Genre Drama
First Performance 13/11/2021
Closing 08/01/2022
Running Time 2h05, inc. interval

Due to popular demand, Matthew Warchus’ critically acclaimed production of Charles Dickens’ festive classic A Christmas Carol returns to The Old Vic.

The joyous adaptation by Harry Potter And The Cursed Child writer, Jack Thorne, has wowed audiences with the heart-warming tale full of merry music and yuletide cheer.

A Christmas Carol will transport you to a wintry Christmas Eve to witness four ghosts visiting a hard-hearted miser named Ebenezer Scrooge. The ghosts take Scrooge on a journey to worlds past, present and future. But having seen the consequences of his lonely existence, will he be able to save himself from the results of a lifetime of selfishness?

Matthew is a prolific director whose theatre credits include the Olivier Award-winning Groundhog Day musical, Matilda The Musical, and Tony Award-winning God Of Carnage. Along with Hamilton, Matilda The Musical holds the record for most Olivier Awards for a musical. It has seven including the award for Best New Musical. Matthew was appointed Artistic Director of the Old Vic in 2015.

In addition to Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Jack’s theatre credits include Woyzeck, Let The Right One In, and Punchdrunk’s The Borough.

Since its publication in 1843, A Christmas Carol has become one of the world’s most beloved Christmas stories. In addition to many stage adaptions, there have been numerous film adaptations loved by all. Some of the most famous screen adaptations include Scrooge, starring Alastair Sim; Scrooged, starring Bill Murray; and The Muppet Christmas Carol which starred Michael Caine.

So come and indulge in a deluge of mince pies, music and merriment at The Old Vic, in a unique show which is guaranteed to warm the hearts of all those aged 8+.

In view of the new government advice announced over the weekend and having considered the impact on and feedback from the company and our audiences, we have taken the decision to introduce a policy that mandates face coverings to be worn at all times within The Old Vic, including in the auditorium, from Thu 02 Dec. If you are exempt from wearing a mask, you’ll be able to download a mask exemption badge for your phone. You’ll also be offered a mask exemption sticker upon arrival.

Please note that due to the staging of this production, there is a strict no latecomers policy. Additionally, if you leave the auditorium during the performance there is no re-admittance. You will only be able to retake your seat at the interval.

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