Simon Russell Beale to star in ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Bridge Theatre
Patsy Ferran and Eben Figueiredo will also star in the Charles Dickens classic.
UPDATE: Photos added 7 December
Simon Russell Beale will play Ebenezer Scrooge in a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol at the Bridge Theatre. Nicholas Hytner’s new version of the Charles Dickens classic will play at the Bridge from 27 November - 16 Jan, 2021.
Simon Russell Beale was last seen in the West End as a Lehman brother in The Lehman Trilogy, which transferred to the Piccadilly Theatre in 2019. He’ll star alongside Ferran, who won an Olivier for her performance in Summer and Smoke at the Duke of York’s. Figueiredo completes the cast, recently starring in Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre alongside James McAvoy.
Nicholas Hytner will direct his own adaptation of A Christmas Carol. The creative team also includes scenic design by Bunny Christie, costume design by Rose Revitt, lighting design by Jon Clark and sound design by Gareth Fry.
Upcoming performances at the Bridge Theatre include a work in progress by Simon Amstell and Fake News by Osman Baig. There will also be additional performances of Quarter Life Crisis, which will now play at the Bridge to 14 November. In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Ava Wong Davies said: “Quarter Life Crisis is a lovingly crafted, warmly entertaining piece of work — Mercy is a delightful presence, and a joy to spend an evening with.”
Photo credit: Artwork of A Christmas Carol (Photo courtesy of Bridge Theatre)