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Photo credit: Mark Gatiss (Photo courtesy of Bread and Butter PR)

Mark Gatiss to adapt and star in ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Alexandra Palace

The production will run at Nottingham Palace for a month before London performances.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Mark Gatiss' long-awaited adaptation of A Christmas Carol will play at Alexandra Palace this Christmas. A Christmas Carol will run at Nottingham Playhouse from 29 October - 29 November, with London performances at Alexandra Palace from 26 November - 9 Jan. 2022. 

Gatiss will play Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol, joined by Nicholas Farrell as Ebenezer Scrooge. They'll star in the timeless Dickensian Christmas story, following Scrooge who is visited by three spirits to change his miserly ways.  

The full cast is completed by James Backway as Fred, Angelina Chudi as Caroline, Jo Eaton-Kent as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Zak Ford-Williams as Tiny Tim, Aoife Gaston as Belle, Christopher Godwin as the Narrator, Edward Harrison as Bob Cratchit, Sarah Ridgeway as Mrs Cratchit and Joe Shire as the Ghost of Christmas Present.

Adam Penford will direct A Christmas Carol, reuniting Gatiss and Penford for the first time since The Madness of George III in 2018. Scenic design is by Paul Wills, with lighting design by Philip Gladwell, sound design by Ella Wahlström and movement direction by Georgina Lamb.

So far, this is the second confirmed production of A Christmas Carol to run in London this year. The Old Vic will stage Jack Thorne's adaptation of A Christmas Carol for a fifth consecutive year. But at the Park Theatre, audiences can see Cratchit, a new play that centres on Bob Cratchit.

A Christmas Carol is at Alexandra Palace from 26 November - 9 Jan. 2022. 

Photo credit: Mark Gatiss (Photo courtesy of Bread and Butter PR)

Article Updated: 30 September 2021


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