St Stephen’s Hampstead has an impressive list of celebrity patrons who have supported the building’s restoration, including Helena Bonham Carter, Judi Dench, Jude Law, Sam Mendes, Nicholas Parsons, Angela Rippon and Andrew Sachs. Adrian Mitchell, whose adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will open the season, was a stalwart supporter of the building’s restoration and previous Hampstead resident. A performance during the run will be dedicated to his memory.
- Press night for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is Friday 20 March at 7.30pm
- Press night for Much Ado About Nothing is Thursday 25 June at 7.30pm
- Press night for A Christmas Carol is Thursday 10 December at 7.30pm
On a foggy, freezing Christmas Eve, tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his deceased 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? Antic Disposition’s magical new musical brings Charles Dickens’ much-loved tale to life, accompanied by a memorable medley of seasonal songs and carols.
Produced by Antic Disposition, A Christmas Carol is directed by Ben Horslen and John Risebero and designed by John Risebero with lighting design by Howard Hudson.