Samantha Spiro, Amelia Bullmore & more join A Christmas Carol 2015

Samantha Spiro, Amelia Bullmore & more join A Christmas Carol 2015

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By Nicki McIntyre
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    Casting has been confirmed for A Christmas Carol, starring Oscar winner Jim Broadbent at London's Noel Coward Theatre.

    Patrick Barlow's imaginative adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale of greed, grief, ghoulish ghosts and eleventh hour redemption, will star Olivier Award-winner Samantha Spiro, Amelia Bullmore, Adeel Akhtar and Keir Charles. Puppeteers Jack Parker and Kim Scopes complete the ensemble.

    Double Olivier Award-winner Samantha Spiro's theatre credits include Di Viv and Rose (Vaudeville), Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare's Globe), Hello Dolly, Much Ado About Nothing (both Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Twelfth Night (Donmar/Wyndhams), Merrily We Roll Along (Donmar), and Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick (National Theatre). In addition to multiple film and television credits, she's also been cast in the forthcoming season 6 of HBO's award-winning series Game of Thrones.

    As a playwright, Amelia Bullmore won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her first stage play, Mammals. Her secnd play Di Viv and Rose ran at the Hampstead Theatre before transferring to the West End's Vaudeville Theatre in early 2015. Her acting credits include the film What We Did on Our Holiday, and the TV programmes Twenty Twelve, State of Play, I'm Alan Partridge, and Coronation Street. She also writes and stars in the series Scott & Bailey (ITV).

    Adeel Akhtar's film credits include the recently released Pan, Convenience, Sacha Baron-Cohen's The Dictator, and the acclaimed indie film Four Lions. On TV he's appeared in Capital, River, The Night Manager (all BBC), Utopia (Channel 4), The Job Lot (ITV), and international drama The Tunnel (Sky). His stage credits include 2011's Hamlet at the The Young Vic.

    Keir Charles' thetare credits include The White Devil, The Taming Of The Shrew, The Merchant Of Venice (all RSC), Mydidae (Soho Theatre), Kursk (Young Vic), and Incomplete and Random Acts of Kindness (Royal Court). He's also appeareed in the films Man Up, Kursk, Across The River, Black Pond, and Love Actually, in addition to the TV programmes Holby City, Green Wing and The Bill.

    A Christmas Carol begins previews Monday 30 November 2015 at the Noel Coward Theatre.