A Christmas Carol (PG)
Wed 16 Dec 2020 - Wed 23 Dec 2020
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
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Dir. Jacqui Morris and David Morris
2020 | 96 mins | UK
‘I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!’
A Victorian family prepares a paper theatre for a 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.
The classic tale unfolds in a rich tapestry of highly absorbing, theatrical drama featuring sumptuous visual effects inspired by the techniques of early cinema. In a daring twist of format, characters are portrayed by dancers and voiced by an eclectic cast of the world’s most recognisable actors.
The voice cast includes: Simon Russell Beale, Martin Freeman, Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis, Siân Phillips, Leslie Caron. The mix of danced action and spoken narration brings fresh dimension to Dickens’ characters and poetic language, whilst remaining true to the beauty of the author’s original narrative.
‘An enthralling and moving experience’
★★★★ – GUARDIAN
‘And with a year that has been as tumultuous as 2020, perhaps what we need is the comforting familiarity of a well-known tale combined with the intriguing excitement of a fresh twist.’