Metal Rabbit Productions, in association with Old Red Lion Theatre, presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol adapted by Neil Bartlett at the Old Red Lion Theatre, from 10th December 2014 to 3rd January 2015.
Using only Charles Dickens’ extraordinary words and an ensemble of six actors, Neil Bartlett’s A Christmas Carol is a bold theatrical reimagining of the classic Christmas story. Through this amazing re-working Barlett pulls to the forefront qualities of love, compassion and forgiveness in a totally new slant on Dickens.
Ebenezer Scrooge is a man who has everything; a thriving business, a house of his own in a popular part of London and a huge stash of money he wants to keep for himself. Best of all, it’s Christmas Eve and he’s about to be visited by his old friend Jacob Marley. The only problem is that Marley is dead. Dead as a door-nail. Scrooge is about to be dragged on a ride through the snowy and uncertain landscapes of Christmas past, present and yet to come. What is to be seen
cannot be forgotten.
You will be haunted by three spirits. Expect the first tomorrow when the bell… tolls… God bless us, every… One.
Dickens’ quintessential story of ghosts, greed and goodwill is given boisterous new life in this chilling, contemporary, fresh production. Here, the ensemble play all the roles – singing, creating sound effects and new stage configurations through their invigorating physicality.
Metal Rabbit (Johnny Got His Gun, Fiesta) and director Gus Miller (The Picture of John Gray).
A Christmas Carol, adapted by Neil Bartlett
Performance Dates Wednesday 10th December 2014 – Saturday 3rd January 2015
Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees, 4pm
Running time 90 minutes
Twitter @metalrabbitprod, @ORLTheatre
Director Gus Miller
Producer Metal Rabbit Productions
Location Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ
Wednesday 29th October 2014