A Christmas Carol (RSC stage version)
Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781848426672Publication Date:
7 Dec 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 144 pages ISBN: 9781780019994Publication Date:
7 Dec 2017
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2017

A Christmas Carol (RSC stage version)

By Charles Dickens Adapted by David Edgar

Paperback £9.99£7.99

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One ghostly Christmas night, cold-hearted businessman Ebenezer Scrooge gets the fright of his life, discovers the truth about himself, and learns to love his neighbour.

This adaptation by David Edgar of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol – one of the best-loved stories ever written – rediscovers the social conscience of the timeless tale. It was premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon for Christmas 2017, returning for Christmas 2018.

'Marley was dead: to begin with…'

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'David Edgar's adaptation retains the overall message of redemption while introducing a lot of humour as a counterpoint to the social commentary… dark, yet heartwarming'

The Reviews Hub

'This politically charged new version feels both plausibly Victorian and sharply relevant'

Evening Standard

'A mix of wit and grit… a Christmas stocking of a show: full of goodies alongside an evergreen message about the importance of empathy'

The Stage

'A magnificent achievement'


'A festive delight… Edgar's adaptation lacks none of the textural depth and emotional resonance of Dickens' original piece of social commentary… entertaining, lively and full of fun'


'An inventive version of Dickens's great seasonal fable… you would have to be quite a Scrooge not to fall for it'

The Times

'There is much to savour… Dickens's message about the need to treat poverty as a rectifiable evil rather than a moral failing comes through loud and clear'

Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781848426672Publication Date:
7 Dec 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 144 pages ISBN: 9781780019994Publication Date:
7 Dec 2017
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Charles Dickens:

The Haunting
A Christmas Carol (Old Vic stage version)
David Copperfield (stage version)
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story (stage version)
Christmas Carol: A Fairy Tale
A Tale of Two Cities (stage version)
Great Expectations (stage version)
A Christmas Carol (Derby Playhouse version)
A Christmas Carol (Old Vic stage version) (new edition)
Great Expectations (Royal Shakespeare Company version)

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Also by David Edgar:

Continental Divide
The Master Builder
Maydays & Trying It On: two plays
The Shape of the Table
Edgar: Shorts
Albert Speer
Written on the Heart
If Only
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (stage version)
Arthur & George (stage version)
A Time to Keep
Daughters of the Revolution
Trying It On
How Plays Work (revised and updated edition)
Maydays (2018 version)
Playing With Fire
Mothers Against
Testing the Echo
The Prisoner's Dilemma

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