Antic Disposition’s much-loved musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ festive classic A Christmas Carol returns to the spectacular Elizabethan setting of Middle Temple Hall this December. West End star and Olivier Award-nominated David Burt (Les Misérables; Evita; Cats; Jesus Christ Superstar) will recreate his critically-acclaimed performance for the third year in the lead role of Ebenezer Scrooge.
Returning to the cast of Antic Disposition’s A Christmas Carol will be David Anthony, Charlotte Armer, Chris Courtenay, Elliot Fitzpatrick, Katie Lovell, Dean Riley and Katherine Robb. The cast also includes Scott Brooks, Mabel Clements, Kate Hume, Timothy Mylechreest and María Rodríguez Reina, who will be joining the production for the first time. Additionally, young actors Harvey Loakes (The Wind in the Willows, London Palladium) and Charlie McLellan (Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre) will share the role of Tiny Tim.
First performed in Middle Temple Hall in 2012 and now firmly established as one of London’s most magical festive treats, Antic Disposition’s A Christmas Carol has been newly revised and expanded this year for performance by a talented company of actor-musicians. This joyous celebration combines the ghostly tale of miser Ebenezer Scrooge with a score of original songs inspired by the carols of a traditional Victorian Christmas.
A Christmas Carol is adapted for the stage by Antic Disposition’s artistic directors Ben Horslen and John Risebero, who together founded the Peter Brook Award-winning company in 2005. Their recent joint directorial credits include: Henry V and Richard III (UK cathedral tours); The Comedy of Errors (Gray’s Inn Hall); and Romeo and Juliet (Temple Church).
They are joined this year by composer and musical director Nick Barstow who recently toured the UK as Musical Director of Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland, starring Kerry Ellis, and was a judge on Gareth Malone’s The Choir for the BBC. His arrangements and orchestrations have been performed around the world and recently at the Royal Festival Hall under the baton of comedian and Maestro winner Sue Perkins.
Antic Disposition’s A Christmas Carol
Friday 22nd – Saturday 30th December 2017
Daily 3pm and 7.30pm, 11am and 3pm on 24th December
No performances on 25th or 26th December
Twitter @anticdispo, #AChristmasCarol
Directed by Ben Horslen and John Risebero
Musical Direction by Nick Barstow
Ebenezer Scrooge David Burt
Fred Elliot Fitzpatrick
Ghost of Jacob Marley Chris Courtenay
Ghost of Christmas Past Katie Lovell
Ghost of Christmas Present David Anthony
Bob Cratchit TBC
Mrs Cratchit Charlotte Armer
Peter Cratchit Dean Riley
Martha Cratchit Kate Hume
Tiny Tim Harvey Loakes / Charlie McLellan
Belle Mabel Clements
Mr Carter Scott Brooks
Ensemble Timothy Mylechreest
Ensemble Katherine Robb
Ensemble María Rodríguez Reina
Middle Temple Hall
Running time 2 hours (including an interval)