A Christmas Carol review – Jim Broadbent's sentimental Scrooge has a twinkle in his eye | Stage | The Guardian
3 / 5 stars. Noël Coward theatre, London. Puppets and modern-day poignancy combine in Patrick Barlow’s high-spirited adaptation of Dickens. ... It’s odd, because there are moments when, with its photographs of the 19th-century poor and disenfranchised gathered on Kennington Common,
and its puppet-head bankers and politicians, the show is quite clearly
making connections between Dickens’ story and our own times ... ....