A Christmas Carol

Cast: 6f 9m, doubling (7f 11m)

Staging: Various interior and exterior settings

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848428287Publication Date:
18 Nov 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, ISBN: 9781780019956Publication Date:
18 Nov 2021
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First Staged:
Old Vic, London, 2017

A Christmas Carol (Old Vic stage version)

By Charles Dickens Adapted by Jack Thorne

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Professional Production On Stage at:
Old Vic Theatre, London
From Sat 12 Nov 2022 to Sat 7 Jan 2023

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

Cast: 6f 9m, doubling (7f 11m)

Staging:Various interior and exterior settings

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848428287Publication Date:
18 Nov 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, ISBN: 9781780019956Publication Date:
18 Nov 2021
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Professional Production On Stage at:
Old Vic Theatre, London Sat 12 Nov 2022 - Sat 7 Jan 2023

Also by Charles Dickens:

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

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Also by Jack Thorne:

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

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