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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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Re:play: JB Shorts – The Lowry, Salford

Writers: Ian Kershaw, Lindsay Williams, Dave Simpson &Diane Whitley, James Quinn Directors: Miranda Parker, Adam Quayle, Caroline Clegg, Martin Gibbons Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:4] JB Shorts has become a traditional part of the Manchester theatre calendar since it launched in 2009, bringing TV writers and local actors together to produce short, snappy plays. Strung together they always make for an ...

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A Christmas Carol – The Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy

Director: Graham McLaren Writer: Charles Dickens Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:5] Following their success with the show in 2011, the National Theatre of Scotland make their mark on the festive season once more with the return of their award-winning adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Directed and adapted by Graham McLaren, this unforgettable, and truly delightful piece fuses puppetry, high-energy, ...

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A Christmas Carol – Middle Temple Hall, London

Writer: Charles Dickens Adaptor and Lyrics: Ben Horslen and John Risebero Musical Director: Carôle Carpenter Director: Ben Horslen Reviewer: Jenni Rymer [Rating:5] Christmas has most certainly arrived in the form of the Antic Dispositions’ production of Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol.’ The production is set in the beautiful surroundings of Middle Temple Hall, a venue full of literary history. It ...

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A Christmas Carol – The Town Hall, Chester

Writer: Charles Dickens Music: Matt Baker Adapter/Director: Russ Tunney Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin [Rating:4] Dickins’ classic Christmas tale of Victorian redemption of a miser has found its perfect venue in the Victorian stone surroundings of Chester Town Hall. This inventive telling of a well-known tale began from the moment you climbed the steps into the entrance hall greeted by Victoriana carollers ...

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A Christmas Carol – Waterloo East Theatre, London

Writer: Charles Dickens Adapted and performed by: Dominic Gerrard Director: Tim Carroll Reviewer: Lizzie Kirkwood [rating:2] In this one-man adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’, directed by Tim Carroll, who is currently directing Mark Rylance in Richard III and Twelfth Night in the West End, Dominic Gerrard tells us the familiar story of Scrooge, visited by ghosts on Christmas Eve and ...

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A Christmas Carol – Arts Theatre, London

Writer: Charles Dickens Director: Tom Cairns Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4.5] It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… A couple of inches of sparkly snow this morning, and then Simon Callow’s masterly telling of that most seasonal of tales, Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Hardly a dramatization, with the various voices mostly just hinted at, and nothing like the author’s own ...

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