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A Christmas Carol
Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848428287Publication Date:
18 Nov 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook, ISBN: 9781780019956Publication Date:
18 Nov 2021
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Old Vic, London, 2017

A Christmas Carol (Old Vic stage version)

By Charles Dickens Adapted by Jack Thorne

Paperback £10.99£8.79

Ebook £10.99£8.79

One bitter Christmas Eve, 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?

Jack Thorne's joyous adaptation of Charles Dickens's timeless classic premiered at The Old Vic, London, in 2017, in a production directed by Matthew Warchus, and starring Rhys Ifans as Ebenezer Scrooge. It was revived at the Old Vic in 2018, 2019 and 2021.

Press Quotes

'Dickens' tale of personal conscience and moral responsibility might be more relevant that ever... Thorne doesn't shirk the anger at social attitudes towards poverty, but also delivers a rousing festive feast that will leave even the most miserly curmudgeon filled with redemptive joy'

Radio Times

'Dickensian and modern, clever and heartfelt, gripping and touching and tuneable and serious and sometimes funny... its marvellously heartfelt Christmas quality would delight the original author'

TheatreCat

'Magical... Thorne's adaptation is traditional but with a modern twist that delights'

The Times

'Jack Thorne's new version of Dickens' story stands high on my list of favourites... combines the social anger with a genuine sense of festivity... this is Dickens done with love and affection. The fable's warning about the danger of treating poverty as if it were a moral vice could also hardly be more timely'

Guardian

'Provides everything you might want from a theatrical adaptation of Dickens's timeless (and never more timely) morality tale urging social responsibility and compassion... the new adaptation by Jack Thorne fuses fun with the macabre and a fine degree of psychological depth... both witty and deeply affecting'

Independent

'There is a contemporary resonance to it… a love song to Christmas and the redeeming power of theatre'

Observer

'Incredibly atmospheric... Jack Thorne's relatively faithful adaptation lets Dickens' words do their work, but then opens things up in a second half that is emotionally rich and, on occasion, truly moving'

The Stage
Paperback,80 pages ISBN: 9781848428287Publication Date:
18 Nov 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook,ISBN: 9781780019956Publication Date:
18 Nov 2021
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Charles Dickens:

David Copperfield
A Tale of Two Cities
A Christmas Carol
Christmas Carol: A Fairy Tale
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story
A Christmas Carol
Great Expectations
The Haunting
Great Expectations

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Also by Jack Thorne:

Boo
CripTales: Six Monologues
When You Cure Me
Whiff Whaff
Junkyard
Woyzeck
After Life
The Solid Life of Sugar Water
Let the Right One In
Jack Thorne Plays: One
Burying Your Brother in the Pavement
When Winston Went to War with the Wireless
Mydidae
Fanny and Faggot
Hope
Jack Thorne Plays: Two
the end of history...
Bunny
2nd May 1997
Stacy & Fanny and Faggot: two plays
The Motive and the Cue
Hamish
Stacy
Red Car, Blue Car

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