Bridge Theatre to stage A Christmas Carol with Simon Russell Beale

Bridge Theatre announces a new live stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol with Simon Russell Beale, Patsy Ferran and Eben Figueiredo in December

A Christmas Carol Bridge Theatre

Simon Russell Beale, Patsy Ferran and Eben Figueiredo are to perform a new live stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol at London’s Bridge Theatre.

The trio will play all the parts and share the storytelling in this “exuberant” new version devised by director Nicholas Hytner. It will run from 27 November 2020 to 16 January 2021.

Set designs will be by Bunny Christie, costume designs by Rose Revitt, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Gareth Fry, video design by Luke Halls and music by Grant Olding.

The Bridge has also announced it will stage Osman Baig’s acclaimed show, Fake News, from 17 to 21 November 2020, directed by Oliver Stephens.

The play sees a young journalist grapple with the consequences of publishing an earth-shattering news story that turns out to be completely untrue.

The show premiered at the King’s Head Theatre in London in 2018 before transferring to venues including Theatre 503, Tara Arts and Waterloo East Theatre as well as last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Bridge has also added more dates for Yolanda Mercy’s one-woman play Quarter Life Crisis after its success at the theatre last month.  Directed by Jade Lewis and performed by Mercy, it will now run from 10 to 14 November 2020.

Comedian Simon Amstell will also present a “Work in Progress” stand-up show, with new material for a proposed new tour, at the Bridge from 10 to 21 November 2020.


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