A Christmas Carol

It has been announced that Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent will star in a brand new production of A Christmas Carol adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novella by Charles Dickens which will run at the Noel Coward Theatre from 30 November 2015 to 30 January 2016, with an official opening on 9 December 2015.

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.

"From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, Patrick 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."

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.

The producers are working alongside the St Martin-in-the-Fields' Christmas Appeal by donating 50 pence for each ticket purchased, raising money to assist homeless people with shelter, food, help and advice.

Jim Broadbent is an Academy Award, BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning theatre, film and television actor, best known for roles in 'Iris', 'Moulin Rouge', 'Bridget Jones' and the 'Harry Potter' franchise. He was BAFTA nominated most recently for his role alongside Meryl Streep in 'The Iron Lady'.

Tickets for the production go on general sale on Wednesday 2 September 2015.

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