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A Christmas Carol
The Old Vic, London

Jack Thorne's A Christmas Carol to return to Old Vic for a fourth consecutive year

A Christmas Carol Old Vic

UPDATE: It was confirmed on 8 October that A Christmas Carol will be livestreamed from the Old Vic. More information can be found here.

Jack Thorne’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol will return to the Old Vic later this year, with Charles Dickens’ timeless festive tale set to delight London audiences for a fourth consecutive Christmas season. The production will return to the Old Vic from 21st November, with tickets on sale from next week.

The festive story centres around Ebenezer Scrooge, a Victorian businessman whose unwillingness to give to others at Christmastime is met by confrontation from the ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet to come, as well as the presence of his late business partner, Jacob Marley.

A Christmas Carol will be performed at the Old Vic from 21st November, playing throughout the Christmas season with performances to 16th January 2021.

The acclaimed adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol received its Old Vic premiere in 2017, originally starring Rhys Ifans as Ebenezer Scrooge. It’s since been performed annually at the London venue, with the production making its Broadway debut last year at the Lyceum Theatre.

Directed by Matthew Warchus, the creative team features music by Christopher Nightingale, design by Rob Howell, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone and sound design by Simon Baker.

In Mark Shenton’s review of the 2019 production for LondonTheatre.co.uk, he praised the ethereal storytelling, commenting that “Rob Howell's atmospheric set - with suspended lanterns hanging over the entire auditorium contributes its own delicate magic to a Christmas treat that's perfect for the entire family.” 

The Old Vic has also announced that the upcoming London premiere of Local Hero has now been postponed, with further details on performance dates currently unknown.

A Christmas Carol will be at the Old Vic from 21st November to 16th January 2021.

A Christmas Carol tickets are on sale from 23rd April.

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