A musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol is returning to London this festive season.
Playing in the ancient Tudor setting of Middle Temple Hall in London, the musical will feature West End star David Burt as Scrooge, and Richard Dempsey (Tammy Faye The Musical) as as Bob Cratchit.
Other cast include Megan Ashley (Belle), Michaela Bennison (The Ghost of Christmas Past), McCallam Connell (The Ghost of Christmas Present), Ayrton English (Tiny Tim), Emma Fenney (Mrs Cratchit), Lucy Ford (Martha Cratchit), Dylan Hall (Tiny Tim), Richard Holt (The Ghost of Jacob Marley), Jack Heydon (Fred) and Matt Whipps (Peter Cratchit).
Antic Disposition’s musical adaptation was first staged in 2012 in Middle Temple Hall, and runs from 20 to 29 December 2022.
A Christmas Carol is adapted and directed by Antic Disposition’s Ben Horslen and John Risebero, who together founded the Peter Brook Award-winning company in 2005. The score is composed and arranged by Nick Barstow, and the creative team includes Designer John Risebero, Musical Director Ben Everett-Riley, Sound Designer Theo Holloway, Choreographer Richard Jones and Children’s Director Rosie Williamson.
David Burt’s credits include Enjolras in the original cast of Les Misérables, Magaldi in the original production of Evita, Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar and Count Fosco in The Woman in White.
Richard Dempsey’s screen credits include Doctor Who, The Chronicles of Narnia and 1917. On stage, he is currently in Tammy Faye at the Almeida Theatre, with other West End roles including Jack in the original cast of Into the Woods, Nick Piazza in the original cast of Fame and Mr Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Antic Disposition’s artistic directors, Ben and John, said in a press statement: “Ten years on from its first outing, we are thrilled to be staging A Christmas Carol once again. With its themes of hope and rebirth, its powerful articulation of the need to protect the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our society, not to mention an irresistible dose of Christmas cheer, it’s the perfect show to brighten the gloom of the past couple of years.”