A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

4.6 (9) · MusicalsFamily Theatre

A version by Jack Thorne

“The Old Vic’s hugely popular A Christmas Carol returns again this year, with the marvellous Paterson Joseph as Ebenezer Scrooge. This version of the play was written by Jack Thorne – who won an Olivier Award when he adapted Harry Potter for the stage.”


Matthew Warchus’ big-hearted, smash hit production of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic returns to The Old Vic, joyously adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

The Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol fills the auditorium to the brim with mince pies, music and merriment. A unique staging immerses the audience in this uplifting story.

Age Recommendation: 8+

Critic reviews

Manages to be both faithful to the original and shamelessly sob-inducing, while also amplifying its message of social responsibility

The Stage

It begins and ends well. Yet there’s a Dickens-sized hole in the middle of the Old Vic’s festive treat

The Times

The festive favourite mixes gloom with merriment

The Arts Desk

It’s time to gift to yourself one of the most enjoyable modern versions of A Christmas Carol

The Upcoming

This Old Vic production continues to show that the spirit of the Dickensian classic is alive and kicking

Broadway World

Paterson Joseph is on miser duty as the Old Vic’s ebullient Christmas Carol returns for its third year

Time Out

Paterson Joseph is a brilliant Scrooge

The Telegraph

A Christmas treat that's perfect for the entire family

London Theatre

With its heart-warming message, impressive singing and, of course, the adorable Tiny Tim, the whole family will have a ball of a time


It isn’t hard to see why this charming tale is a firm favourite

A Younger Theatre

Richly textured, wondrous adaptation of Dickens' festive classic

Evening Standard

A magical treat

The Sunday Times

Date & time

Show ended
Sat 23 Nov - Sat 18 Jan, 1pm, 2.30pm, 7pm & 7.30pm


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