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A Christmas Carol is the most famous book Charles Dickens ever wrote and one of the most daring. As the Ghosts spirit Scrooge from his past to his present to his future, Dickens plunges the reader cinematically from the miser's dank and creaking house in the City to riotous festivities, from cozy hearths to graveyards. And all the time the author's voice, tender, savage, magisterial, is present.

Archive listings for A Christmas Carol

Work type: One person show.


Presented byTheatre Tours International (in association with Maverick Theatre Company). Adapted by Nick Unheeding. Music Robb Williams. Performer Guy Masterson.
3 Jan 20 to 4 Jan 20Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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14 Dec 19Tolmen Centre, Constantine :: V1918286206
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11 Dec 19 to 12 Dec 19Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham :: V0165922284
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27 Nov 19The Hullabaloo, Darlington :: V0116791157
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19 Nov 19 to 20 Nov 19Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
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Producer Barry Ryan. Producer The Gastronomical Company. Director Paolo Serra. Performer Jud Charlton.
11 Dec 19 to 21 Dec 19The Hen and Chickens Theatre, Inner London :: V234
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Mr Charles Dickens presents A Christmas Carol - T095024231

In 1858, Charles Dickens came to York and gave a public reading of A Christmas Carol to rapturous applause. Following a sell-out run last year, European Arts Company returns with their recreation of Dickens's stunning performance of his best-loved ghost story. Come and meet the author himself in the beautiful Georgian setting of the De Grey Rooms, and enjoy the spirit of Christmas past, present and future.Company European Arts Company.
17 Dec 19 to 21 Dec 19Theatre Royal, York :: V954
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Company European Arts Company. Director Peter Craze. Performer John O'Connor.
30 Nov 19Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V752
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18 Dec 18 to 22 Dec 18Theatre Royal, York :: V954
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30 Nov 18Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V752
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27 Nov 18 to 28 Nov 18Greenwich Theatre, Outer London :: V308
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15 Dec 17Civic Theatre, Chelmsford :: V32
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2 Dec 17The Arts Centre (Rose Theatre), Ormskirk :: V527
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14 Dec 16Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot :: V1149031166
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10 Dec 16Forest Arts Centre, New Milton :: V786
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8 Dec 16The Arts Centre (Rose Theatre), Ormskirk :: V527
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6 Dec 16Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon :: V927
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3 Dec 16Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells :: V691
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2 Dec 16Hazlitt Arts Centre, Maidstone :: V683
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1 Dec 16Theatre Royal, Margate :: V685
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30 Nov 16Faringdon Junior School, Faringdon :: V796
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29 Nov 16The Woodville Halls Theatre, Gravesend :: V681
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Producer Assembly Festival. Director Tom Cairns. Design Tom Cairns. Sound Ben Ringham. Sound Max Ringham. Lighting Adam Povey. Performer Simon Callow.
8 Dec 18 to 12 Jan 19Arts Theatre, West End :: V167
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Dickens' mystical Christmas fable is brought to life by Olivier Award-winner Guy Masterson, veteran of smash hit solo shows including Under Milk Wood and Animal Farm (both recent sell-outs at Salisbury Playhouse). Famed for bringing multiple characters to vivid life, Masterson recreates Scrooge, Marley, the Fezziwigs, Tiny Tim and more in an enchanting performance that will dazzle and linger long in the memory. Guaranteed to get you into the Christmas Spirit - in many more ways than one!Producer Guy Masterson. Adapted by Guy Masterson. Performer Guy Masterson.
18 Dec 18 to 22 Dec 18Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
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9 Dec 18Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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8 Dec 18The Maltings, Berwick-on-Tweed :: V986
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30 Nov 18Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V160
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19 Dec 17 to 23 Dec 17Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
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8 Dec 17The Maltings, Berwick-on-Tweed :: V986
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This Christmas, we'll be making a new kind of performance for The Manor, Weston on the Green. Enjoy afternoon tea, dinner, or even an overnight stay, accompanied by Dickens' iconic festive characters. A one man show, created by Nicholas Osmond (who played Scrooge in our 2017 adaptation at The North Wall), you'll meet Scrooge, Marley, Cratchit, Tiny Tim and of course a whole load of ghosts. The story will be interspersed with refreshments and make the most of the beautiful setting to conjure up some spooky Christmas spirit. Shows at 15:00 - including afternoon tea - £45. Shows at 19:00 - including three course dinner - £65. Shows at 19:00 including show, dinner and overnight stay £269 for two people.Company Creation Theatre. Performer Nicholas Osmond.
19 Dec 18 to 22 Dec 18General, General :: V1281
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Enter the world of Charles Dickens in this ghostly tale for the festive season. Performing 26 different characters, Gerald Dickens brings his great, great grandfather's most famous book to vivid and exciting life. This is truly a not-to-be-missed performance.Performer Gerald Dickens.
19 Dec 18 to 20 Dec 18St George's Hall, Liverpool :: V1873512452
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19 Dec 15Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax :: V1098014226
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Clive Francis reprises his acclaimed RSC performance as the misanthropic Ebenezer Scrooge, inspired by Dickens' first reading and performance of A Christmas Carol on 27 December 1853 at the Birmingham Town Hall.Producer Clive Francis Productions. Performer Clive Francis.
12 Dec 18 to 14 Dec 18The Coronet (formerly Print Room at the Coronet), Outer London :: V1163069430
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20 Dec 17 to 26 Dec 17Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
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2 Jan 16 to 3 Jan 16Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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21 Dec 15 to 26 Dec 15Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
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13 Dec 15Royal Exchange, Manchester :: V491
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13 Dec 15Orange Tree Theatre, Outer London :: V321
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3 Dec 15 to 4 Dec 15Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough :: V949
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15 Nov 15Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
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22 Dec 14 to 27 Dec 14Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
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6 Dec 14 to 10 Dec 14The Coronet (formerly Print Room at the Coronet), Outer London :: V1163069430
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30 Nov 14Orange Tree Theatre, Outer London :: V321
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24 Nov 14 to 26 Nov 14Theatre Royal, Windsor :: V742
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16 Nov 14Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
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Director Simon Harvey. Adapted by Simon Harvey. Adapted by David Mynne. Performer David Mynne.
23 Dec 17Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance :: V1747286290
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14 Dec 17 to 15 Dec 17Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
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26 Nov 17The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter :: V1892701352
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This Festive masterpiece adapted from the original text and inspired by Dickens public readings has one actor re-enact every notable character from this haunting, moving timeless story.Company ProAct Theatre Company.
12 Dec 17 to 16 Dec 17Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol :: V0707367604
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There can be no better way to herald in the Christmas celebrations than with Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Using the script and acting directions developed by Dickens himself, Pip Utton recreates the most popular of Dickens' public readings in this almost totally candlelit performance of A Christmas Carol. All tickets include mince pies and mulled wine, but why not complete your evening with a specially- themed pre show 'Dickensian Dinner'.Performer Pip Utton (Charles Dickens).
13 Dec 17Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
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Presented byAssembly. Presented byRiverside Studios. Director Tom Cairns. Design Tom Cairns. Sound Ben Ringham. Sound Max Ringham. Performer Simon Callow.
8 Dec 16 to 7 Jan 17Arts Theatre, West End :: V167
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We are delighted to welcome back this incredibly talented actor who brings to life this timeless story, Dickens has received rave reviews from the Liverpool Echo and has sold out every time he performs here in the North West.
21 Dec 16 to 22 Dec 16St George's Hall, Liverpool :: V1873512452
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All proceeds to go directly to the Civic Theatre's restoration fund. Darlington Civic Theatre Foundation, Registered Charity Number 147625Performer Chris Connaughton.
21 Dec 16Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Civic Theatre), Darlington :: V562
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Producer Northcott Theatre. Producer Creative Cow. Director Amanda Knott.
4 Dec 15 to 3 Jan 16Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
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Producer New Venture Theatre. Director Sarah Davies.
4 Dec 15 to 12 Dec 15New Venture Theatre, Brighton :: V661
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Timothy Ackroyd in a performed reading of Charles Dickens 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' Celebrated actor and writer Timothy Ackroyd vividly brings to life Charles Dicken's wit, charm, imagination and mastery of the language in this classic heartwarming story.Performer Timothy Ackroyd.
7 Dec 15Jermyn Street Theatre, Inner London :: V207
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One Man takes on the Ultimate Christmas Tale in an amazing stage adaptation of Dickens greatest Classic, conjuring up a variety of Dickens's most loved characters, from Scrooge to Tiny Tim.Performer Stephen Bradley.
18 Dec 14 to 20 Dec 14The Playhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Derry :: V1407763157
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A Christmas Carol was the most successful book of the 1843 holiday season. By Christmas it sold six thousand copies and is as popular today as it was over 150 years ago. Charles Dickens, through the voice of Scrooge, continues to urge us to honour Christmas in our hearts and try to keep it all the year. This classic tale will be read beautifully by David Garrett.Performer David Garrett.
20 Dec 14Seaton Delaval Arts Centre, Seaton Delaval :: V0999827419
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A Reading - T613500099

Kate Shrewsday as Mrs Dickens reads A Christmas Carol in the intimate setting of the Studio Theatre, bringing the characters of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and the rest to life through story-telling in this festive Victorian classic.Performer Kate Shrewsday.
19 Dec 14South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731
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Clive Francis returns with his highly acclaimed and hugely popular RSC performance as the misanthropic Ebenezer Scrooge. Bringing to life a whole host of Dickensian characters from the spectral Jacob Marley to the warm and loving Bob Cratchit and his son Tiny Tim, not forgetting, of course, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Suitable for everyone from 12 to 112, this is a perfect way to enter into the Christmas Spirit!Adapted by Clive Francis. Performer Clive Francis.
2 Jan 14 to 4 Jan 14Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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20 Dec 13 to 28 Dec 13Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
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4 Jan 13 to 5 Jan 13Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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20 Dec 12 to 29 Dec 12Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
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11 Dec 12 to 16 Dec 12The Other Palace, Inner London :: V806511856
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16 Dec 09 to 24 Dec 09Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
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Performer Martin Prest.
17 Dec 13 to 22 Dec 13Etcetera Theatre, Inner London :: V198
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15 Dec 13 to 23 Dec 13The King's Head Theatre, Inner London :: V235
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A Reading. 1853, a lone figure steps onto the platform at Birmingham Town Hall, the 2,000 strong crowd grow eager with expectation. He places a book onto the lectern and with a single breath utters the immortal line... "Marley was dead: to begin with." And so the story begins. 160 years after Charles Dickens' first performance dramatic readings of 'A Christmas Carol' continue to enchant and captivate audiences of any age. This December two actors will follow in Dickens' footsteps presenting a faithful rendition of this ever popular Christmas story speaking the words from the original novella and portraying all the iconic characters between them including; Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and of course Ebenezer Scrooge.
21 Dec 13Cast, Doncaster :: V1545109680
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Performer Simon Callow.
29 Nov 12 to 6 Jan 13Arts Theatre, West End :: V167
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29 Nov 12 to 6 Jan 13Arts Theatre, West End :: V167
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Taking the author's own performing version as a starting point, Simon Callow and Tom Cairns have created a work of total story-telling: phantasmagoric, hilarious, heart-breaking, visionary, a celebration of goodness, a plea for justice and a promise of redemption. Running time: 90mins with no interval.Producer Assembly Festival. Producer Riverside Studios. Director Tom Cairns. Design Tom Cairns. Performer Simon Callow.
8 Dec 11 to 14 Jan 12Arts Theatre, West End :: V167
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A unique one-man version of Charles Dickens’s classic novel, adapted by Clive Francis (Poldark; Yes Prime Minister) who repeats his acclaimed RSC performance as the misanthropic Ebenezer Scrooge, bringing to life a whole galaxy of Dickensian characters from Jacob Marley to Bob Cratchit; from Mrs Cratchit to Tiny Tim; not forgetting the Ghosts of Past, Present and Future.Performer Clive Francis.
25 Nov 08Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
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Originally seen for three seasons in New York and in London in 1993 at the Old Vic, A Christmas Carol won [Patrick Stewart] an Olivier Award for 'Best Entertainment' and a 'Best Actor' Drama Desk Award. [Patrick Stewart], using just a few props but a wealth of virtuosity and dramatic nuance, conjures up the full world of the beloved classic. He portrays every character in the story including 'Bob Cratchit', 'Tiny Tim', 'Marley', 'Fezziwig' and, of course, the world's most famous curmudgeon, 'Ebenezer Scrooge'.Producer Camm Lane Production. Producer Kate Elliott. Adapted by Patrick Stewart. Lighting Fred Allen. Performer Patrick Stewart.
6 Dec 05 to 31 Dec 05Noel Coward Theatre, West End :: V380
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In 1843, [Charles Dickens] wrote a story that would tear at the consciousness of every human being in the land. A Christmas Carol was written in six weeks, and as he wrote it he told a friend he 'wept and laughed and wept again. Early in 2001 [Clive Francis] adapted [John Mortimer]'s stage version of A Christmas Carol into a one-man show, which is unique in its conception. With a score by the cellist and composer [Philip Sheppard] and his extraordinary use of state of the art sound effects, Francis is able to bring Dickens' characters to life with effortless fluidity. It is a show for all ages and for all times.Producer Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. Performer Clive Francis.
12 Dec 01 to 15 Dec 01Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
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10 Dec 14 to 13 Dec 14Harlequin Theatre, Northwich :: V474
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