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A Christmas Carol Old Vic

A Christmas Carol

The Old Vic, London
A Christmas Carol
The Old Vic, London
Our Review 4 / 5

Esteemed writer Jack Thorne's joyous, atmospheric adaptation of the timeless Charles Dickens classic returns to The Old Vic following a successful run last Christmas. For 2020, Andrew Lincoln will play Ebenezer Scrooge in the livestreamed production of A Christmas Carol.

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.

Based on Charles Dickens' beloved work, the play follows Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve, when he is visited by three ghosts, each showing him either scenes from his past, a view of the present of a peek into the future forcing the grumpy business owner to reevaluate his priorities and take stock on his life, just in time for Christmas morning. 

As the production returns to the Old Vic for a fourth year in succession, the full cast includes Andrew Lincoln as Ebenezer Scrooge, Clive Rowe as Fezziwig, Myra McFadyen as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Golda Rosheuvel as the Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs Fezziwig and Michael Rouse as Jacob Marley/Father.

Last year's cast featured Paterson Joseph star as Scrooge, following Rhys Ifans and Stephen Tompkinson who have previously played the role. The cast of the production also included Melissa Allan, Fred Haig, Rebecca Trehearn, Maria Omakinwa and Gloria Onitiri. 

Previews from |
12th December 2020
Opening date |
12th December 2020
Closes |
24th December 2020
Charles Dickens in a new adaptation by Jack Thorne
The Old Vic
Matthew Warchus
Songs by:
Christopher Nightingale
Hugh Vanstone
Rob Howell
Lizzi Gee
Cast list:
Andrew Lincoln, Clive Rowe, Myra McFadyen, Golda Rosheuvel, Michael Rouse, Melissa Allan, Rosanna Bates, John Dagleish, Tim van Eyken, Sam Lathwood, Eugene McCoy, Gloria Obianyo, Maria Omakinawa, Samuel Townsend, Rayhaan Kufuor-Gray, Lara Mehmet, Lenny Rush and Eleanor Stollery.

The Old Vic Venue Information

The Old Vic, 103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
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Our Review of A Christmas Carol


Charles Dickens's fable A Christmas Carol - originally published as a novella in 1843 which he subsequently performed himself in public readings - has become as much a part of the festive season as the Queen's Christmas Message, carol concerts and mince pies. The Old Vic's stage version - back for a third consecutive year and also now running simultaneously on Broadway - could very well be added to this list to become an annual staple in Waterloo, just as the tradition of the... Read more

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Photo credit: Andrew Lincoln as Ebenezer Scrooge (Photo by The Old Vic)
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Monday, 02 November, 2020, 10:58
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