A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
  • 2020
  • UK
  • 1h 34min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jacqui Morris
  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman
  • UK release: 4 December 2020

An inventive re-imagining of Dickens' classic, which enters the imagination of a young child in the audience of a Victorian production of A Christmas Carol.

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A Victorian family prepares a paper theatre for a performance of A Christmas Carol. The audience enters the imagination of one of the children and quickly, the cardboard stage transforms to reveal a magical world containing real dancers and stylised sets.

The classic tale unfolds in a rich tapestry of highly absorbing, theatrical drama featuring sumptuous visual effects inspired by the techniques of early cinema. In a daring twist of format, characters are portrayed by dancers and voiced by an eclectic cast of the world's most recognisable actors.

The mix of danced action and spoken narration brings fresh dimension to Dickens' characters and poetic language, whilst remaining true to the beauty of the author's original narrative.

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A Christmas Carol

30 Nov 20202 stars

Visually splendid but fundamentally flawed retelling of the classic Dickens story

The tale of the miserly Ebenezer is resurrected once again in Jacqui and David Morris's crack at the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. An all-star voice cast has been assembled; Carey Mulligan, Andy Serkis, Simon Russell Beale, Martin Freeman and…

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