Five-time Tony Award® winner and West End hit, A Christmas Carol makes its Australian premiere at the Comedy Theatre tonight, starring David Wenham, Bernard Curry, Debra Lawrance, Emily Nkomo, Sarah Morrison and Anthony Harkin
Two visionary Tony Award® winners — director Matthew Warchus (Matilda the Musical) and playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) – have created a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ timeless story, A Christmas Carol and Melbourne audiences can immerse themselves in a big-hearted, smash hit production that brims with Christmas spirit.
Winner of five Tony Awards®, making A Christmas Carol the most awarded play of 2021, this adaptation of one of the English language’s most beloved pieces of literature features dazzling staging, moving storytelling, and 12 cherished Christmas carols, including ‘Joy to the World’ and ‘Silent Night’.
After premiering at London’s The Old Vic in 2017, A Christmas Carol has become a much-loved festive staple over the past six seasons. The role of Scrooge has been performed by a raft of celebrated actors including Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill), Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead), Stephen Mangan (The Split), Stephen Tompkinson (DCI Banks), Paterson Joseph (Vigil), and Owen Teale (Games of Thrones, Line of Duty).
Starring David Wenham as Ebenezer Scrooge in a rare opportunity to see him live on stage in Melbourne, the joyous and uplifting production also features Bernard Curry (Savage River, Wentworth) as Bob Cratchit, Debra Lawrance (Please Like Me, Five Bedrooms, Home and Away) as The Ghost of Christmas Past, and Samantha Morley (Girl From The North Country, Billy Elliot) as The Ghost of Christmas Present.
Emily Nkomo (Jagged Little Pill) stars as Little Fan, Anthony Harkin (Kinky Boots, The Sound of Music, Next to Normal) as Jacob Marley, Sarah Morrison (Come From Away, Ladies in Black, Mamma Mia!) as Belle, Nicholas Kong (Spring Awakening, Anything Goes) as Fezziwig, Andrew Coshan (A View From The Bridge, Merrily We Roll Along) as Fred and Stephanie Lambourn (Broadway cast of A Christmas Carol) as Mrs Cratchit, and is completed by Cameron Taylor, Melanie Bird, Cameron Bajraktarevic-Hayward, Benjamin Colley, Jan Di Pietro and Embla Bishop.
A Christmas Carol
Comedy Theatre, 240 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
Season continues to 29 December 2022
Information and Bookings: www.christmascarolaustralia.com.au
Image: David Wenham as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol – photo by Jeff Busby