Theatre News: Mark Gatiss’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ Production Cancelled Until 2021


Mark Gatiss’ brand new adaptation A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story has been postponed until 2021

Government restrictions on reopening theatres at full capacity has meant the play, directed by Adam Penford, won’t take place in Nottingham and London until October 2021.

The production, which was scheduled to open in autumn 2020, would have seen Mark Gatiss lead an ensemble cast in retelling Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story. 

Gatiss is well known for his performances in Sherlock, Doctor Who and The League of Gentlemen. Most recently, he starred in The Madness of George III, also directed by Penford.

Penford has stated that the audience response to the play has “been overwhelming and it’s with a heavy heart that we’re postponing the production.”

He also remarked that he was “so excited by all the design and production ideas” and looks forward to bringing “the new show to Nottingham and the atmospheric Alexandra Palace Theatre in 2021.”

Performances will now take place at the Nottingham Playhouse from 29th October to 13th November 2021 and the Alexandra Palace Theatre from 26th November 2021 to 9th January 2022. 

Bookings for the Alexandra Palace will be rescheduled into dates for the 2021 run while Nottingham Playhouse bookings will be contacted by the box office. 

Words by Noah Keate.

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