London's The Old Vic begins its annual holiday run of A Christmas Carol November 12, with opening night set for November 23. Game of Thrones star Owen Teale is this year's Ebenezer Scrooge.
The U.K. company has presented Harry Potter and the Cursed Child co-writer Jack Thorne's adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic annually since 2017, with Artistic Director Matthew Warchus at the helm. The production played a Broadway run in 2019, and toured North America in 2021.
The holiday presentation features sets and costumes by Rob Howell, Tony-winning music and arrangements by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker, and movement by Lizzi Gee. Casting is by Jessica Ronane, and Katharine Woolley serves as music director.
Along with Teale, the 2022 cast includes Melissa Allan as Little Fan, Merryl Ansah as Jess, Billy Cullum as Nicholas, Roger Dipper as Bob Cratchit, Geraint Downing as Ferdy/George, Jenny Fitzpatrick as Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Fezziwig, Julie Jupp as Ghost of Christmas Past, Alastair Parker as Fezziwig, Dominic Sibanda as Fred, Sebastien Torkia as Father/Marley, Samuel Townsend as Young Ebenezer, Meesha Turner as Mrs. Cratchit, and Lydia White as Belle.
Alternating as Tiny Tim are Casey-Indigo Blackwood-Lashley, Freddie Marshall-Ellis, Joe Vo Scanlon, and Holly Speed. Rafaella Covino rounds out the company as a swing.
The run will continue through January 7, 2023. Visit OldVicTheatre.com for tickets.