CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR A CHRISTMAS CAROL
CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
By Charles Dickens, a new adaptation by David Edgar
Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh
Royal Shakespeare Theatre: 27 November 2017 – 4 February 2018
Press night: Wednesday 6 December, 7pm
Casting is announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of A Christmas Carol, a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ festive tale by David Edgar and directed by Rachel Kavanaugh. This is David Edgar’s first Dickens adaptation since the multi-award winning production of Nicholas Nickleby in the 1980s.
Phil Davis plays Ebenezer Scrooge, known for his extensive TV credits, which most recently include Riviera, Poldark and Whitechapel. He has a long association with Mike Leigh, one of his most well-known parts being “Stanley” in the award-winning Vera Drake. Previous theatre credits include First Light and Pygmalion (Chichester Festival Theatre); Philistines (National Theatre) and The Gambler (Hampstead and West End).
Further casting includes Nicholas Bishop (Charles Dickens); Tom Byrne (Slingshot); Gerard Carey (Bob Cratchit); Sally Cheng (Katherine/Belinda Cratchit); James Gant (Father/Coachman); Dinitia Gohil (Belle/Isabel/Lucy); John Hodgkinson (Fezziwig/Old Joe); Beruce Khan (John Forster); Verity Kirk (Mrs Baldock/Caroline/Housemaid); Luke Latchman (Wicker); Bethany Linsdell (Martha/Amy); Emma Pallant (Mrs Cratchit/Mrs Snapchat); Vivien Parry (Lady Tibshelf/Christmas Past); Joseph Prowen (Fred); Giles Taylor (Marley); Sarah Twomey (Fanny/Jane); Jamie Tyler (Uber/Doctor/2nd Businessman) and Brigid Zengeni (Mrs Trowell/Christmas Present).
A Christmas Carol is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh and designed by Stephen Brimson Lewis with lighting by Tim Mitchell. Music is by Catherine Jayes and sound by Fergus O’Hare. Movement is by Georgina Lamb.
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