Casting has been revealed for A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story, Mark Gatiss’ brand new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Olivier award-winner Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, The League of Gentlemen, Doctor Who) stars as Jacob Marley in his own retelling of Dickens’ classic winter ghost story alongside Nicholas Farrell (Chariots of Fire, The Crown, The Iron Lady and 37 Days) as Scrooge.
The cast features also James Backway (Holes, The Taming of the Shrew, War Horse) as Fred; Angelina Chudi (Dear Elizabeth, Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man that used to hit her)) as Caroline; Jo Eaton-Kent (The Watch, Don’t Forget the Driver, Carousel) as the Ghost of Christmas Past; Zak Ford-Williams as Tiny Tim; Aoife Gaston (Barbarians, Love & Information) as Belle; Christopher Godwin (Amadeus, This House, The Dig) as the Narrator; Edward Harrison (Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies, Holes, Skellig) as Bob Cratchit; Sarah Ridgeway (HALO, Fury, The Captive Queen) as Mrs Cratchit and; Joe Shire (Witness for the Prosecution, The Island) as Ghost of Christmas Present.
Directed by Adam Penford, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story is produced by Eleanor Lloyd and Nottingham Playhouse. Originally scheduled to open in 2020 the production will premiere at Nottingham Playhouse on 29 October, ahead of its London premiere at Alexandra Palace on 26 November.
Filled with Dickensian, spine-tingling special effects, the piece is designed by Paul Wills with lighting by Philip Gladwell and sound by Ella Wahlström. The creative team also includes movement by Georgina Lamb, composition by Tingying Dong, puppet direction by Matthew Forbes, music direction by Tom Attwood, associate direction by Jasmine Teo and casting by Sam Stevenson CDG.
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story tickets will be on sale soon.
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story runs from 26 November 2021 until 9 January 2022 at the Alexandra Palace, London.