A Christmas Carol at Old Vic Theatre tickets
A Christmas Carol at Old Vic Theatre tickets

A Christmas Carol


Matthew Warchus’ acclaimed production of Jack Thorne’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns to London’s Old Vic Theatre, following a sold-out festive season at the venue in 2017. Based on Charles Dickens’ well-known seasonal story, the big-hearted production sees plenty of mirth and merriment alongside live music and freshly-baked mince pies, in an unforgettable immersive staging.

Arguably Dickens’ best-known tale, A Christmas Carol follows the miserly Scrooge on a cold Christmas Eve. Throughout the night, he is visited by four mysterious ghosts, who take him on a dangerous journey through his own past, present and future. Confronted by his worst fears, Scrooge must decide whether he can continue to live such a selfish, lonely life. Can he save himself before Christmas morning?

Original 2017 cast members included Rhys Ifans as Ebenezer Scrooge, alongside John Dagleish, Maria Omakinwa, Melissa Allan, Jamie Cameron, Erin Doherty, Tim van Eyken, Alex Gaumond, Siena Kelly, Eugene McCoy, Myra McFadyen, Alastair Parker, Golda Rosheuvel and Oliver Evans.

Artistic Director of the Old Vic Matthew Warchus once again directs, with award-winning theatre credits including Matilda the Musical and Groundhog Day the Musical. Adapted by Olivier Award-winning playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Junkyard), who also adapted Woyzeck as part of the theatre’s 2017 season, A Christmas Carol features design by Rob Howell, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Simon Baker and compositions by Chris Nightingale.

Returning for a strictly limited festive run, A Christmas Carol is the magical story of a cold-hearted man who learns to love Christmas, in a production packed with plenty of festive cheer. A Christmas Carol plays at the Old Vic Theatre from 27 November 2018 to 19 January 2019.

Recommended for

Those who missed the original production can now catch it as it returns! Fans of A Christmas Carol will adore this big-hearted production, which guarantees to spread festive cheer.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 8+. Contains haunting supernatural themes, mature emotion, and some content which younger audiences may find upsetting.

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes (including an interval)
Opening: 01 Dec 2018
Booking from: 01 Dec 2018
Booking until: 19 Jan 2019

Location and map

Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut
London, SE1 8NB

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