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A Christmas Carol – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Stephen Leask and Joshua Sills Director: Joshua Sills Reviewer: TL Wiswell [rating:2] Who’d expect there to be two London debuts of Christmas Carol musicals in one year? But so there is, the first a remounting of the popular American one by Menken and Ahrens, the second a home-grown effort making its first showing in the Big Smoke after two ...

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A Christmas Carol – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Andrew Panton Writer: Charles Dickens Adapted by: Neil Duffield Reviewer: Amy Taylor Charles Dickens’ most famous melancholy miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, makes a welcome return to the Scottish stage in Andrew Panton’s new production ofA Christmas Carol. Adapted by Neil Duffield, and featuring a strong cast, is this latest incarnation of Dickens’ 18thcentury allegory the Christmas story that Scotland needs ...

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Scrooge – The Grand Theatre, Leeds

Book, Music and Lyrics: Leslie Recuse Director: Bob Tomson Designer: Paul Farnsworth Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:3.5] It has been 170 years since the publication of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and the redemption of true miser Ebenezer Scrooge has touched audience’s hearts ever since and inspired many many different versions. From audience reaction to this Scrooge it is clear its ...

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Northern Ballet: A Christmas Carol – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Carl Davis Choreographer: Massimo Moricone Director: Christopher Gable Reviewer: Seb Farrell [rating:4] The Northern Ballet return to The Palace Theatre with what is now becoming their traditional Victorian festive favourite. The ballet is based upon the original 1992 choreography of Massimo Moricone and has become an audience favourite and the signature ballet of the company with good reason. Undertaking ...

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A Christmas Carol – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Composer: Carl Davis CBE Artistic Director: David Nixon OBE Choreography: Massimo Moricone Reviewer: Ray Taylor [rating:5] There can be hardly anyone who is not familiar with the story of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, a lonely grumpy old man to whom Christmas is ‘Humbug’ and who has no charitable thoughts for anyone else. Then one night he is visited by the ghost ...

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Scrooge – The Mayflower, Southampton

Writer: Based on the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Director: Bob Tomson Reviewer: Naomi Stevens [rating:4] With a multitude of catchy numbers and a fabulously festive story, Scrooge contains the ingredients for an entertaining family production. Of course, the story is not a new one. A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, has been told in many forms ...

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Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Charles Dickens Director: David Nixon Reviewer: Lu Greer [rating:3.5]   Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a story that we hear every Christmas in all manner of different forms, and in all kinds of interpretations. Chances are there’s not a single person attending the Northern Ballet’s version of the story, who doesn't know of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and ...

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