A Christmas Carol (Barlow)

A Christmas Carol (Barlow)

A Christmas Carol (Barlow)

A Christmas Carol (Barlow)


This adaptation brings the timeless tale to life with just five actors and all the wit, flair and theatrical invention you’d expect from Patrick Barlow, who brought The 39 Stepsto the stage so memorably.


Charles Dickens’ tale, adapted by Olivier Award winning and Tony nominated Patrick Barlow, returned to the stage of the Noël Coward Theatre in 2015, starring Jim Broadbent as Ebenezer Scrooge. Other plays adapted by Patrick Barlow include The 39 Steps, also published by Samuel French.

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  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature)
  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible cast size, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)


Patrick Barlow

Besides his version of Lew Wallace’s Ben Hur, Patrick Barlow’s Olivier-nominated adaptation of A Christmas Carol has played off-Broadway and London’s West End while his 4-person adaptation of The 39 Steps has played in over forty countries worldwide, winning Olivier, Helpmann ...

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