‘A Christmas Carol’ to be livestreamed from The Old Vic
The Old Vic will continue to stream shows until March 2021 at the earliest.
Set to enjoy its fourth consecutive Christmas at the Old Vic, A Christmas Carol will be performed at the London venue. This year, it’ll be livestreamed from an empty auditorium, with performances from 12-24 December.
Jack Thorne’s adaptation of the Charles Dickens festive favourite has entertained London audiences since 2017. Staged in-the-round, the play follows Ebenezer Scrooge as he finds his inner Christmas spirit when confronted by ghostly apparitions.
Casting for A Christmas Carol is to be announced, however it has been confirmed that a ‘well-known actor’ will play Scrooge.
As part of the One Voice seasons, Weruche Opia will perform Sheila Atim’s Burn. Commissioned as part of One Voice: Cracked to tackle attitudes around mental health, Burn will be performed on World Mental Health Day — 10 October.
Originally staged in November 2018 to mark 100 years since the Armistice, One Voice: Remembrance will be available to watch on 9 November. Created by Arinzé Kene, the event includes five monologues, with creatives involved including Ben Bailey Smith and Monica Dolan.
Further shows at the Old Vic are to be announced.
Photo credit: 2019 Production of A Christmas Carol (Courtesy of The Old Vic)