A Christmas Carol hits a comic note at Pleasance Islington

A Christmas Carol

A cast of seven take on over 40 characters in a brand new, funny, and fast paced adaptation of a timeless Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol at Pleasance Islington.

Let Them Call It Mischief reimagine one of literature’s most famous works, adding a slapstick twist and a revolving stage to reinvent the classic Victorian tale for a contemporary audience.

Decked out in a host of eccentric costumes, the seven-strong cast tell the much-loved story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his very unique Christmas journey.

The show will be the third performance from the company to be presented at the Pleasance, which hosted the The Final Revelation of Sherlock Holmes in the main house earlier this year.

This latest work remains faithful to the ethos of the company, which is dedicated to bringing theatre about London to a London audience.

A Christmas Carol

Director Danny Wainwright said: “For me, A Christmas Carol has always been a part of my Christmases; from the book, to the excellent Bill Murray film Scrooged, and The Muppet Christmas Carol.

“I think Dickens’ story of a grumpy, miserly old man reformed by the spirit of Christmas is one for all ages and is still as relevant today as it was in 1843.

“From this version, audiences can expect a fun, fast paced retelling of A Christmas Carol, with plenty of silliness thrown in for good measure!

“No one need worry about any preconceptions of Dickens being overly serious or arduous or difficult to understand.

“This version is accessible – with something for everyone, if you’re 8 or 108.”

The cast was Benedict Waring, Elliott Ross, Maxwell Tyler, Robert Rowe, Alyssa Noble, Claire Cartwright and Holly Blair.

A Christmas Carol runs from December 9-January 4.

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