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Alexandra Palace Theatre

Mark Gatiss’ atmospheric retelling of Charles Dickens’ ghost story is the perfect match for Ally Pally’s beautiful Victorian theatre.

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story Tickets Available Now

Head to the grand 19th-century surrounds of Alexandra Palace this winter for one of the most famous stories ever, A Christmas Carol. Mark Gatiss’ version of the Dickens tale is the perfect spooky show to enjoy in the gorgeously restored Alexandra Palace Theatre, and will transport you back into the magic and supernatural thrills of Victorian London.

About A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story

Marley was dead, or so Scrooge thought. The mean-spirited moneylender plans to spend his Christmas as he always does: working and collecting debts. But when the ghost of his old partner appears on Christmas Eve night with a stark warning, Scrooge’s life changes forever. As three more ghosts usher him on a haunting journey, the most famous miser of them all realises that it isn’t too late to change his ways…

After a hugely successful run in 2021, writer and actor Mark Gatiss’ version of Charles Dickens’ ghost story returns to Alexandra Palace. Gatiss’ love of all things Victorian and supernatural makes this a startling watch with spine-tingling effects, whilst also reveling in the pure delight of Christmas.

Mark Gatiss’ A Christmas Carol Creative Team

A Christmas Carol at Alexandra Palace Theatre is penned by stage and screenwriter and actor Mark Gatiss. Best known for his work on The League of Gentlemen and Sherlock, Gatiss’ incredible knowledge of Victorian gothic, and eye for dark comedy, comes to the fore in this electrifying adaptation of a Christmas classic.

The show is directed by Nottingham Playhouse Artistic Director Adam Penford.

Keith Allen in A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story

Keith Allen, stars as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story. He is best known for his work on stage and screen, including Shallow Grave and Robin Hood.

Other casting includes Peter Forbes as Marley, Leona Allen as Caroline, James Backway as Fred and Rebecca Trehearn as Mrs Cratchit.

In its initial run, Scrooge was played by Nicholas Farrell (Chariots of Fire; The Iron Lady), with Gatiss playing Jacob Marley.

Book Alexandra Palace A Christmas Carol Tickets Now

A Christmas Carol is the quintessential festive story, and as it returns to North London you have the chance to experience it in one of the country’s most atmospheric theatres - an experience that can’t be matched anywhere else. Don’t say “bah, humbug” to tickets - this is a play that will send a delightful chill down your spine.

Sorry this show closed 07 January 2024, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
06 Jan 2024 - 07 Jan 2024
Running time:
2 hours and 10 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 8+

A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story Reviews

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All of the characters were amazing as was most of the effects. There were a few occasions where some scenes were a little further back on the stage. It would have been clearer to see if they positioned themselves closer to the audience. The lighting Read more

Performance date: 05 January 2024

Here to catch the penultimate performance of 'A Christmas Carol' with Keith Allen portraying the protagonist Scrooge. And this is the perfect venue for Dickens' most loved Christmas story in the haunting surroundings of this old theatre. It is very Read more

Performance date: 05 January 2024

Small cast with some members in several rolls. Overall excellent really enjoyed the performance. Staging, lighting and sound all very impressive and in a beautiful setting

Performance date: 25 November 2023
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