Booking to 30 January 2016
A Christmas Carol starring Jim Broadbent at the Noel Coward theatre.
Jim Broadbent returns to the stage this Christmas in Charles Dickens much loved tale A Christmas Carol. Dickens novella, first published in 1843 was a rejuvenating force in reviving the old Christmas traditions in England and has grown into staple viewing over the holiday season. The considerable adaptations to stage, film, radio and TV are a testament to Dickens story which continues to delight audiences.
A Christmas Carol starring Jim Broadbent will play from 30 November 2015 until 30 January 2016 at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Though London awaits the joyful arrival of Christmas, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Broadbent) thinks it’s all humbug, berating his faithful clerk and cheerful nephew for their view. Later, Scrooge encounters the ghost of his late business partner, who warns that three spirits will visit him this night. The ghosts take Scrooge on a journey through his past, present and future in the hope of transforming his bitterness.
Jim Broadbent stars as Ebenezer Scrooge, alongside Samantha Spiro, Adeel Akhtar, Amelia Bullmore and Keir Charles who will perform a variety of roles
A Christmas Carol is to be directed by Olivier award-winning Phelim McDermott, with design by Tom Pye, lighting design by Peter Mumford, sound design by Gareth Fry and Toby Sedgwick will act as Director of Movement.
Venue InformationNoel Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AA
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 24, 29, 176
1 thought on “A Christmas Carol starring Jim Broadbent at the Noel Coward theatre”
What was meant to be a wonderful Christmas experience we had been looking forward to for weeks clearly was one of the worst plays we have ever seen.
It was so bad that we left after the first half (we waited until then just not to be rude and to disturb the others) which we have never done in more than 30 years of going to the theatres.
The actors were not convincing at all, it all seemed more like a cheaply done amateur dramatic performance.
None of the actors played their role convincingly and the stage set up was just very simple and silly.
The whole play seemed to be short of actors and lots of puppets, puppet heads and whatever weird things you can think of to symbolise a human being or ghost for that matter.
It was just horrendous.
Although the theatre seemed to be sold out, quite a lot of people left with us or even during the play.
Given we paid 90 GBP per head this was not even worth 20 GBP.
It is such a beautiful story which we have seen a couple of times before and never failed to get under our skin and be emotionally touching.
This adaption of it was just annoying and one couldn’t even imagine how somebody would come up with this artistic realisation.