Berk’s Nest today announces the full cast for A Christmas Carol-ish as critically acclaimed actress Sarah Hadland joins Mr Swallow (writer/star and double Emmy award nominee Nick Mohammed) and co.
The show begins previews on 7th December and will conclude its limited run on 23rd December. Tickets have been in huge demand with many dates already down to the last few remaining! All tickets available from sohotheatre.com.
Sarah Hadland joins the cast as lounge singer Rochelle and is an acclaimed TV, film, and theatre actress, best known for her role as Stevie Sutton in the BAFTA-nominated Miranda (BBC). Theatre appearances include Noises Off (Garrick Theatre), Dance Nation (Almeida Theatre), and Admissions (Trafalgar Studios). On Television, Sarah has also starred in The Man Who Fell To Earth (CBS), Hang Ups (Channel 4), The Job Lot (ITV), Horrible Histories (BBC), Inside No. 9 (BBC), W1A (BBC), and That Mitchell and Webb Look (BBC). Film appearances include Horrible Histories: The Movie, Quantum of Solace, and Burton & Taylor.
Nick Mohammed said: “It’s such an utter thrill to be working with Sarah again. She has that formidable quality of bringing such solid truth and emotion to whatever character she inhabits whilst never holding back on her proper funny bones. It’s also a delight and genuine shock to be finally working with someone a notch shorter than me! We can’t wait to release Rochelle Kelly into Mr. Swallow’s world and to wreak more havoc!”
The character of Mr. Swallow is one of the country’s most popular / irritating comedy creations and is the brainchild of Nick Mohammed – one of the UK’s most celebrated comedians, actors and writers. Nick has received feverish critical acclaim for previous Mr. Swallow shows Dracula! Houdini, and The Vanishing Elephant and has skilfully transferred this success to the small screen.
Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Kieran Hodgson will return as Mr. Swallow’s put-upon cast member Jonathan. Hodgson is an acclaimed actor, writer and comedian and has played series regular Gordon in three series of the smash hit BBC2 sitcom Two Doors Down.
David Elms rounds out the cast as the piqued Mr. Goldsmith, having played the role alongside Mr. Swallow in Dracula! and Houdini, and on Harry Hill’s Clubnite (C4). Elms is an actor, improviser, writer and stand-up comedian, and the winner of the Musical Comedy Awards in 2014.
A Christmas Carol-ish’s creative team includes director Matt Peover (Jayde Adams: Serious Black Jumper, UK Tour & Amazon Prime Special; Good Girl, Trafalgar Studios; Nina Conti In Therapy), set & costume design from Tony and Olivier-nominated Fly Davis (Ocean at the End of the Lane, Duke of Yorks West End, Henry V, Donmar Warehouse), and lighting design from Richard Howell (Closer, Lyric Hammersmith; Glengarry Glen Ross, Playhouse Theatre; Coriolanus, RSC / Barbican). Composer Oliver Birch (I Want My Hat Back, National Theatre; Sleeping Beauty, Leeds Playhouse), Music Supervisor Freddie Tapner (London Musical Theatre Orchestra; A Christmas Carol, Lyceum Theatre West End), and Choreographer Emily Holt (The Entertainer, Curve Theatre/UK Tour; The Wipers Times, The Watermill/Arts Theatre/UK Tour) all return having previously worked on Mr. Swallow shows Dracula! and Houdini. Owen Donovan produces for Berk’s Nest (Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do, Rose Matafeo: Horndog, Kieran Hodgson: ‘75).