A Christmas Carol
Overview of the production
A Christmas Carol didn’t just invent Christmas as we know it. It’s also scary, joyful, spooky, hilarious, furious, beautiful, and a triumphant declaration that even the hardest heart can melt.
Three outstanding actors – Simon Russell Beale, Eben Figueiredo and Lyndsey Marshal– come together to tell the story and play all the parts.
"Just about perfect"The Times ★★★★★
“A cockle-warming, chestnut-roasting, heart-filling slice of Christmas”Evening Standard ★★★★★
"Excellent"The Financial Times ★★★★★
Time Out ★★★★★
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Captioned: Tuesday 13 December, 7pm
Audio Described (plus touch tour): Thursday 15 December, 2.30pm
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Approx 90 mins, no interval
Suitable for 6+, we cannot allow children under 5 in the auditorium
Simon Russell Beale
THEATRE includes at The Bridge Bach & Sons and A Christmas Carol. For the National Theatre: The Lehman Trilogy (also West End and New York), King Lear, Timon of Athens, Collaborators, London Assurance, A Slight Ache, Landscape, Major Barbara, Much Ado About Nothing, The Alchemist, The Life of Galileo, Jumpers (also West End and New York), Humble Boy (also West End), Hamlet, Candide, Money, Othello, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Volpone. For the Donmar Warehouse Temple, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya. For the Almeida Richard II and Macbeth. At the Barbican Julius Caesar. For the Royal Shakespeare Company The Seagull, The Tempest and Richard III. At the Old Vic and in New York The Cherry Orchard and The Winter’s Tale. In the West End Mr Foote’s Other Leg (from Hampstead Theatre), Privates on Parade, Monty Python’s Spamalot (also New York), and Deathtrap.
TELEVISION includes Persuasion, A Dance to the Music of Time, The Young Visiters, Dunkirk, John Adams, Spooks, Falstaff in The Hollow Crown, Penny Dreadful, and Vanity Fair; and as presenter for Great Historians, Monteverdi in Mantua, Symphony and Sacred Music.
FILM includes An Ideal Husband, Hamlet, Alice in Wonderland, The Gathering, The Deep Blue Sea, My Life with Marilyn, Into the Woods, Tarzan, The Death of Stalin, Operation Finale, Radioactive, Mary Queen of Scots, Operation Mincemeat, Benediction, The Outfit and Thor: Love and Thunder.
RADIO Extensive work includes playing George Smiley in the adaptations of all the John Le Carré novels.
BALLET Playing The Duchess in Alice in Wonderland for the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden.
Simon Russell Beale was knighted in 2019.
Eben Figueiredo previously played Schram in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Young Marx as well as roles in A Christmas Carol, both at The Bridge. His other theatre credits include Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre, Primetime at the Royal Court, Ross for Chichester Festival Theatre, Peter Pan at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Pitcairn for Minerva Theatre.
His film credits include Solo: A Star Wars Story and Daphne and on television his credits include The Attack and Scatooney.
Lyndsey Marshal is making her debut at The Bridge. Her recent theatre credits include Force Majeure at the Donmar Warehouse, The Wild Duck at the Almeida Theatre, Diminished at Hampstead Theatre, The Oresteia at HOME Manchester and Othello, directed by Nicholas Hytner, at the National Theatre. On television her credits include Inside Man, playing Agatha in Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar, Ellie in League of Gentleman, Cleopatra in Rome and Lady Sarah Hill in Garrow’s Law. On film her credits include The Hours, Trespass Against Us, Festival and Up the Catalogue.
Theatre includes, for The Bridge: A Christmas Carol, Beat the Devil, Talking Heads, A German Life and Alys, Always. For the National Theatre: The Manor, Anna, The Lehman Trilogy (also West End and Broadway), I’m Not Running, Absolute Hell, Amadeus, As You Like It, The Beaux’ Stratagem, Othello, The Effect, Collaborators, A Woman Killed with Kindness, Hamlet, Greenland, Pains of Youth, Our Class, Damned by Despair, Women of Troy, The Cat in the Hat, Beauty & the Beast and Hansel and Gretel. For the RSC: Hamlet, The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, The Homecoming, The Winter’s Tale and King Lear (also in New York). In the West End The Shark is Broken, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Inheritance, The Jungle, Betrayal, Pinter at the Pinter season, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Doctor Faustus, King Charles III (also Broadway), The Commitments and The Ruling Class. For the Young Vic: Tree, The Jungle, The Inheritance (also New York and San Francisco), The Life of Galileo, and A Streetcar Named Desire. For the Almeida: Richard III and King Charles III. For the Donmar Warehouse Limehouse, Trelawny of the Wells and Moonlight. For the Old Vic: The Lorax (also Toronto, Minneapolis and San Diego). Other theatre includes Evita and Into the Woods at Regent’s Park; Salome for Headlong; and Water and Silence for Filter.
Opera includes Orpheus and Eurydice for ENO; Lucia di Lammermoor for Greek National Opera and ROH; The Turn of the Screw for Regent’s Park and ENO; The Exterminating Angel for The Metropolitan Opera (also ROH, Salzburg Festival, Royal Danish Opera); L’Étoile, Król Roger (also Opera Australia; Green Room Award for Best Lighting Design), and Written on Skin (also Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Lincoln Center NY, Bolshoi Moscow, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Toulouse) for the Royal Opera House; Hamlet at Glyndebourne (also Adelaide Festival); The Turn of the Screw (at Open Air Theatre); La Bohème (also DNO), Wozzeck, Caligula and The Return of Ulysses (at the Young Vic) for ENO; and The Perfect American for Teatro Real, Madrid (also ENO).
Dance includes The Cellist for the Royal Ballet, plus new work with Wayne McGregor, Cathy Marston, Will Tuckett, Karole Armitage, Bern Ballet and Scottish Dance Theatre.
Awards Olivier Award for The Inheritance, Knight of Illumination for Three Days of Rain and Green Room Australia for Król Roger.
TRAINING Central School of Speech & Drama (in theatre design).
THEATRE includes Bach & Sons, A Christmas Carol, Beat the Devil, Talking Heads and Alys, Always at The Bridge; To The Streets for China Plate & Birmingham 2022; Psychodrama at the Traverse; Othello for Frantic Assembly), Jungle Book Reimagined for Akram Khan, Bedknobs & Broomsticks UK tour, Leopards at the Rose Theatre, The Language of Kindness for Wayward Productions, The Encounter, The Master and Margarita, Shun-kin, and Endgame for Complicité; Harry Potter And The Cursed Child in London, New York, Melbourne, San Francisco, Hamburg, Toronto and Tokyo; Black Watch for National Theatre Scotland; The Arrival at the Bush Theatre; The Barber Shop Chronicles, Draw Me Close, Othello, The Cat in the Hat, A Matter of Life and Death, Attempts on Her Life, Waves and John (DV8) at the National Theatre; Invisible Cities at Manchester International Festival; John for DV8; As You Like It at Regent’s Park; Let The Right One In, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Christmas Carol in the West End; Woyzeck at the Old Vic; Wings, The Cherry Orchard, Wild Swans, Hamlet and Joe Turner’s Come And Gone at the Young Vic; Victory Condition, B, and Road at the Royal Court); Boy, Game for the Almeida; Road, B, Victory Condition for the Royal Court; CBeebies Thumbelina, Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol for the BBC. Soundscape Design, Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.
AWARDS Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; Special Tony, Drama Desk, Helpmann and Evening Standard Awards for The Encounter (with co-designer Pete Malkin); Olivier and Helpmann Awards for Black Watch; Olivier Award for Waves; and IRNE Award for Wild Swans.
BOOK Sound Design for the Stage.
He is a founder and former chair of the Association of Sound Designers; and honorary fellow of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Theatre includes, at The Bridge, A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two Ladies, Alys, Always and Young Marx. At Chichester The Country Wife, Canvas, and Wallenstein. For the RSC at Stratford and in the West End: Don Quixote, The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich, The Hypocrite, The Rover, and Oppenheimer. At the National Theatre: Saint George and The Dragon, A Small Family Business, Great Britain (also West End), Timon of Athens, One Man, Two Guvnors (also West End, Broadway and international tour; Tony Award nominee and winner of Drama Desk Award for Best Score), Travelling Light, England People Very Nice, The Man of Mode, The Alchemist and Southwark Fair. Also work for Leicester Curve, Sheffield Crucible, Birmingham Rep, the New Vic, Stoke, the Mercury Colchester, Birmingham Stage, West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Watermill Newbury, Royal & Derngate Northampton, and for Changeling Theatre. In London: Bartholomew Fair, Broken Glass for the Tricycle (also West End).
Musicals include Drunk for Leicester Curve and Bridewell; Tracy Beaker Gets Real for Nottingham Playhouse and UK tour; Simply Cinderella for Leicester Curve; The Beggars Musical for Changeling and tour; Spittin’ Distance for Stephen Joseph and National Theatre Studio; and Three Sides for the Bridewell, Finborough and 45th Street Theatre, NY.
Dance includes Merlin for Northern Ballet and Jekyll & Hyde at the Old Vic.
Film & television include Moley, The North Water, Digging for Britain, A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong, Saving Santa, Upstart Crow, The Pact, I Want My Wife Back, Marley’s Ghosts, The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, Monsters Behind the Iron Curtain, Arena: National Theatre On Stage and Theatreland.
Luke Halls & Zakk Hein
THEATRE casting includes The Southbury Child, Straight Line Crazy, The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage, Bach & Sons, Talking Heads, A Number, Two Ladies and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Bridge; Patriots at the Almeida, Peggy for You at Hampstead Theatre, Don Juan in Soho and The Audience in the West End; and many productions for Sheffield Crucible Theatres.
TELEVISION includes The Crown, Chernobyl, Game of Thrones, The Serpent, Wolf Hall, London Spy, and Friday Night Dinner.
Eleanor Dolan is Head of Costume at the Bridge Theatre, where she has been Costume Designer on Beat the Devil and Costume Supervisor on A German Life.
Theatre includes, as Costume Supervisor, Enda Walsh’s Medicine For Landmark; Grief is the Thing With Feathers for Wayward at Galway Festival and St Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn; Ink in the West End; and as Assistant Costume Supervisor on Chimerica at the Almeida, where she was previously Head of Wardrobe and her work included The Dark Earth and the Light Sky, Against, OIL, King Charles III, Richard III, Medea, BOY, Oresteia, Bakkhai, Ghosts, and American Psycho. For Clean Break she designed costume for Little on the Inside and was Co-Supervisor for Billy the Girl at the Soho.
Film Costume Designer on upcoming film for Annapurna Pictures.
Current productions include My Neighbour Totoro for the RSC; The Car Man at the Royal Albert Hall; The Southbury Child, John Gabriel Borkman, Straight Line Crazy and Guys and Dolls at The Bridge Theatre; Sleeping Beauty for Matthew Bourne’s UK tour; Peaky Blinders for Rambert’s UK Tour and Tammy Faye Musical at The Almeida.
In the last twenty years Lily Mollgaard has worked on over 270 shows in the West End, on Broadway and beyond. She spent 10 years running the props department at Shakespeare’s Globe and 15 years as Prop Supervisor for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures which included The Car Man, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Red Shoes.
THEATRE includes A Number, Beat The Devil, Talking Heads, Bach and Sons, The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage, Julius Caesar, Night Fall and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Bridge; Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre; Jesus Christ Superstar for UK tour and Broadway; Sunset Boulevard and Bombay Dreams at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and on Broadway; Joseph and Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi Theatre; The Producers, Oliver! and Shrek at Theatre Royal Drury Lane; Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre; Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre; Sister Act at the London Palladium; Hairspray at the Shaftsbury Theatre; School of Rock at the Gillian Lynne Theatre; The Wild Duck at the Almeida; Company at the Gielgud Theatre; The Pinter Season (One, Two, Five and Six) at the Harold Pinter Theatre for the Jamie Lloyd Company; Red Shoes, Nutcracker and Midnight Bell for Matthew Bourne; Evita at Regent’s Park; Blithe Spirit at Theatre Royal Bath; Cyrano de Bergerac for the Jamie Lloyd Company; Leopoldstadt for Sonia Friedman Productions; Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre and 9 to 5 at the Savoy Theatre.