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Charles Dickens’ festive tale of redemption and compassion. One of the most loved short stories ever written.

David Edgar's adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic – one of the most loved short stories ever written – played in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for Christmas 2017 and 2018.

In this festive tale of redemption and compassion, over the course of one ghostly Christmas night, cold-hearted businessman Ebenezer Scrooge learns to pity himself and to love his neighbour – but is that enough?

David Edgar is one of our greatest living writers. His rich history with the RSC stretches from Destiny in 1976 through the multi-award-winning adaptation of Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby, to Written on the Heart (2011).

For the original 2017 production, Phil Davis took the role of Scrooge, leading a Company that included a host of child actors. In 2018, the revival saw some changes to the cast:

2018 Cast 

Mrs Baldock/Caroline - Victoria Blunt
Fred - Tom Byrne
Bob Cratchit - Gerard Carey
Christmas Past/Lady Tibshelf - Claire Carrie
Katherine/Belinda - Sally Cheng
Uber/Doctor - Matthew Dale
Marley - Steven Elliott
Scrooge - Aden Gillett
Fezziwig/Old Joe - Clive Hayward
Mrs Trowell/Christmas Present/Mrs Fezziwig - Danielle Henry
Swing - Samantha Hull
Father/Coachman - Sam Jenkins-Shaw
John Forster - Beruce Khan
Martha/Amy - Bethany Linsdell
Isabel/Lucy - Jessica Murrain
Wicker/Sailor - Kwami Odoom
Mrs Cratchit - Emma Pallant
Young Man - Joey Phillips
Slingshot - Joseph Prowen
Swing - Shiv Rabheru
Charles Dickens - Joseph Timms
Fanny/Jane - Rachel Winters


Director Rachel Kavanaugh | Designer Stephen Brimson Lewis | Lighting Tim Mitchell | Music Catherine Jayes | Sound Fergus O'Hare | Choreography Georgina Lamb | Illusions Ben Hart