A Christmas Carol
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, Patsy Ferran and Eben Figueiredo – come together to tell the story and play all the parts.
"Excellent"Financial Times ★★★★★
"Nicholas Hytner's glorious adaptation"The Times ★★★★★
"A superb cast... All three work in perfect harmony"Evening Standard ★★★★★
Adult: £55, £42.50, £25, £15
Under 18s*: £20 off £55 & £42.50 price point, select Under 18s* once the tickets are in your basket to apply.
Approx 90 mins, no interval
Suitable for 6+
under 18s will need to be supervised by an adult at all times at the venue and should not be sat on their own
There will be smoke, loud sound and infrequent swearing
*Under 16s must be sat next to an adult in their bubble
Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale made his Bridge debut last year in A Christmas Carol, also directed by Nicholas Hytner whom he has previously collaborated with on The Alchemist, Much Ado About Nothing, Major Barbara, Collaborators, London Assurance and Timon of Athens all at the National Theatre. In 2019 he was seen in The Lehman Trilogy at the National Theatre and in the West End and later reprised the role in 2020 on Broadway. As well as being the recipient of multiple theatre awards, in 2003 he was made a CBE for his services to the Arts and in 2019 he was made a Knight Bachelor.
Patsy Ferran was last on stage in New York at the Booth Theatre playing Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf. Her other theatre credits include Three Sisters and Summer and Smoke for the Almeida Theatre for which she won the Olivier and Critics’ Circle Best Actress awards, My Mum’s a Twat at the Royal Court, Speech and Debate at the Trafalgar Studios, As You Like it and Treasure Island for the National Theatre, The Merchant of Venice for the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Angry Brigade for Pains Plough and Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre. Her film credits include God’s Own Country, Tom and Jerry, How to Build a Girl, Darkest Hour, Tulip Fever, Keepsake and The Devil’s Harmony. Her television credits include Jamestown, Will and Guerrilla.
Eben Figueiredo returns to the Bridge having previously played Schram in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Young Marx. 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 Out of Joint. His film credits include Solo:A Star Wars Story and Daphne and on television his credits include The Attack and Scatooney.
Nicholas Hytner co-founded London Theatre Company with Nick Starr. For the Bridge Theatre he has directed Young Marx, Julius Caesar, Allelujah!, Alys, Always, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two Ladies, Beat the Devil, The Shrine, Bed Among the Lentils and A Christmas Carol. Previously he was Director of the National Theatre from 2003 to 2015. His book Balancing Acts is published by Jonathan Cape.
Training Central St Martins.
Theatre includes Julius Caesar at The Bridge; Company at the Gielgud Theatre (Olivier Award for Best Set Design), plus many productions for the National Theatre, including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (also West End and Broadway; Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Set Design), People Places and Things (also West End, New York and touring), The Red Barn (Evening Standard Best Design Award), Husbands and Sons (also at Royal Exchange Manchester), The White Guard and A Streetcar Named Desire (Olivier Awards for both). Other recent theatre includes The Wild Duck and Ink (also West End and New York: Evening Standard Best Design Award and Tony nomination) at the Almeida; Made in Dagenham in the West End; If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me at the Young Vic; The Vagina Monologues at the Royal Albert Hall and West End; and the all-female Henry IV and Julius Caesar (also St Ann’s Warehouse, NY) for the Donmar Warehouse.
Opera includes Tosca and the world premiere of André Previn’s Brief Encounter for Houston Grand Opera; and Medea for ENO and Geneva Grand Opera.
Film includes Swansong with John Gielgud (nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film).
Theatre includes, for the Bridge, Alys, Always; for the National Theatre The Lehman Trilogy, 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 New York). In the West End The Lehman Trilogy, The Inheritance, The Jungle, Betrayal, Pinter at the Pinter Season, Frozen, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Doctor Faustus, Made in Dagenham, King Charles III (also Broadway), The Commitments, I Can’t Sing! The X-Factor Musical, The Ruling Class, Apologia, The Maids, The Pride, Three Days of Rain, The Little Dog Laughed, The Lover and The Collection, and Pinter’s People. For the Young Vic: The Inheritance, The Jungle (also New York and San Francisco), Life of Galileo, Once In A Lifetime, A Streetcar Named Desire (also New York), A Season in the Congo, Street Scene and Been So Long. For the Almeida Richard III, King Charles III, and American Psycho. For the Donmar Warehouse Limehouse, Trelawny of the Wells, Moonlight and Polar Bears. For the Old Vic: The Lorax (also Toronto, Minneapolis and San Diego). At the Lyric Hammersmith: Fatherland (also MIF), Tipping the Velvet, and The Birthday Party. For the Royal Court Ten Billion, Red Bud, Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Pride, and Gone Too Far! Other theatre includes: Into the Woods at Regent’s Park; Salomé for Headlong; and Water and Silence for Filter.
Opera includes The Exterminating Angel for The Metropolitan Opera (also Royal Opera House, Salzburg Festival, Royal Danish Opera); Lucia di Lammermoor (also Greek National Opera), L’Étoile, Kròl 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).
Awards Knight of Illumination and Green Room Australia.
Training Central School of Speech & Drama (in theatre design).
Theatre includes Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the West End and New York; The Encounter for Complicité; The Barber Shop Chronicles, Othello, The Cat in the Hat, A Matter Of Life and Death, Attempts on Her Life, Waves and John (DV8) at the National Theatre; Still No Idea for Improbable; As You Like It at Regent’s Park; Let The Right One In at the Abbey, Dublin; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Christmas Carol in the West End; Woyzeck at the Old Vic; City of Glass for Manchester HOME and Lyric Hammersmith, Peter and the Starcatcher at Northampton; Boy at the Almeida; First Love is the Revolution at the Soho; The Glass Menagerie for Headlong. Other work includes The Master and Margarita, Shun-kin and Endgame for Complicité; Black Watch for National Theatre Scotland; The Secret Agent for Theatre O; The Noise for Unlimited; The Cherry Orchard, Wild Swans and Hamlet at the Young Vic; Victory Condition, B and Road at the Royal Court; and Othello for Frantic Assembly.
International work includes Reise Durch die Nacht at Schauspiel, Cologne; Richard III at the Old Vic, BAM and world tour, nominated for Best Sound Drama Desk; and Die Gelde Tapete and Fraulein Julie for the Schabühne, Berlin.
Exhibitions include David Bowie Is, Glastonbury Land & Legend, Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright, Five Stages of Truth at the V&A; Digital Revolution at Barbican Curve; By the deep, by the mark – Eloise Hawser; Perfume at Somerset House; Moments of Silence at the Imperial War Museum; and Tycho Brahe in Denmark.
Events include Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen & Ice Rink, Bloom, Five Telegrams (EIF opening events); Hampton Court 500 Rewind, Lighting the Sails 2014 (VIVID Live, Sydney), Soundscape Design and the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Immersive film & TV include Hear Their There Here for iOS and Android, St Ann’s Warehouse; Cla’am (winner Best Short, Raindance); Draw Me Close (VR, NT ISS, selected for Tribeca and Vienna Film Festivals); advertising campaigns for Expedia, Bose, Volvo, Philips; and The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland and A Christmas Carol for BBC CBeebies.
Radio includes Omay, Jump, OK Computer and The Overwhelming.
Awards include 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.
Theatre includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Alys, Always and Young Marx for The Bridge; Bartholomew Fair for the Globe; The Country Wife, Canvas and Wallenstein at Chichester; Don Quixote, The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich, The Hypocrite, The Rover and Oppenheimer for the RSC at Stratford and in the West End; 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 for the National Theatre; Breakfast at Tiffany’s (also West End), Our Country’s Good and Richard III for Leicester Curve; Twelfth Night for Sheffield Crucible and tour; The Dishwashers for Birmingham Rep and tour; The Memory of Water for New Vic, Stoke; The Good Person of Sichuan for Colchester Mercury; James and the Giant Peach for Birmingham Stage; Broken Glass for the Tricycle (also West End); Canvas and Wallenstein at Chichester; Bollywood Jane and Salonika for West Yorkshire Playhouse; London Assurance for the Watermill and tour; 101 Dalmatians for Royal & Derngate Northampton; and The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, The Importance of Being Earnest, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night and The Blue Diamond of Azkabar for Changeling Theatre and tour.
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 Jekyll & Hyde at the Old Vic.
Film & television include Saving Santa, A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong, Upstart Crow, The Pact, I Want My Wife Back, Marley’s Ghosts, The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, Monsters Behind the Iron Curtain and Arena: National Theatre On Stage.
Luke Halls & Zakk Hein
Theatre includes choreography for Until We Stand for StoneNest; Rosalind, Without Stars, Everything and Nothing (also NAFA Singapore) and There We Have Been for James Cousins Company; Photographs and Souvenirs for Oper Graz; With Nothing More Than Hope for Royal Ballet of Flanders; and Still It Remains and Jealousy (also Print Room, London) for Scottish Ballet.
As a dancer, Mark Brew Company: Fusional Fragments at the QEH and ROH; Yorke Dance Project for Glastonbury Festival and tour; and Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake on Broadway and UK and Italian tour.
Short films include choreography for Adrift for Scottish Ballet and Varia for Canvas & James Cousins Company/British Council; and movement direction for Shadows for Nadav Kander.
Films Anna Karenina and Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, as a dancer.
Awards 2011 winner of the New Adventures Choreographer Award.
Richard Nutbourne Scenic Studio
Anna Bliss Scully
Sands Film Studio
Deadline Technical Management Limited
Training Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Theatre includes The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at the Park; Lysistrata at the Almeida; Yap Yap Yap at the Royal Festival Hall; Fat – A One-Woman Show at Hackney Show Rooms; The Poisoner’s Pact for Stuff of Dreams; King Lear for Without Walls; Monologue Slam Winner’s Edition at Theatre Royal Stratford East; Positive for West Avenue Theatre Company/Edinburgh Fringe; Besame Mucho at Charing Cross Theatre; and Brown Buttery Monk at Leicester Square Theatre.
Television includes Holby City; Class Dismissed (series regular, series 1–3); and Gameface.
Film includes Holmes & Watson.
Radi0 includes Sketchtopia.
Training London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Theatre includes Rebel Angel at the Old Operating Theatre Museum; Eden Gate and The Hawke Papers for Produced Moon; and Substance for Sunday’s Child.
Film Wonder Woman, Lucid and Baar Baar Dekho; and the short films After Butt, Heart’s Ease and Mary Jane.
Theatre includes The Glass Menagerie in the West End; A Bright Room Called Day at Southwark Playhouse; and Unearthed UK tour.
Television Doctors, Silk and Doc Martin.
Film Common People and Belle.
Radio Number 10, Two Minutes Hate, The Mysterious Death of Jane Austen, The Russian Gambler, Best Q, Heading to Paradise and Burn Baby Burn.