Samantha Spiro in A Christmas Carol at the Noel Coward Theatre
Next month, previews will begin for the anticipated production of A Christmas Carol when Charles Dickens’ story of Ebenezer Scrooge opens at the Noël Coward Theatre with acclaimed actor Jim Broadbent in the iconic role.
Now more names have been announced, with the well known stage performer Samantha Spiro set to appear in the production alongside Adeel Akhtar, Amelia Bullmore and Keir Charles, in addition to puppeteers Jack Parker and Kim Scopes. The production will be directed by Phelim McDermott, working from an adapted script by Patrick Barlow.
A Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens’ classic story set on the night before Christmas Day. Ebenezer Scrooge is a crotchety old man who treats his employees poorly, forcing them to work on Christmas Day and muttering the immortal line ‘Bah, humbug!’ at the mere mention of the holiday. Then, during the night he is visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future, forcing him to look at himself in a whole new night. It is the classic story of redemption that has been beloved since the original novel was penned in 1843.
Samantha Spiro is famous for appearing in a wealth of well known West End shows. Her credits include Hello Dolly! at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Merrily We Roll Along at the Donmar Warehouse, both of which earned her Laurence Olivier Awards, as well as Di And Viv And Rose at the Vaudeville Theatre and The Taming Of The Shrew at Shakespeare’s Globe. For the screen she is known for her performances in the show Grandma’s House.
A Christmas Carol is one of many seasonal shows to be enjoyed over the winter months, with Elf The Musical running at the Dominion Theatre and The Snowman making its annual appearance at the Peacock Theatre, ensuring plenty to choose from in the West End this Christmas.
Audiences can catch Jim Broadbent as Scrooge when A Christmas Carol runs at the Noël Coward Theatre from Wednesday 9th December 2015 (previews from Monday 30th November 2015).