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This Christmas, the Old Vic is bringing a new adaptation of Charles Dickens' timeless story about life and loss, A Christmas Carol.

This version is written by the award winning Jack Thorne (whose TV credits include the BAFTA winning series The Fades, This Is England '88 & '90, Don't Take My Baby) and directed by the Old Vic's Artistic Director Matthew Warchus (Matilda, Groundhog Day).

What is A Christmas Carol About?

On a cold Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by four ghosts, who transport him to the worlds past, present and future. The trip makes him realise that he has been living a lifetime of fear and selfishness, and has led him to see with fresh eyes the lonely life he has built for himself. Can Ebenezer be saved before it’s too late?

Starring Rhys Ifans (Kevin & Perry Go Large, Notting Hill) as Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic is an uplifting festive story, vividly brought to the stage in a big-hearted production full of music and cheer - Make sure to book your tickets today to guarantee your place in the audience!

A Christmas Carol reviews

164 reviews
Pam Taylor
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29 Jan 2018

A truly magical experience with all the trappings of a Victorian setting - mince pies and oranges a nice touch guys. Congratulations to the entire ensemble of actors, musicians, set designers and production team for bringing such warmth and joy to what is already a national treasure. Rhys Ifan will no doubt be playing Fagin 'ere long' - what an abundance of energy and talent. Thank you all.

Helen B
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24 Jan 2018

This was an evening we will never forget; one of my favourite books brought to life by a fantastic cast which will stay with us for a long time. The music was especially beautiful. The scene where the Christmas feast was prepared was so joyful (I never thought I could be delighted to be handed a humbecauliflower!) When the snow came down so spectacularly and unexpectedly the reaction from the audience was one of child-like wonder and delight. To quote George Eliot 'It is never too late to be what you might have been'!

David & Marie'
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22 Jan 2018

A fantastic show, everyone of the cast & band were first class. If they do it again don't miss it!

David Wright
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22 Jan 2018

Uplifting, touching, deep, dark, intense, joyous, inspiring, beautiful. Rhys Infans was amazing with an intensely powerful acting performance of Scrooge. Both Tiny Tims performances (I saw two shows) were wonderful and endearing. Bob Cratchit too was exceptional. Loved the bell ringing, the singing, the snow, the actors interaction with the audience and,,,the mince pies! Brilliant. My favourite performance on a stage ever. I defy anyone not to love it.

A well wisher
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21 Jan 2018

I thought the production was wonderful but didn’t like the rewrite. They should have stuck to the original story. The current version too complex for a younger audience. Although the acting was excellent some of the actors were hard to understand and there was a lot of shouting. The bell ringing and Tiny Tim were the highlights.


Cancellation Policy

No exchange or refund after purchase.


Starring Rhys Ifans as Ebenezer Scrooge;

Melissa Allan as Little Fan;

Jamie Cameron as Young Ebenezer / George;

John Dagleish, Bob Cratchit, Erin Doherty, Oliver Evans, Tim Van Eyken

Alex Gaumond, Siena Kelly, Eugene McCoy, Myra McFadyen, Maria Omakinwa, Alastair Parker and Golda Rosheuvel.

TINY TIM CAST: Toby Eden, Grace Fincham, Ethan Quinn and Lenny Rush.

Good To Know

Gala perfs: Sat 23 Dec 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Audio Described Perf: Tue 9 Jan 7.30pm

Captioned Perf: Thu 11 Jan 7.30pm

How Does It Work

Please bring along your printed voucher to the box office to collect tickets before the show.

Suitable For Children

Age suitability: 11 and older

Contains haunting supernatural themes, mature emotion, and some content which younger audiences may find upsetting.

When Can I Go

18 Nov 2017–20 Jan 2018

Where Do I Go

The Old Vic, The Cut London, SE1 8NB