The full cast has been announced for A Christmas Carol-ish, running at the Soho Theatre from 7 to 23 December 2022.
Critically acclaimed actress Sarah Hadland is to play lounge singer Rochelle in the show. Hadland is best known for her role as Stevie Sutton in BBC’s Miranda, plus The Job Lot on ITV, Hang Ups on Channel 4 and W1A on BBC. Her theatre credits including Noises Off (Garrick Theatre), Dance Nation (Almeida Theatre), and Admissions (Trafalgar Studios).
She joins Ted Lasso’s Nick Mohammed, the double Emmy-nominated actor, comedian and writer who plays his comedy creation Mr Swallow in the show. His previous Mr Swallow shows include Dracula!, Houdini, and The Vanishing Elephant, and the Mr Swallow character has also appeared on Channel 4’s Cats Does Countdown and Backstage With Katherine Ryan.
Nick Mohammed said: “It’s such an utter thrill to be working with Sarah again. She has that formidable quality of bringing such solid truth and emotion to whatever character she inhabits whilst never holding back on her proper funny bones. It’s also a delight and genuine shock to be finally working with someone a notch shorter than me! We can’t wait to release Rochelle Kelly into Mr. Swallow’s world and to wreak more havoc!”
Also is in the cast is three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Kieran Hodgson (BB2’s Two Doors Down) as Mr. Swallow’s put-upon cast member Jonathan; and David Elms, winner of the Musical Comedy Awards in 2014. as Mr. Goldsmith, having played the role alongside Mr. Swallow in Dracula! and Houdini, and on Harry Hill’s Clubnite.
A Christmas Carol-ish’s creative team includes director Matt Peover (Jayde Adams: Serious Black Jumper, UK Tour & Amazon Prime Special; Good Girl, Trafalgar Studios; Nina Conti In Therapy), set & costume design from Tony and Olivier-nominated Fly Davis (Ocean at the End of the Lane, Duke of Yorks West End, Henry V, Donmar Warehouse), and lighting design from Richard Howell (Closer, Lyric Hammersmith; Glengarry Glen Ross, Playhouse Theatre; Coriolanus, RSC / Barbican). Composer Oliver Birch (I Want My Hat Back, National Theatre; Sleeping Beauty, Leeds Playhouse), Music Supervisor Freddie Tapner (London Musical Theatre Orchestra; A Christmas Carol, Lyceum Theatre West End), and Choreographer Emily Holt (The Entertainer, Curve Theatre/UK Tour; The Wipers Times, The Watermill/Arts Theatre/UK Tour) all return having previously worked on Mr. Swallow shows Dracula! and Houdini. Owen Donovan produces for Berk’s Nest (Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do, Rose Matafeo: Horndog, Kieran Hodgson: ‘75).