A Christmas Carol at The Bridge Theatre

Charles Dickens' masterpiece is coming to the Bridge Theatre under the director of theatre legend Nicholas Hytner. Peter Gray reports.

Nicholas Hytner’s new version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Bridge theatre promises a scary, joyful, spooky, hilarious and ultimately triumphant adaptation of the play.

And with just three actors playing all the parts, The work promises to be as much a study in storytelling economy as a paean to seasonal goodwill and human kindness.

Simon Russell Beale, Patsy Ferran and Eben Figueiredo are the actors in question, with Beale having appeared in a previous version of  A Christmas Carol alongside Martin Freeman and Carey Mulligan.

Dickens’ festive masterpiece is the subject of two other major productions this Christmas, with Andrew Lincoln taking the role of Ebenezer Scrooge at the Old Vic and Brian Conley stepping into the businessman’s shoes at the Dominion Theatre.

If that were not enough, acclaimed actor Dominic Gerrard has reprised his one man version of the play for a series of forthcoming livestreamed events. Gerrard recently shot a version of the play at the Charles Dickens Museum in Bloomsbury, and the film will be available on the museum’s website on the 17th, 20th and 31st of December.

A Christmas Carol at the Bridge Theatre has now ended. More information about the production can be found here.

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What: new theatre
When: past
Where: Bridge Theatre