A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

4.5 (4) · Musicals, Contemporary, Children's Theatre

Matthew Warchus’ big-hearted, smash hit production of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic A Christmas Carol returns to The Old Vic


On a bitter Christmas Eve night a cold-hearted miser is visited by four ghosts. Transported to worlds past, present and future, Ebenezer Scrooge witnesses what a lifetime of fear and selfishness has led to and sees with fresh eyes the lonely life he has built for himself. Can Ebenezer be saved before it’s too late?

Filling the auditorium to the brim with mince pies, music and merriment, a unique staging immerses the audience in
this uplifting story for everyone aged 8+.

Critic reviews

Jack Thorne and Matthew Warchus’ joyful, generous adaptation returns with Stephen Tompkinson as Scrooge

The Stage

This nippy, largely faithful adaptation is so sumptuously staged that I feel a bit Scrooge-like for liking it rather than loving it

The Times

Stephen Tompkinson takes over the role of Scrooge as the Old Vic’s joyous OTT Dickens take returns

Time Out

It's hard to imagine a more pertinent Christmas tale, delivered with greater atmosphere, theatricality and emotional heft


Not even Scrooge himself could dislike this

The Telegraph

Thoroughly entertaining, fun, ebullient, emotionally cathartic and uplifting, A Christmas Carol is a spectacular, joyful show

The Upcoming

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 27 Nov - Sat 19 Jan, 7.30pm & 2.30pm


The Cut SE1 8NB London, UK · Get Directions
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