A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol – Colin Baker plays Scrooge for Christmas 2023

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Charles Dickens’ classic tale of charity, forgiveness and redemption celebrates 180 years. 

Last year, one of our highlights was catching Colin Baker on stage as Sherlock Holmes. In the company of fellow Doctor Who thespian Terry Molloy, he starred as the Great Detective in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Now, we’re pleased to see that Colin is back on tour again. He’s reuniting with The Crime and Comedy Theatre Company for a short run of Charles Dickens’ festive classic, A Christmas Carol.

The Crime and Comedy Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol

This production celebrates the story’s 180th anniversary and it also enjoys a second Doctor Who connection. Former 1960s companion actor Peter Purves is playing Charles Dickens – doubtless narrating the tale while Colin Baker plays Ebenezer Scrooge.

“On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is warned by the ghost of his late partner, Jacob Marley, that he will be visited by three Spirits – Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet To Come. Together they whisk Scrooge to the past and his happy boyhood Christmastimes, to the present to meet Tiny Tim at Bob Cratchit‘s Christmas feast, and finally to the future and Scrooge’s own miserable grave – all attempting to show him the error of his ways. But will Scrooge wake on Christmas morning a changed man?”

Adapted and directed by Martin Parsons, the story will be performed as a “radio play live on stage”. That means live sound effects with the actors stepping up to the mic as required – it’s a lot of fun!

You can catch this version of A Christmas Carol in early December 2023

8 DecThe Electric Theatre, Guildford – 01483 501200

9 Dec – Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes – 01908 324466

10 Dec – The Lights, Andover – 01264 368368

11 Dec – Theatre Royal Winchester – 01962 840 440

12 Dec – Tamworth Assembly Rooms – 01827 709618

It should be a great way to get into the festive spirt!