Stewart Returns As Ghost of Christmas Past

By Michelle
November 17, 2005 - 6:56 PM

Ever wanted to see Patrick Stewart play Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and all the other characters in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol? Viewers will have another opportunity this winter when Stewart reprises his one-man show in London's West End theatre district.

BBC News reports that Stewart will revive the show he last performed in 1993, when he won an Olivier Award for the multitude of characterisations he adopts. The Captain Picard actor has said that he plans to devote the next year to theatre, including working again with the Royal Shakespeare Company; as previously reported, he will take part in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of all 37 Shakespeare plays in 2006, playing both Prospero in The Tempest and Antony in Antony and Cleopatra.

The 65-year-old Stewart is currently finishing work on X-Men 3, in which he plays Professor Xavier. He can be heard onscreen in the animated hit Chicken Little as the voice of Mr. Woolensworth.

A Christmas Carol returns on December 6th to the Albery Theatre, where Stewart performed it previously. It will be competing with another adaptation of the famous novel - the musical Scrooge, starring Tommy Steele.

Information about the one-man show, Stewart himself and how to book tickets is available at the play's web site.

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