A Christmas Carol (1993)

UK, USA, 25 December 1993
86m
colour, 4:3
mono, English

A British/American television fantasy film directed by Kriss Rusmanis. This is a ballet version of the Charles Dickens novel though Dickens is uncredited.

Plot Summary

Miserly London businessman Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his dead business partner Marley, who warns him that three more ghosts will appear during the night trying to show Scrooge the error of his ways. As the night wears on, he’s visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. But will even they be enough to soften old Scrooge’s heart?

Credits

Crew
Director: Kriss Rusmanis
© BBC MCMXCIII [1993]
A BBC/Arts & Entertainment Network/RPTA Primetime co-production
Executive Producer (For BBC Television): Bob Lockyer
Production: Christopher Gable
Production Co-ordinator (For BBC Television): Anne Murray
Original Scenario by: Carl Davis
Developed With: Christopher Gable
Novel: Charles Dickens *
Lighting Design: Paul Pyant
Television Lighting (For BBC Television): Steve Whittaker
Cameras (For BBC Television): Dave Taylor, Steve Coleman, Steve Porritt, Ivars Galdins
Engineering Manager (For BBC Television): Dave Parker
Vision Supervisor (For BBC Television): Hedley Parker
Videotape Editors (For BBC Television): John Pearce, Mike Curd, Spencer Hill
Vision Mixer (For BBC Television): Sue Thorne
Music: Carl Davis
BBC Philharmonic Leader: Tom Bangbala
Conductor: John Pryce-Jones
Sound Supervisor (For BBC Television): Don Hartridge
Costume Design: Lez Brotherston
Make-up Design (For BBC Television): Joyce Dean
Set Design: Lez Brotherston
Graphic Design (For BBC Television): Linda Sherwood-Page
OB Stage Manager (For BBC Television): Craig MacGregor
Choreography: Massimo Morricone

Northern Ballet Theatre
Artistic Director: Christopher Gable
Administrator: Stephen Revell
Technical Director: Steve Hodgkinson
Assistants to the Artistic Director: Elaine McDonald, Graham Fletcher
Company Manager: Mark Skipper
Chief Electrician: Stuart Lister
Wardrobe Mistress: Kim Brassley

Stage production sponsored by the Digital Equipment Company Ltd. as part of its Partners in Arts programme
Recorded at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Cast
Jeremy Kerridge ([Ebenezer] Scrooge)
William Walker (Bob Cratchit)
Polly Benge (Mrs Cratchit)
Katherine Fletcher, Claire Rowland (daughters)
Christopher Akril (son)
Ryan Ward (Tiny Tim)
Matthew Madsen (ghost of Marley)
Lorena Vidal (Ghost of Christmas Past)
Royce Neagle (Ghost of Christmas Present)
Steven Wheeler (Ghost of Christmas Future)
Graham Fletcher (Mr Fezziwig)
Victoria Westall (Mrs Fezziwig)
Fergus Logan (young Scrooge)
Jayne Regan (his fiancée)
Peter Parker (Scrooge’s nephew)
Graciela Kaplan (his wife)
artists of the Northern Ballet Theatre

References

Books
A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens’s Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida pp.223-224 – credits