The new film of the Christmas classic will be released in cinemas and head to selected theatres from the 20th November.

It has been announced that a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol will be heading to cinemas and select theatres nationwide from November 20th.

Directed by Sibling directors Jacqui Morris and David Morris, the film is set to be voiced by Simon Russell Beale, Martin Freeman, Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya and Andy Serkis.

Meanwhile, the dance performances for the film are led by former Royal Ballet Principle and BalletBoyz founder Michael Nunn as Scrooge, Jakub Franasowicz, Russell Maliphant, Karl Fagerlund Brekke, Mikey Boats, Grace Jabbari and Dana Fouras.

Choreography is by Southbank award winner and Associate Artist of Sadlers Wells, Russell Maliphant. Design is by Darko Petrovic, famed for his unique blend of high artistry and diverse contemporary style and the Score is by Tony Award Nominee, Alex Baranowski.

A Christmas Carol follows a Victorian family as they prepare a toy-theatre for their annual performance of A Christmas Carol. The audience enters the imagination of one of the children and quickly the cardboard stage transforms to reveal a magical world containing real dancers and stylised sets.  

With many British pantomimes having now been cancelled due to the pandemic, producers Frith Street Films have taken the novel approach of releasing the film in cinemas and theaters in order to support both industries.

Talking about the news, Director and Producer Jacqui Morris said: “My career started with working backstage in the theatre. Theatre continues to inspire and influence my work as a filmmaker today and I have been devastated by the current situation theatres face. Our version of A Christmas Carol offers an immersive, theatre-like experience for families both in cinema and theatres, will delight to those missing out on live dance and pantomime this festive season. I am thrilled to offer theatres a chance to screen the film to help raise funds and keep doors ajar until patrons can return in full capacity.”

Audiences will be able to catch A Christmas Carol in cinemas and select theatre venues nationwide from November 20th.