A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol Tickets

Esteemed writer Jack Thorne's joyous, atmospheric adaptation of the timeless Charles Dickens classic returns to The Old Vic folowing a successful run last Christmas. This new adaptation comes from the Olivier Award-winning playwright of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Jack Thorne, who returns to the theatre following Woyzeck, alongside Old Vic artistic director Matthew Warchus at the helm.

A Christmas Carol running time: 
2 hours 5 minutes
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On a bitter Christmas Eve night a cold-hearted miser is visited by four ghosts. Transported to worlds past, present and future, Ebenezer Scrooge witnesses what a lifetime of fear and selfishness has led to and sees with fresh eyes the lonely life he has built for himself. Can Ebenezer be saved before it’s too late?

Age suitability: 8+
Charles Dickens in a new adaptation by Jack Thorne
The Old Vic
Matthew Warchus
Songs by:
Christopher Nightingale
Hugh Vanstone
Simon Baker
Rob Howell
Lizzi Gee
Cast list:
Paterson Joseph
Other info:
Music composed and arranged by Christopher Nightingale

Old Vic Theatre

103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
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A Christmas Carol Customer reviews

Our A Christmas Carol Review

If you were feeling like a Scrooge before you arrived at The Old Vic for this adaptation of A Christmas Carol, it doesn’t take long for your senses to be filled with festive spirit. The cast, dressed in crisp period costume, wander the stage adorned with over a hundred dangling lanterns, handing out fresh mince pies and clementines to the audience; this show even smells like Christmas.

Latest A Christmas Carol News & Features

Paterson Joseph
Paterson Joseph to play Scrooge in Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol
Friday, 19 July, 2019

Paterson Joseph will star in the return of Jack Throne’s version of A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic later this year. Matthew Warchus’ production will be back at the theatre for a third time, following its 2017 premiere starring Rhys Ifans, and revival starring Stephen Tompkinson last year. Joseph’s career in theatre has seen him perform in a number of productions at the National Theatre and RSC over the years, as well as screen roles in Peep Show, Babylon and the upcoming adaptation of Noughts and Crosses.

Rhys Ifans
Rhys Ifans will star as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic
Friday, 21 July, 2017

BAFTA Award-winning Welsh Superstar Rhys Ifans will make a return to The Old Vic this festive season, when he takes on one of Charles Dickens' most iconic characters in Ebenezer Scrooge in a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Jack Thorne - the Olivier Award-winning playwright of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The Old Vic's Artistic Director Matthew Warchus will helm the production, which is set to begin previews on 18 November 2017, before an official opening on 29 November and a limited run through to 20 January 2018.

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