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A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic

A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic

Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol to return in 2018

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson First Published 28 March 2018, Last Updated 28 March 2018

It may feel a little early to start thinking about Christmas again (recent March snowfall aside), but theatregoers will be delighted by the announcement today that Matthew Warchus’ recent hit production of A Christmas Carol will return to The Old Vic this winter.

Full of heart and filled to the brim with mince pies, music and merriment, Warchus’ production of the Charles Dickens classic is a spectacularly festive presentation of the perennial Christmas tale. The show will once again preview at The Old Vic from 27 November, opening 5 December and playing until 19 January 2019.

In a new version by playwright Jack Thorne, The Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol originally ran at the Waterloo venue over winter 2017, starring Rhys Ifans as the miserly Scrooge. Casting for this latest run is to be announced.

Footage of the 2017 production can be seen below:


Artistic Director Matthew Warchus’ extensive credits include the Olivier Award-winning shows Matilda The Musical, Groundhog Day and Our House, while Thorne’s recent work includes the multi-award-winning Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, as well as Woyzeck (The Old Vic) and Junkyard (Bristol Old Vic).

For families aged 8+, A Christmas Carol promises to immerse audiences in an uplifting, timeless story at the Waterloo venue once more.


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