The Trafalgar Studios gears up to welcome a dark adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novella “A Christmas Carol” this December, taking up the Christmas season for the venue and joining an array of other seasonal shows like “The Night Before Christmas” in the capital. Presented by Horla, the show is a faithful adaptation of the source text, though the darkest elements of the story will become the focus, with the aim of making Scrooge’s change and re-evaluation of his life all the more uplifting. It has already received high acclaim upon its previous appearances over the years and as a result it is likely to be the perfect Christmas experience when it runs at Trafalgar Studios 2.
The famous plot focuses on the callous behaviour, and ultimate redemption, of Ebenezer Scrooge. The bitter old man, whose catchphrase of ‘humbug’ has since echoed through the ages, is unsympathetic to the needs of his workers and remains in this state despite the arrival of the Christmas season. But then Christmas Eve arrives and during the night he is visited by a range of ghosts, from his deceased business partner Jacob Marley to three other spirits, all of whom show him the error of his way, leading to Scrooge’s ultimate redemption.
London theatre audiences arriving at Trafalgar Studios 2 will be the latest in a long line of theatregoers to witness the classic story told onstage. Since the original novella was published in 1843 it has gone on to become a renowned piece of fiction, selling well in its original form and helping to reinvigorate the lost customs of Christmas in Victorian England. Television shows, films and theatrical adaptations have been a part of its legacy, with an array of well known performers taking on the iconic role of Scrooge, from Patrick Stewart and Michael Caine to Seymour Hicks and F. Murray Abraham
It is Alistair Green who handles the directing duties on the 2010/2011 production, with Joanna Volinska handling the adaptation. The show joins an array of other shows that have been announced for Trafalgar Studios 2 in the months ahead, including “Les Parents Terribles” from November to December 2010. So audiences will be picking up theatre tickets to witness a host of shows at the West End venue in upcoming months.
A Christmas Carol appears at Trafalgar Studios 2 from Tuesday 21st December 2010 to Saturday 8th January 2011.
|Booking From:||Monday, 19th December 2016|
|Booking Until:||Monday, 19th December 2016|
|Monday, 19 Dec, 2016||Lyceum Theatre, London||A Christmas Carol with London Musical Theatre Orchestra|
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