Full castings is announced for the revival of Mark Gatiss’ A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story, returning to the Alexandra Palace this Christmas.
Star of stage and screen Keith Allen – known for Shallow Grave, Robin Hood BBC, Kingsman: The Golden Circle Marvel Films, The Pembrokeshire Murders ITV – will play the role of Scrooge.
He is joined by Peter Forbes (Follies, National Theatre) as Marley along with Geoffrey Beevers (Amadeus National Theatre) as the Narrator, of the much love festive tale.
Bob Cratchit and his wife, Mrs Cratchit, will be played by Edward Harrison, known for Queenie on Channel 4, and West End favourite Rebecca Trehearn, most recently seen in the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella. Ryan Weston will play Tiny Tim.
Playing the ghosts are: Bettrys Jones as Ghost of Christmas Past and Joe Shire as Ghost of Christmas Present / Fezziwig.
Other cast include: Leona Allen (The Devil’s Hour Amazon Prime) as Caroline, James Backway (War Horse National Theatre/West End) as Fred, Angelina Chudi (Henry VI: War of the Roses RSC) as Belle
In Nottingham, the role of Edwin Cratchit will be shared by William Barker and Charlie Westlake, while Grace Cratchit will be shared by Madison Spencer-Ogiorumua and Ava-Jade Wolstenholme.
In London, Edwin Cratchit will be shared by Joshua Beswick, Oliver Dawson, and Alex Gross, and Grace Cratchit shared by Esme Gupta-Wright, Anaya-Sky Lueshing, and Cherry Mitra.
Filled with Dickensian, spine-tingling special effects, prepare to be frightened and delighted in equal measure as you enter the supernatural Victorian world of A Christmas Carol.
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story will play the Alexandra Palace Theatre from 24 November 2023 to 7 January 2024.
Prior to its London run, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story will also return to Nottingham Playhouse for a pre-Christmas season, running from 27 October to 18 November 2023.
Directed by Adam Penford, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story is filled with Dickensian, spine tingly special effects. The creative team also includes design by Paul Wills (Shirley Valentine, Farewell Mister Haffmann), lighting by Philip Gladwell, sound by Ella Wahlström, video design by Nina Dunn, movement by Georgina Lamb and music by Tingying Dong.