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A Christmas Carol

This Christmas, the Old Vic is bringing a new adaptation of Charles Dickens' timeless story about life and loss, A Christmas Carol.

This version is written by the award winning Jack Thorne (whose TV credits include the BAFTA winning series The Fades, This Is England '88 & '90, Don't Take My Baby) and directed by the Old Vic's Artistic Director Matthew Warchus (Matilda, Groundhog Day).

What is A Christmas Carol About?

On a cold Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by four ghosts, who transport him to the worlds past, present and future. The trip makes him realise that he has been living a lifetime of fear and selfishness, and has led him to see with fresh eyes the lonely life he has built for himself. Can Ebenezer be saved before it’s too late?

Starring Rhys Ifans (Kevin & Perry Go Large, Notting Hill) as Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic is an uplifting festive story, vividly brought to the stage in a big-hearted production full of music and cheer - Make sure to book your tickets today to guarantee your place in the audience!

Cancellation Policy

No exchange or refund after purchase.


Starring Rhys Ifans as Ebenezer Scrooge;

Melissa Allan as Little Fan;

Jamie Cameron as Young Ebenezer / George;

John Dagleish, Bob Cratchit, Erin Doherty, Oliver Evans, Tim Van Eyken

Alex Gaumond, Siena Kelly, Eugene McCoy, Myra McFadyen, Maria Omakinwa, Alastair Parker and Golda Rosheuvel.

TINY TIM CAST: Toby Eden, Grace Fincham, Ethan Quinn and Lenny Rush.

Good To Know

Gala perfs: Sat 23 Dec 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Audio Described Perf: Tue 9 Jan 7.30pm

Captioned Perf: Thu 11 Jan 7.30pm

How Does It Work

Please bring along your printed voucher to the box office to collect tickets before the show.

Suitable For Children

Age suitability: 11 and older

Contains haunting supernatural themes, mature emotion, and some content which younger audiences may find upsetting.

When Can I Go

18 Nov 2017–20 Jan 2018

Where Do I Go

The Old Vic, The Cut London, SE1 8NB

The Old Vic

Latest customer reviews

  • Christmas Carol

    10 December 2017

    Superb! Rhys Ifans rules as Scrooge... in one moment when he went through a catharsis - I did too !!! plus of scents of Christmas, lights of Victorian London, snow, minced pies ... unique atmosphere and music. Final Carol with bells.. thank you Rhys Ifans

    Joanna Z Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Thoroughly spectacular despite its simplicity!

    10 December 2017

    We were completely enthralled from the first moment. Rhys Ifans was fantastic and simply brilliant! we took our three children, ages 10,13,15 and they loved it! Tinny Tim was a delight and such a wonderfully atmospheric Christmas production! We loved it!

    DC1&2 Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • The best show I have ever seen!

    8 December 2017

    You must go. It is simply wonderful.

    SB Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • A Christmas Carol

    8 December 2017

    Splendid! I laughed and cried and reslly enjoyed it!

    Christina Confirmed ticket purchaser