- Start: Wednesday 23 December - 11:00
- Rating: pg
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Directors: Jacqui Morris and David Morris
Voiced by: Simon Russell Beale, Martin Freeman, Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis, Siân Phillips, Leslie Caron
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”
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.
Simon Russell Beale as the voice of Scrooge – Danced by Michael Nunn and Jakub Franasowicz
Andy Serkis as the voice of Marley’s Ghost – Danced by Russell Maliphant
Martin Freeman as the voice of Bob Cratchit – Danced by Karl Fagerlund Brekke
Daniel Kaluuya as The Ghost of Christmas Present – Danced by Mikey Boats
Carey Mulligan as Belle – Danced by Grace Jabbari
Lesley Caron as The Ghost of Christmas Past – Danced by Dana Fouras
Dame Siân Phillips as The Narrator
Behind A Christmas Carol are two of the most exciting and creative British filmmakers today. Sibling directors Jacqui Morris and David Morris first shot to prominence with their 2013 debut, the double BAFTA nominated McCullin. The Grierson award winning film Attacking the Devil followed in 2016, highlighting the ground-breaking investigative work of the late Sir Harold Evans during the thalidomide scandal. Their third film, Nureyev lifted the curtain on one of the world’s most iconic ballet dancers.
Running time: 96min
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