Mark Gatiss in A Christmas Carol

Mark Gatiss’ A Christmas Carol adaptation to play Alexandra Palace

Will Longman
Will Longman

Mark Gatiss has adapted Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol will run at Alexandra Palace this December, following a world premiere at Nottingham Playhouse.

Gatiss, known for being a member of The League of Gentlemen and appearing in Sherlock and Doctor Who, has penned his take on the Dickens classic which will be directed by Nottingham Playhouse AD Adam Penford.

The actor recently appeared in Penford's production of the Madness of George III in 2018, and will lead the cast in his own version of the play which will be "filled with Dickensian spine-tingling special effects".

Announcing the production, Gatiss said: "A Christmas Carol has been absolutely my favourite story since I was, well, tiny. It's an astonishingly powerful tale of life, love, loss and redemption and remains supremely relevant. But at its heart it is a ghost story and that will be at the core of my new version.

"A scary, thrilling, joyous adventure to get the blood piping on a freezing winter's night. A Victorian phantasmagoria!"

A Christmas Carol will run at Nottingham Playhouse from 30th October, before coming to London's Alexandra Palace Theatre from 27th November.

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