Theatre Breaks to see A Christmas Carol in Stratford Upon Avon
A festive tale of redemption and compassion, a brand new adaptation of the much-loved Christmas tale, A Christmas Carol, comes to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon during this year’s festive period.
Written by David Edgar, probably best known for Nicholas Nickleby for the RSC in 1980, A Christmas Carol is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh fresh from her success in the West End with Half a Sixpence.
Charles Dickens’ celebrated novel is world reknowned and was first published in 1843 as a short story. Such is Dickens’ literary influence that words and phrases such as Scrooge and Bah Humbug have entered popular culture. The story has been adapted many times both on stage and screen. Famous names to have played Scrooge on the London stage include Jim Broadbent at the Noel Coward theatre in 2015/16. Sir Patrick Stewart, the wonderful Tim Curry and Frank Langella have also taken on the role. Jim Carrey was computer animated to play Scrooge and the three ghosts in the 2009 film which gave British actress Kate Winslet a top ten hit in the UK charts, but surely the most memorable version must be 1992’s The Muppets Christmas Carol starring Michael Caine and Scrooge and Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit. A firm festive favourite in the theatrebreaks.com offices.
A Christmas Carol Theatre Breaks Show Info:
Where is it?
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
When can I see it?
Playing in rep from 27th November 2017 to 4th February 2018 – check available dates