Jack Thorne’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will return to the Old Vic this Christmas, it has been announced. Matthew Warchus’ production starred Rhys Ifans when it ran last December, alongside John Dagleish, Alex Gaumond, Erin Doherty and Melissa Allan. Casting for the 2018 revival is yet to be announced. A Christmas Carol will return to the Old Vic from 27th November to 19th January, with an official opening on 5th December.
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.