A Christmas Carol

Saturday 27 Nov 2021 - 2:00pm
£5 + Booking Fee

“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 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.

“With dance, silent cinema and collage, Jacqui and David Morris tell the classic story as a scathing attack on capitalism.” - Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian

“Lusciously photographed and with a dream cast, both on screen and vocally, including Mr Serkis…Directors David and Jacqui Morris deserve all the acclaim they’ll no doubt receive for breathing new life into arguably the greatest story ever told.”- Roger Crow, On: Yorkshire Magazine

“Perfectly pitched between film and theatre… Carey Mulligan has a voice to die for.” - Mark Kermode, BBC Radio 5 Live Kermode and Mayo Film Review

David Morris, Jacqui Morris
Martin Freeman, Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis, Thea Achillea, Ruby McMillan-Wilson, Oliver John Lock. Siân Phillips
Parental Guidance
1hr 36mins
£5 + Booking Fee