26 NOV 2021 - 9 JAN 2022
Mark Gatiss (Dracula, 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. 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.
It’s a cold Christmas Eve and mean-spirited miser Ebenezer Scrooge has an unexpected visit from the spirit of his former business partner Jacob Marley. Bound in chains as punishment for a lifetime of greed, the unearthly figure explains it isn’t too late for Scrooge to change his miserly ways in order to escape the same fate, but first he’ll have to face three more eerie encounters…
After being locked up for decades, the beautiful Alexandra Palace Theatre has recently been restored and reopened. Experience this classic story, in the haunting surroundings of this old theatre, filled with memories and the ghosts of the past.
A Christmas Carol is originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse where it runs 29th October - 20th November 2021.
Mark Gatiss says
"A Christmas Carol' has been absolutely my favourite story since I was, well, tiny. It’s an astonishingly powerful tale of life, love, loss and redemption and remains supremely relevant. But at its heart it is a ghost story and that will be at the core of my new version. A scary, thrilling, joyous adventure to get the blood piping on a freezing winter’s night. A Victorian phantasmagoria!"
Ghost of Christmas Past
Ghost of Christmas Present
Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Eilene Davidson Productions presents the Nottingham Playhouse production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Adapted by Mark Gatiss