Two Doctor Who legends unite for a unique, ‘live radio play’ production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol this December
Live on stage and in person, television favourites Colin Baker (The Sixth Doctor) and Peter Purves (Steven Taylor) lead the cast in a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. The new production is presented by the Crime And Comedy Theatre Company as a radio-play-live-on-stage. Baker stars as the iconic Scrooge, while Purves narrates as Charles Dickens. The setting is a radio studio, the actors ready as if for a radio broadcast, and the sound effects also created live. It all combines to transport the audience to Victorian London, for this 180th anniversary production of Dickens’ timeless tale of charity, forgiveness and redemption at Christmas.
A Christmas Carol follows Colin Baker’s role as Sherlock Holmes in Crime and Comedy’s similar style production of The Hound of the Baskervilles last year.
The Doctor Who stars will be touring the UK this December, naturally enough, with tickets on sale now.
A Christmas Carol tour dates and venues
8 Dec – the Electric Theatre, Guildford – 01483 501200 – www.electric.theatre
9 Dec – Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes – 01908 324466 – www.stantonburytheatre.co.uk
10 Dec – The Lights, Andover – 01264 368368 – www.thelights.org.uk
11 Dec – Theatre Royal Winchester – 01962 840 440 – www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.
12 Dec – Tamworth Assembly Rooms – 01827 709618 – www.tamworthassemblyrooms.
A Christmas Carol
“He was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge – a squeezing, grasping, covetous, old sinner!”
On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is warned by the ghost of his late partner, Jacob Marley, that he will be visited by three Spirits – Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet To Come. Together they whisk Scrooge to the past and his happy boyhood Christmastimes, to the present to meet Tiny Tim at Bob Cratchit’s Christmas feast, and finally to the future and Scrooge’s own miserable grave – all attempting to show him the error of his ways. But will Scrooge wake on Christmas morning a changed man?