Nottingham Playhouse's Christmas Carol cancelled for 2020

The venue has rescheduled the performance from October next year. Credit: ITV News Central

Nottingham Playhouse has announced its ‘A Christmas Carol’ production has been postponed until 2021.

The venue blamed government guidelines restricting theatres opening at full capacity as the reason behind the decision. The performances will now take place from Friday, October 29 to Saturday, November 13.

The show was initially scheduled for Autumn this year.

It follows Birmingham Hippodrome’s announcement that they would be cancelling their Christmas pantomime this year.

Mark Gatiss, who has written the adaptation of the festive tale, has spoken about his disappointment in having to postpone.

It was a similar message of disappointment from Nottingham Playhouse Artistic Director, Adam Penford, who said:

The audience response to this new ghostly retelling of A Christmas Carol has been overwhelming and it's with a heavy heart that we're postponing the production. 

“The adaptation that Mark has delivered during lockdown exceeded our already high expectations - it makes you see the well-known tale through fresh eyes - and I was so excited by all the design and production ideas we were working on. 

 “I can't wait to bring the new show to Nottingham and the atmospheric Alexandra Palace Theatre in 2021.”

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