A Christmas Carol

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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Cast

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
Leslie Caron as The Ghost of Christmas Past – Danced by Dana Fouras
Dame Siân Phillips as The Narrator

The Personal History of David Copperfield

A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, color and humanity.

After Love

Set in the port town of Dover in the South-East of England, Mary Hussain suddenly finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her husband. A day after the burial, she discovers he has a secret family just twenty-one miles across the English Channel in Calais.

After Love

Set in the port town of Dover in the South-East of England, Mary Hussain suddenly finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her husband. A day after the burial, she discovers he has a secret family just twenty-one miles across the English Channel in Calais.

The Father

Having just scared off his recent caregiver, Anthony, an ailing, octogenarian Londoner gradually succumbing to dementia, feels abandoned when concerned Anne, his daughter, tells him she’s moving to Paris. Confused and upset, against the backdrop of a warped perspective and his rapid, heart-rending mental decline, Anthony is starting to lose his grip on reality, struggling to navigate the opaque landscape of present and past. Now, as faded memories and glimpses of lucidity trigger sudden mood swings, dear ones, Anthony’s surroundings, and even time itself become distorted. Why has his younger daughter stopped visiting? Who are the strangers that burst in on Anthony?

Military Wives

Inspired by global phenomenon of military wives choirs, the story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base. As unexpected bonds of friendship flourish, music and laughter transform their lives, helping each other to overcome their fears for loved ones in combat.

West Side Story – CANCELLED

West Side Story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”. The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs–the white Jets led by Riff and the Latino Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form of understanding. But when Riff’s best friend (and former Jet) Tony and Bernardo’s younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. Then the Sharks and Jets plan a rumble under the highway–whoever wins gains control of the streets. Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping it can end the violence. It goes terribly wrong, and before the lovers know what’s happened, tragedy strikes and doesn’t stop until the climactic and heartbreaking ending.

Piccadilly – Silent Cinema with Live Music – POSTPONED

A special silent cinema screening with live music performance provided by The Lucky Dog Picture House. A young Chinese woman, Shosho, is a scullery maid in a fashionable London Piccadilly Circus nightclub. When owner, Valentine Wilmot, sees her dancing one day, he hires her to perform a Chinese dance and she is an instant success. Her rise in fame brings jealousy, fear and passion as she becomes the toast of London, which soon leads to a plot of betrayal, forbidden love and murder.
Experience one of the pinnacles of British Silent Cinema! Piccadilly is a sumptuous show business drama seething with sexual and racial tension, starring the iconic Chinese-American movie star Anna May Wong