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A Christmas Carol due to Close as War Of The World’s Extends

Sunday, 10th Jan 2016  

The War of the Worlds

It’s now January 2016 and as the Christmas trees find themselves in rubbish heaps and we all embark on a new year it already seems like a long time since we opened our presents.

With that in mind it is little surprise that one of the festive season’s shows is coming to an end shortly as A Christmas Carol continues towards its 30th January closure. As a result the production is making its final push for theatregoers to head to the Noël Coward Theatre.

The announcement comes as another West End show, albeit one that is yet to open at the Dominion Theatre, reveals an extension to its previously-indicated run. The War Of The Worlds, Jeff Wayne’s adaptation of HG Wells novel, has added new dates so that it is booking to the end of April.

A Christmas Carol has plenty to attract theatregoers even now that the festive season is over. The production stars Jim Broadbent in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge and also features Samantha Spiro amongst its cast members, whilst Phelim McDermott directs. As a comedy version of the Charles Dickens classic it has provided audiences with a memorable show since it opened at the end of November.

Ebenezer Scrooge is an iconic character in popular fiction and features his as the crotchety old man best known for immortalising the phrase ‘bah humbug’. He is mean to his employees and wants to hear nothing of Christmas. So on the night before the big day he is visited by the Ghosts of past, present and future, leading to his eventual redemption on Christmas Day.

The production continues at the Noël Coward Theatre and ends its run at the venue on Saturday 30th January 2016.

The War Of The Worlds, meanwhile, opens its doors at the Dominion Theatre on Monday 8th February 2016. It is the musical version of the HG Wells’ novel and features a hologram Liam Neeson as narrator, whilst deriving its musical numbers from the well known album of the same name.

Instead of the previously-announced 9th April closure, the production now runs until Saturday 30th April 2016.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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