Jim Broadbent stars in A Christmas Carol at the Noel Coward 2015

Jim Broadbent stars in A Christmas Carol at the Noel Coward 2015

Updated On: Aug 11, 2017
By Nicki McIntyre
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    Confirmed today, Oscar Award-winning actor Jim Broadbent will make his long-awaited return to the stage to play Scrooge in a new version of A Christmas Carol adapted by Patrick Barlow from Charles Dickens' classic story.

    From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, Barlow's imaginative adaptation of A Christmas Carol will bring some of Dickens' most memorable characters to life at the Noel Coward Theatre this winter. Jim Broadbent will be joined by an exciting group of performers, to be announced shortly.

    Coming together to create this innovative new work are some of our most loved and mischievous maverick theatre-makers. The play is written by Patrick Barlow (who also wrote the huge, long-running hit The 39 Steps)  with whom Jim Broadbent performed for many years in Barlow’s cult comedy troupe The National Theatre of Brent.  

    A Christmas Carol is directed by Olivier Award-winning Phelim McDermott, Artistic Director of Improbable, one of Britain’s most inventive theatre companies, and who is responsible for the iconic production Shockheaded Peter. McDermott also directed Theatre of Blood at the National Theatre in which Broadbent last appeared on stage. Joining them is the critically-acclaimed designer Tom Pye (The Testament of Mary, The Death of Klinghoffer, The Low Road) and Toby Sedgwick (War Horse, The 39 Steps) as Director of Movement, Peter Mumford will design the lighting and Gareth Fry will design sound.
     
    The production, which will follow Photograph 51 starring Nicole Kidman, will be produced by Sonia Friedman productions.

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