Nottingham’s Christmas Carol for cinemas

Published: 24 November 2022
Reporter: Steve Orme

Mark Gatiss as Jacob Marley and Nicholas Farrell as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story

The Nottingham Playhouse production of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story is to be released in cinemas nationwide.

Mark Gatiss’s adaptation, which was performed on the Nottingham Playhouse stage in October and November 2021, featured Gatiss as Jacob Marley and Nicholas Farrell as Scrooge. The production was filmed during the 2021 run at London’s Alexandra Palace Theatre.

Gatiss said, “as the year turns again, it’s a real joy to be bringing A Christmas Carol to a whole new audience. I fulfilled a lifelong ambition in bringing the show to the stage at the wonderful Nottingham Playhouse and the extraordinary Ally Pally. Now it’s time for cinemas to get in on the fun of our darkly delicious, ghostly Christmas treat.”

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story was directed by Nottingham Playhouse artistic director Adam Penford who commented, “we’re absolutely delighted that Mark’s truly spooky version of this enduring classic is now accessible to audiences nationwide.

“If you missed seeing it at Nottingham Playhouse last year or want to experience the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future again, wrap up well and get down to your local cinema for this eerie seasonal encounter.

“We’re really proud this is our second collaboration with Mark to be released on the big screen, the first being The Madness of George III back in 2018.”

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story can be seen in cinemas on Sunday 27 November and Thursday 1 December. Further information is available at the Christmas Carol cinema web site.