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Nottingham Playhouse postpones A Christmas Carol, starring Mark Gatiss, until 2021




Due to ongoing government guidelines restricting the reopening of theatres at full capacity, Nottingham Playhouse and producer Eleanor Lloyd have announced that A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story, a new adaptation by Mark Gatiss, directed by Nottingham Playhouse artistic director, Adam Penford – has been postponed until 2021.

Performances will now take place at Nottingham Playhouse from October 29 to November 13, 2021.

Originally scheduled to open in autumn 2020, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story will star Mark Gatiss,best known for Sherlock, Dracula, The League of Gentlemen, and Doctor Who.

Mark Gatiss (40013781)
Mark Gatiss (40013781)

He will lead an ensemble cast in his own retelling of Dickens’ classic winter ghost story, filled with Dickensian, spine-tingling special effects.

The Nottingham Playhouse staging of the production is sponsored by Brewin Dolphin.

Artistic director Adam Penford said: “The audience response to this new ghostly retelling of A Christmas Carol has been overwhelming and it's with a heavy heart that we're postponing the production.

Customers who have booked tickets for the production at Nottingham Playhouse do not need to do anything, the box office team will contact them directly.

For further information, or to buy tickets for Nottingham Playhouse season, visit: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Due to ongoing government guidelines restricting the reopening of theatres at full capacity, Nottingham Playhouse and producer Eleanor Lloyd have today announced that A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story a brand-new adaptation by Mark Gatiss, directed by Nottingham Playhouse Artistic Director, Adam Penford has been postponed until 2021.

Performances will now take place at Nottingham Playhouse from 29 October to 13 November 2021 and at the Alexandra Palace Theatre from 26 November 2021 to 9 January 2022.

Originally scheduled to open in Autumn 2020, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story will see Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Dracula, The League of Gentlemen, Doctor Who) lead an ensemble cast, in his own retelling of Dickens’ classic winter ghost story, filled with Dickensian, spine-tingling special effects.

The Nottingham Playhouse staging of the production is sponsored by Brewin Dolphin.

Adam Penford says:

The adaptation that Mark has delivered during lockdown exceeded our already high expectations - it makes you see the well-known tale through fresh eyes - and I was so excited by all the design and production ideas we were working on. I can't wait to bring the new show to Nottingham and the atmospheric Alexandra Palace Theatre in 2021.”

Gillian Hibbert, head of office, Brewin Dolphin East Midlands said:

“Although we are naturally disappointed that the Nottingham Playhouse has had to postpone its planned performances of A Christmas Carol this year, we support its decision and understand that it has decided to do so to accord with the government’s Covid-19 guidelines to keep audiences and staff safe.”

“We look forward to the show’s return in November 2021 when it will delight and entertain audiences in equal measure. Brewin Dolphin is proud to sponsor the Nottingham Playhouse, as we continue to play an integral role in the local community, serving our clients’ evolving financial needs.”

Customers who have booked tickets for the production at Nottingham Playhouse do not need to do anything; the box office team will contact them directly. As a registered charity, there will also be an option for customers to donate the value of their tickets to Nottingham Playhouse which will help the theatre to continue its work in the community and work towards reopening.Donations to the theatre during this difficult time may also be made through their Curtain Up Appeal - nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/support/curtain-up-appeal/

Current ticketholders for the London engagement at Alexandra Palace have been moved into the equivalent performance and the same seats for the 2021 run, by day of week. Patrons will be able to use their current ticket for performances next year. The Alexandra Palace Theatre Box Office will be in touch with patrons in the coming weeks. No action is needed.

For further information, or to buy tickets for Nottingham Playhouse season, please visit: https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

For further information, or to buy tickets for The Alexandra Palace season, please visit: https://christmascarolonstage.co.uk



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