A Christmas Carol in tune with today

Lurking beneath the festive jollity, the RSC’s version of the Dickens classic is a reminder of grim present realities, says GORDON PARSONS
A Christmas Carol
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
5/5
WITH the latest estimation that over 3.5 million children in Britain are living in poverty, Charles Dickens’s famous Christmas ghost story is a telling choice for the RSC’s seasonal show.
David Edgar’s sharply tweaked adaptation doesn’t need to labour contemporary parallels.
In it, Nicholas Bishop’s incensed Dickens, formerly a parliamentary correspondent, is preparing to produce a... read more

 
12 December 2017 in Editorial, Views: 63
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