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A Crow Christmas Carol

Shakespearian comedy. Things get Dickensian when a mysterious stranger inspires Will to get Greene to mend his evil ways with the help of three Christmas spirits.

It is a bleak midwinter in the Shakespeare household as the family comes to terms with a cruel loss. But when a mysterious stranger offers to share with Will a tale of redemption, he becomes filled anew with love and light and hope. Now Will has a mission - to save another soul from despair. He and his family and friends get together to save Greene from a mean and miserly life, and arrange for three midnight 'ghosts' to visit him before Christmas.

Who is the stranger? Can Will and his family and friends' efforts persuade Greene to change his ways and show some generosity to his servant Job Scratchit? And at the end of it all, could this tale of Yuletide redemption be another smash Shakespeare hit on the stage, or is its time not yet come? In short, what the Dickens is going on?

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39 minutes

Audio described

Last on

Christmas Day 2018 20:35

Credits

Role Contributor
Colin / The Stranger Kenneth Branagh
Ephie Watkins Lily Cole
Condell Dominic Coleman
Kit Marlowe Tim Downie
John Shakespeare Harry Enfield
Lucy Jocelyn Jee Esien
Mrs Scratchit Hannah-Jane Fox
Robert Greene Mark Heap
Kempe Spencer Jones
Will Shakespeare David Mitchell
Susanna Shakespeare Helen Monks
Bottom Rob Rouse
Burbage Steven Speirs
Anne Shakespeare Liza Tarbuck
Job Scratchit Karl Theobald
Kate Gemma Whelan
Mary Shakespeare Paula Wilcox
Judith Shakespeare Rosanna Beacock
Tiny Todge Luka Petrovic
Writer Ben Elton
Director Richard Boden
Producer Gareth Edwards
Executive Producer Chris Sussman

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