A Christmas Carol (Bridge Theatre)
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A Christmas Carol (Bridge Theatre)

A Christmas Carol (Bridge Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

(20 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Delightful, Ambitious

About the Show

Simon Russell Beale stars in Dickens' Christmas tale about the miser who discovers the meaning of Christmas.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (20)

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62 Reviews | 2 Followers
Entertaining, Great staging, Indulgent, One note, Clever

See it if You want a traditional Christmas story and you enjoy good acting

Don't see it if You like big budgets and production values Read more

184 Reviews | 30 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you love a traditional tale

Don't see it if you hate Christmas

92 Reviews | 9 Followers

See it if You want to go through the basic plot of Christmas carol quickly. It's more like bed time story or radio drama read by 3 actors.

Don't see it if You expect entertaining or enchanting staging. The set, projection, costume and acting are minimalist style.

25 Reviews | 1 Follower
Amazing, Riveting, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like the film adaptations. Only 3 actors covering all the roles superbly! Limited costumes and staging but immersing all the same!

Don't see it if Limited staging and minimal costumes changes.

24 Reviews | 0 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Christmassy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like Dickens

Don't see it if Are easily bored or distracted. You need to focus and listen or you’ll miss subtle jokes

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
Disappointing, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if The three actors/narrators did a good job to switch characters in this modern interpretation of this classic tale.

Don't see it if Low budget set. Only three actors +1.

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
It did not engage me

See it if It had some comic moments.

Don't see it if Three people playing most of the cast did not work for me.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Ambitious, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a more modern interpretation of the classic Charles Dickens novel ‘A Christmas Carol’

Don't see it if The show included a very small cast, which I found very impressive, although some individuals may prefer a larger cast.

Critic Reviews (8)

The London Evening Standard
December 8th, 2020
For a previous production

This is a delight... Nicholas Hytner’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s Yuletide stalwart makes the story breathe afresh, banishing the spectre of over-familiarity.'
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The Guardian (UK)
December 9th, 2020
For a previous production

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...'
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 9th, 2020
For a previous production

Simon Russell Beale shines in the perfect parable for now. The great stage actor heads an excellent cast of three in this triumphant and finessed finale to the Bridge’s fightback season.'
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The Times (UK)
December 9th, 2020
For a previous production

...an enchanting mixture of the traditional and the modern... as a celebration of what Christmas meant in the past and what it can still mean in a secular present, it’s just about perfect.'
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December 8th, 2020
For a previous production

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...'
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London Theatre
December 9th, 2020
For a previous production

...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.'
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The Arts Desk
December 9th, 2020
For a previous production

Deluxe seasonal storytelling. The Dickens classic, as adapted by this venue’s artistic director, shakes its holly...The three actors make an archetypal tale fresh and moving once more.'
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The Stage (UK)
December 9th, 2020
For a previous production

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.'
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