A Christmas Carol (Bridge Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great writing
About the Show
Simon Russell Beale stars in Dickens' Christmas tale about the miser who discovers the meaning of Christmas.
Scrooge is a mean-spirited miser. When he is paid a visit by the Ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, he realises that he's lost sight of what really matters in life. Nicholas Hytner direct this production starring Simon Russell Beale (The Lehman Trilogy) as Scrooge.
At times, the overt and indulgent theatricality feels like a well-acted, slickly executed game of make-belief. But it also tickles and feels by the end to be a delightful ode to live performance...'
There are at least a dozen versions of A Christmas Carol due on stage in the next couple of weeks, and all will have their merits...But the productions will have to be pretty exceptional to match the grace of this one...'
...it’s difficult to imagine a more blue-chip approach than that taken by adapter-director Nicholas Hytner...but the production’s real success...an ability to remint this appeal to the heart so that it honestly and urgently pierces ours.'
Nicholas Hytner’s production... delivers everything you’d expect of it. It is cosy, polished, grown up and suitably cockle-warming, deeply traditional, the antithesis of brash. It is egg nog in theatre form.'