Returning to The Old Vic by popular demand, Jack Thorne’s joyous adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol directed by Matthew Warchus will entertain audiences this Christmas. A timeless classic spectacularly reimagined for the modern stage, with a uniquely immersive in the round seating, feel closer to the uplifting story as entrancing lanterns, music and merriment are an ode to Christmas and the power of both forgiveness and redemption.
Paterson Joseph will lead the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge, previously starring in productions at the National Theatre and with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Further casting for A Christmas Carol is to be announced.
Businessman Ebenezer Scrooge has a reputation for being a miser. Not only does he overwork and underpay his employees like clerk Bob Cratchit whose son, Tiny Tim, is crippled and close to death, but for him, Christmas is a “humbug”. He prefers to avoid spending time with his family and wants nothing to do with his nephew, Fred, whose birth cost Scrooge the life of his sister.
On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the chained and tormented ghost of his business partner, Jacob Marley. He is then visited by three apparitions, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come. Transported to each of these worlds 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. The ghosts offer him one last chance to change his ways and save himself from the grim fate that befell his firend Marley. Can Ebenezer be saved before it’s too late?
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You can book from 19-Sep-2019 to 18-Jan-2020.
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