A Christmas Carol

Cast: 12f 18m doubling (very large cast possible)

Staging: various interior and exterior settings

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

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

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Professional Production On Stage at:
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
From Wed 26 Oct 2022 to Sun 1 Jan 2023

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'

Telegraph

'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'

Whatsonstage.com

'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'

Guardian

Cast: 12f 18m doubling (very large cast possible)

Staging:various interior and exterior settings

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

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%)
Professional Production On Stage at:
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Wed 26 Oct 2022 - Sun 1 Jan 2023

Also by Charles Dickens:

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

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Also by David Edgar:

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

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