NEWS: Antic Disposition’s A Christmas Carol to Return to Middle Temple Hall

The company’s festive retelling of this classic story returns to Middle Temple Hall for its fifth season.

Antic Disposition’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol will play at the Middle Temple Hall for a limited run from the 21st to the 30th December it has been announced.

Back for its fifth season at the venue, Ben Horslen and John Risebero’s production combines the story of Ebenezer Scrooge with original songs that have been inspired by tradition Victorian Christmas Carols.

Talking about the news the pair said: “As the nights draw in, we’re excitedly making preparations for a fifth season of A Christmas Carol in one of our very favourite venues, the extraordinary Middle Temple Hall. A feast of mulled wine, mince pies, music and magic for all the family, this show is the perfect celebration of the festive season, and we can’t wait to share it with audiences old and new.”

The cast for the production is led by Olivier Award-nominated West End actor David Burt (Enjolras in the original cast of Les Misérables, Palace Theatre; original cast of Evita, Prince Edward Theatre), who returns to the production for the fourth time as Ebenezer Scrooge. He is set to be joined by Haydn Oakley (An American in Paris, Dominion Theatre; Sunset Boulevard, London Coliseum) who originated the role of Bob Cratchit in the production. Meanwhile, the cast also includes: includes Geri Allen as Mrs. Cratchit/Mrs. Fezziwig; Megan Ashley as Belle; Chris Courtenay as the Ghost of Jacob Marley; Elliot Fitzpatrick as Fred/Young Scrooge; Lucy Ford as Martha Cratchit/Fan; Katie Lovell as the Ghost of Christmas Past; Nigel Richards as the Ghost of Christmas Present/Fezziwig;.Matt Whipps as Peter Cratchit/Teen Scrooge and Jacob Fullagar and Noah Swer-Fox, who will
share the roles of Tiny Tim/Boy Scrooge.

A Christmas Carol was adapted for the stage by Antic Disposition’s Artistic Directors Ben Horslen and John Risebero. The score was composed and arranged by Nick Barstow, who recently re- orchestrated the musical Rags ahead of its UK premiere at the Hope Mill Theatre, as well asbeing the musical director of theatrical supergroup The Cardinals, featuring Ramin Karimloo, Ben Forster, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Celinde Schoenmaker.

A Christmas Carol will run at the Middle Temple Hall from the 21st to the 30th December.

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