Antic Disposition's A Christmas Carol

Middle Temple Hall, 2014

Production photos by Scott Rylander


Based on the novella by Charles Dickens

Book and Lyrics by Ben Horslen and John Risebero

Music by Christopher Peake



Middle Temple Hall, London

22 – 30 December 2015

20 – 30 December 2014

22 – 30 December 2012



On Christmas Eve, tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge is disturbed by the ghost of his business partner, Jacob Marley.


To help Scrooge avoid the ghastly fate that awaits him beyond the grave, Marley arranges for him to be visited by three spirits. But can the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come persuade Scrooge to open his heart to the magic of Christmas before the sun rises?




Backstage Pass:


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"A fantastic and festive production, wonderfully capturing the spirit of Dickens’ moral tale in a spectacular setting. Head along to enjoy the mulled wine, the mince pies and a night of perfect Christmas entertainment. A festive five stars!"


The Public Reviews:


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"The company not only match the magical atmosphere created by their stage but they exceed it. The production is filled with adaptations of classic Christmas carols to compliment the narrative that leads you on your journey through this amazing rendition of this much loved tale ... A wonderful and professionally conceived piece of theatre that is a treat to watch. If you’ve had a hint of bah humbug this Christmas head down to Middle Temple Hall for a big slap of festive cheer, you won’t regret it."




"The inevitable star of the show is Middle Temple Hall ... One sometimes wonders whether site-specific work has used its location to best advantage. Not this time - a universal moral is pinned back to its very point of invention and is all the more powerful for it."


Blanche Marvin's Theatreviews:


"No one can outdo Antic Disposition in its productions, both in the cast and in their ingenious use of the hall. They not only recreate Dickens and transport us into the story but also to the place in its time. Their magic of theatre, their company, create the essence of Christmas with Dickens that no pantomime can match.


"This is Antic Disposition's third production at Middle Temple Hall, following A Midsummer Night’s Dream earlier in this year and The Tempest in 2011. May they return every year and so bring a real Christmas to London within these cherished walls giving us the timeless moral that deprivation in poverty and privilege in wealth which invades us today or any day are unacceptable. Merry Christmas to Antic Disposition and may we see you next year!"





Ben Horslen

John Risebero



John Risebero


Musical Directors

Nick Barstow

Carole Carpenter

Christopher Peake



Costume Designer

Sophie Howard


Lighting Designers

Tom Boucher

Howard Hudson


Sound Designer

Joe Davison

Theo Holloway



Edward Lewis French



2015 Cast

David Anthony

David Burt

Chris Courtenay

Harley Gallacher

Alex Hooper

Victoria Hope

David Hunter

Kerry Loosemore

Katie Lovell

Leo Mann

Dean Riley

Miles Roughley

Andrea Sadler

Archie Stevens


2014 Cast

David Anthony

Charlotte Armer

David Burt

Chris Courtenay

Ethan Fairclough

Elliot Fitzpatrick

Naomi Gisbey

Katie Lovell

Daniel McCarthy

Dean Riley

Paul Tonkin

Emma Whittaker

Theo Williams


2012 Cast

Sammy Andrews

Charlotte Armer

Tony Bell

Billy Brown

Chris Courtenay

Marian Elizabeth

Elliot Fitzpatrick

Ewan Guthrie

Katie Lovell

Tom Murphy

Haydn Oakley

Dean Riley

Miles Roughley