With its guiding ghosts, cruel-turned-kind protagonist, and core themes of repentance and redemption, it’s no wonder A Christmas Carol has reigned supreme as the ultimate Christmas tale for over 170 years. It lifts spirits, melts hearts and is endlessly open to new adaptations.
In London, Jack Thorne’s highly atmospheric production at the Old Vic has been the standard-setting go-to the past three years. But with the theatre remaining closed to live audiences until 2021, it's down to a live recording of the production to conjure the magic for audiences at home this year.
All the better, then, that the Bridge is offering a new interpretation of the tale to enthral us in its magic all over again.
With the perennially brilliant Bunny Christie – whose credits include the Bridge Theatre’s magical A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the internationally celebrated The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – designing the set, there's no doubt this A Christmas Carol will visually engulf its socially distanced audience in the tale.
The production follows on from the Bridge Theatre’s season of monologues, which included a revamp of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads and David Hare’s autobiographical account of surviving Covid-19, Beat the Devil.
|What||A Christmas Carol, Bridge Theatre|
|Where||Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park, London, SE1 2SG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||London Bridge (underground)|
27 Nov 20 – 16 Jan 21, Performances at 7PM with additional 4PM matinees on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
|Price||£15 - £55|
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|