A Christmas Carol
Old Vic Theatre, London
A Christmas Carol - Old Vic Theatre, London
Age Restriction: All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Babes in arms are not admitted to the auditorium. All children must be old enough to occupy their own seats.
Important Information: Please note this play contains haunting supernatural themes and some content which younger audiences may find upsetting.
Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, whether it is the iconic book from Charles Dickens, one of the countless film versions or an anticipated staging in London.
But luckily for audiences the latter can be ticked-off the list as last year’s successful production at the Old Vic returns for the Christmas 2018 season, with Matthew Warchus once again directing a talented performer in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge (the identity of whom is not confirmed at the time of writing). They will also work from a script penned by Jack Thorne (newly adapted from Dickens’ original).
So audiences can once again visit Scrooge as he wanders the streets an old and bitter man, who abuses his employees by forcing them to work on Christmas and utters his immortal phrase of Bah Humbug! It would take a miracle to change his attitudes, but this miracle is granted on the night before Christmas, when he is visited by a series of ghosts who show him the error of his ways by making him confront his past, present and his future.
Over the years some top names have played Scrooge on the stage and screen. In the West End alone, theatregoers have witnessed Rhys Ifans in the role (playing the part in this production at the Old Vic last year), and Simon Callow at the Arts Theatre the year before. Others like Jim Broadbent and Gareth Hale have played the part in the capital in recent years and this tradition is likely to continue.
Director Matthew Warchus, meanwhile, will call the shots as the show’s director and as the Old Vic’s Artistic Director. An acclaimed practitioner, Warchus has previously helmed The Master Builder and Groundhog Day at the venue, whilst his prior credits in other venues include shows like Matilda The Musical and Ghost The Musical, amongst others.
Meanwhile, writer Jack Thorne is another top name, having penned Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre, the Old Vic’s adaptation of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck and The Solid Life Of Sugar Water at the National Theatre.
A Christmas Carol appears at the Old Vic Theatre for performances beginning on Saturday 18th November 2017.
Show & Venue InformationOld Vic Theatre
The Cut, Waterloo Road
Monday, 20 November 2017
Friday, 18 January 2019
2hr 5 min (inc interval)