My. I have been busy.
This Christmas, I have no less than three plays on in London.
I’m producing The Just So Stories at The King’s Head Theatre.
I wrote the adaptation of A Christmas Carol at the Lion & Unicorn.
And on top of that, my new play The Strange Mésalliance of Arthur Munby and Hannah Cullwick is having a rehearsed reading next Thursday.
So it’s all been a bit hectic recently.
Buy tickets for The Just So Stories
Buy tickets for A Christmas Carol
So I’ve adapted Dickens again.
This year’s Christmas show at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town is Oliver Twist.
Already, more tickets have been sold before opening night than for any other show since Giant Olive moved in a year ago. And there’s still a fortnight before the show goes up.
There’s a great cast, including Eddie Kingham (who starred as Scrooge in last year’s production of A Christmas Carol) as Fagin, and I can tell you now that man is doing sterling work. Watch him before he gets famous. And Ray Shell is again working wonders with the directing.
Also? Wipe the memory of the musical from your heads. This is going back to the raw source material, and it can be a dark and nasty place.
Previews start on Monday 30th November at eight of your earth pounds, going up to twelve quid a couple of days later, and tickets are on sale now.
After the success of his recent adaptation of the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, m’brother Rafe has now directed a new play, Kitty and Damnation by award-winning playwright Joseph Crilly.
The show opens tonight and runs until 12th September 2009, Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm.
You can buy tickets via ticketweb or on the door.