… sparkling classic woven with biographical context …
What another version of Christmas Carol!? Yes, I thought that too. Except David Edgar‘s adaptation playfully weaves Dickens’ personal story and his drive for social reform between the familiar scenes. This adds a thoughtful depth and texture to this feelgood Christmas musical.
As the Evening Standard‘s reviewer wrote : ‘David Edgar’s politically charged new version, feels both plausibly Victorian and sharply relevant.’
With an excellent performance from Phil Davis as Ebenezer Scrooge and some great supporting actors including as John Hodgkinson as a most generous Mr Fezziwig and Brigid Zengeni as the bountiful Christmas Present, the production is a great success.
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