Charles Dickens’ festive tale of redemption and compassion. One of the most loved short stories ever written.
In 1843, Charles Dickens decided to write a political manifesto, exposing and condemning the abject misery of the Victorian poor. Instead, he wrote one of the most enduring popular short stories ever written. In one ghostly Christmas night, miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge discovers the limitations of his life and beliefs. He learns to pity himself and to love his neighbour – but is that enough?
David Edgar’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Charles Dickens’ much-loved classic, A Christmas Carol played in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in 2017, then returned for 2018 and 2022.
The role of Scrooge was played by Phil Davis in 2017, by Aden Gillett in 2018 and by Adrian Edmondson in 2022.