West End star David Burt (Les Miserables, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar) will reprise his critically acclaimed performance as Ebenezer Scrooge in Antic Disposition’s production of A Christmas Carol to be presented in Middle Temple Hall this December.
Returning to the cast of Antic Disposition’s A Christmas Carol will be David Anthony, Charlotte Armer, Chris Courtenay, Elliot Fitzpatrick, Katie Lovell, Dean Riley and Katherine Robb. The cast also includes Scott Brooks, Mabel Clements, Kate Hume, Timothy Mylechreest and María Rodríguez Reina, who will be joining the production for the first time. Additionally, young actors Harvey Loakes (The Wind in the Willows, London Palladium) and Charlie McLellan (Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre) will share the role of Tiny Tim.
First performed in Middle Temple Hall in 2012 and now firmly established as one of London’s most magical festive treats, Antic Disposition’s A Christmas Carol has been newly revised and expanded this year for performance by a talented company of actor-musicians. This joyous celebration combines the ghostly tale of miser Ebenezer Scrooge with a score of original songs inspired by the carols of a traditional Victorian Christmas.
A Christmas Carol is adapted for the stage by Antic Disposition’s artistic directors Ben Horslen and John Risebero, who together founded the Peter Brook Award-winning company in 2005. Their recent joint directorial credits include: Henry V and Richard III (UK cathedral tours); The Comedy of Errors (Gray’s Inn Hall); and Romeo and Juliet (Temple Church).
They are joined this year by composer and musical director Nick Barstow who recently toured the UK as Musical Director of Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland, starring Kerry Ellis, and was a judge on Gareth Malone’s The Choir for the BBC. His arrangements and orchestrations have been performed around the world and recently at the Royal Festival Hall under the baton of comedian and Maestro winner Sue Perkins.
A Christmas Carol will be presented at Middle Temple Hall from 22 – 30 December 2017. Read our review of the 2016 season.