A Fresh Take On A Christmas Carol

The cast of A Christmas Carol at The Old Red Lion Theatre. Photo: Anna Soderblom

This Christmas, The Old Red Lion Theatre will present a new take on Dickens’ Christmas classic in a new adaptation by Neil Bartlett. Using Charles Dickens’ original words in the bold theatrical reimagining of the much-loved Christmas story, the ensemble play all the roles – singing, creating sound effects and new stage configurations through their invigorating physicality.  Dickens’ quintessential story of ghosts, greed and goodwill is given a totally new slant in this chilling, contemporary, fresh production of love, compassion and forgiveness. The cast will be lead by Canadian Alexander McMorran in the role of Scrooge, with Liam Mansfield and Cat Gerrard. Director, Gus Miller says “A Christmas Carol is one of our best-loved stories for good reason. It’s vivid, joyous, moving and at times it’s downright scary. It’s impact is so powerful that it’s responsible for much of today’s Christmas tradition. A Christmas Carol will plat at The Old … Read more

Marching On Together Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Marching On Together by Adam Hughes has its premier at the Old Red Lion in March 2015

Here at Britishtheatre.com we are ardent supporters of new writers and we’re proud to support playwright Adam Hughes and his new play Marching On Together which has its premiere in February 2015. To help raise funds for the production a Kickstarter campaign has been launched. “It’s Leeds, it’s the height of the football season in 1984, and it’s carnage. West Yorkshire miners are on strike and football hooliganism is rife, with bitter battles being fought on both the picket line and the touchline. Macca, ex-leader of the notorious Service Crew, is released from prison into a divided Leeds that he hardly recognises. With Macca’s infamous crew now disbanded, a younger generation of hooligans have taken up his violent mantle defending the mighty Whites, leaving the former general on the side-lines without an army. Abandoned by the only group who respected and supported him, Macca is no longer just fighting for … Read more

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