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    A Christmas Carol Tickets

    The Old Vic’s hit production returns for a seventh year, spreading warmth, cheer and charity to make even the iciest heart melt.

    A Christmas Carol London Will Warm Your Heart

    Warm your cockles at the Old Vic Theatre as their sparkling A Christmas Carol play returns for its seventh year. The classic tale of one man who is converted to charity and goodwill is a beloved cornerstone of the festive season, and the perfect way to spread warmth and cheer over winter.

    A Christmas Carol Synopsis

    Ebenezer Scrooge isn’t interested in kindness - money is his priority, and he’s reticent to give his employee Bob Cratchit even one day off to celebrate Christmas with his family, including sickly Tiny Tim. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his old colleague Jacob Marley, who has a warning: before the night is out, three more ghosts will appear, to show Scrooge what has been, what is, and what could be if he doesn’t change his ways. Soon, the famous miser discovers that beneath a cold exterior, his heart is beginning to thaw.

    Charles Dickens’ classic story about the importance of charity and kindness has held a warm place in our hearts for over 170 years, with countless adaptations bringing mean old Scrooge, chipper Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come to life for new generations.

    About A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic

    With the sights and sounds of Christmas filling the auditorium, including mince pies to eat as you settle into your seats, this unique in-the-round staging brims with music and merriment. Audiences will feel as if they’ve dropped right into the heart of Victorian London, as the anticipation of the most wonderful time of the year seeps into every encounter.

    The play is directed by Matthew Warchus (Matilda the Musical) and adapted by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). It has been joyously received by audiences every year since premiering in 2017 and A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic is now a festive tradition to treasure.

    A Christmas Carol Cast: Who Is Playing Scrooge at the Old Vic?

    The cast is to be confirmed, but expect exciting casting news for Scrooge soon. Previous actors to step into the role include Rhys Ifans, Andrew Lincoln, Paterson Joseph and Stephen Mangan.

    Start a New Tradition with Old Vic A Christmas Carol Tickets

    Find out why this classic tale remains one of the nation’s favourite Christmas fables, and immerse yourself in a unique staging that takes you to the heart of Victorian London. With a story as relevant today as it was in 1843, this sumptuous show is a real treat to warm your soul this winter.

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    Performance dates:
    11 Nov 2023 - 06 Jan 2024
    Running time:
    2 hours 25 minutes (including an interval)
    Old Vic Theatre (See map)
    Age recommendation:
    Best for age 8+

    Latest Audience Reviews

    The show was really good it made you feel as if you had travelled back in time to when the show w... More

    bethp3's avatar
    bethp3 27 Aug 2019

    Fantastic cast, extremely Christmassy and I left with a huge smile on my face. Not too scary for... More

    kirstieo29's avatar
    kirstieo29 04 Jan 2019

    Everybody knows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his visits from the three ghosts of past, prese... More

    AndrewH306's avatar
    AndrewH306 Top 200 reviewer 06 Jan 2023

    Incredible show! Saw a preview show and some of the actors were walking about on the stage, talki... More

    shesarebel68's avatar
    shesarebel68 31 Dec 2022

    Lovely show. The first act was a little slow but the second was great fun, which is the story. Lo... More

    mariabell's avatar
    mariabell Top 100 reviewer 17 Nov 2021

    A fantastic, fresh and creative telling of a classic. I loved everything about it and it really p... More

    Jamb0r's avatar
    Jamb0r Top 50 reviewer 02 Dec 2018
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