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Mark Gatiss’ adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to return to Nottingham Playhouse, starring Keith Allen

After its smash-hit success in 2021, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is returning to Nottingham Playhouse this winter.

Mark Gatiss’ celebrated retelling of the classic winter ghost story is returning with a new cast.

Keith Allen leads the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge with Peter Forbes as Marley.

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story will run from tomorrow until Saturday, November 18.

It’s Christmas Eve. As the cold, bleak night draws in, the avaricious Ebenezer Scrooge is confronted by the spirit of his former business partner Jacob Marley.

Bound in chains as punishment for a lifetime of greed, the unearthly figure explains it isn’t too late for Scrooge to change his miserly ways in order to escape the same fate, but first he’ll have to face three more eerie encounters…

Staying true to the heart and spirit of the original novel, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story is filled with Dickensian, spine-tingling special effects.

Stephanie Sirr, chief executive of Nottingham Playhouse, said: “The casting of Keith Allen as Scrooge is a real coup. We are fascinated to see his interpretation of Mark Gatiss’ fantastic version of A Christmas Carol.”

Star of stage and screen Keith Allen has appeared in Shallow Grave, Robin Hood; Kingsman, The Golden Circle Marvel Films; and The Pembrokeshire Murders.

Returning to the production from the Playhouse’s 2021 premiere are James Backway (War Horse) Angelina Chudi (Henry VI: War of the Roses) Edward Harrison (The Sound of Music)and Joe Shire (Witness for the Prosecution).

Completing the cast line up are Leona Allen, Geoffrey Beevers (Amadeus) Bettrys Jones (Red Ellen) Rebecca Trehearn (Sweet Charity) and Ryan Weston (Herons) as Tiny Tim.

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