A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story (stage version)

Cast: 50+ parts (original cast 5f 8m doubling)

Staging: Flexible staging

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

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781839040566Publication Date:
11 Nov 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781788504980Publication Date:
11 Nov 2021
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Nottingham Playhouse, 2021

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story (stage version)

By Charles Dickens Adapted by Mark Gatiss

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Professional Production On Stage at:
Alexandra Palace Theatre, London
From Fri 26 Nov 2021 to Sun 9 Jan 2022

It's Christmas Eve. As the cold, bleak night draws in, the penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge is confronted by the spirit of his former business partner, Jacob Marley.

Bound in chains as punishment for a lifetime of greed, the unearthly figure explains it isn't too late for Scrooge to change his miserly ways in order to escape the same fate. But first he'll have to face three more eerie encounters...

Mark Gatiss' spine-tingling adaptation is faithful to the heart and spirit of Charles Dickens' much-loved festive ghost story – with an emphasis on the ghostly.

Commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse, the adaptation premiered there in 2021, starring Nicholas Farrell alongside Gatiss, and directed by the theatre's Artistic Director, Adam Penford.

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story subsequently transferred to Alexandra Palace Theatre, London, produced by Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Eilene Davidson Productions.

Press Quotes

'Fabulous... irresistibly theatrical... Gatiss has pulled off a clever trick... a big, bold, inventive, yet remarkably faithful staging of Dickens's evergreen opus'

Telegraph

'Gatiss's script is surprisingly faithful... remind[ing] us of the inherent theatricality in Dickens's storytelling... Gatiss also includes Dickens's dark comedy that is so often overlooked... a clever twist and a great surge in festive feeling'

Guardian

'Superb... spooky and darkly funny... puts a smile on your face'

The Times

'Transports us with its magical stream of verbal and visual narratives... Gatiss's adaptation keeps much of the original text of the well-known classic story yet brings it even more alive by blending in deft verbal brushstrokes of natural language fashioned with such a keen ear for story-telling that he never loses the sense of history'

Whatsonstage

'Mark Gatiss gives us his own interpretation that demonstrates there are still new ways of looking at Dickens's 1843 novella... a slick, clever, uplifting production'

British Theatre Guide

Cast: 50+ parts (original cast 5f 8m doubling)

Staging:Flexible staging

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

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781839040566Publication Date:
11 Nov 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781788504980Publication Date:
11 Nov 2021
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Professional Production On Stage at:
Alexandra Palace Theatre, London Fri 26 Nov 2021 - Sun 9 Jan 2022

Also by Charles Dickens:

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

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Also by Mark Gatiss:

Queers: Eight Monologues

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