A Christmas Carol (Old Vic Theatre)
Opens Nov 12 2h 5m
A Christmas Carol (Old Vic Theatre)
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A Christmas Carol (Old Vic Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

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Dickens' classic Christmas tale about Scrooge and the Ghosts of Past, Present, and Future.

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Critic Reviews (10)

The London Evening Standard
December 6th, 2019
For a previous production

Jack Thorne’s version of the familiar tale is richly textured and shamelessly emotive, full of song and heart. This year’s staging feels shorter and more hard-hitting than the 2017 original and 2018 reprise.
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What's On Stage (UK)
December 18th, 2020
For a previous production

It's a very 21st century take on the classic … it oddly has the effect of making Dickens more sentimental and more moralising than he is. It also seems to strip some of his anger out of the tale, rendering it more ... easily palatable.
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The Times (UK)
December 6th, 2019
For a previous production

It begins and ends well. Yet there’s a Dickens-sized hole in the middle. Using multiple narrators from the cast is a distraction. There are some delightful touches, though.
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The Arts Desk
December 22nd, 2020
For a previous production

Warchus enveloped a bustling production within the embrace of an audience held rapt at every turn. Composer and arranger Christopher Nightingale (a current Tony Award nominee for his score for this show) merits the highest praise.
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The Stage (UK)
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

Matthew Warchus’ production seems ... to want to have its Christmas cake and eat it. Many of the lines hit even harder now than they did in 2017, with Dickens’ ideas about society, and how it cares for its poor and vulnerable, ringing out like a bell.
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The Independent (UK)
November 30th, 2017
For a previous production

Matthew Warchus’s magnificent staging provides everything you might want from a theatrical adaptation of Dickens’s timeless morality tale.
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 5th, 2019
For a previous production

Warchus's mix of Dickensian moralising and theatrical enchantment still soothes the most crochety of souls. The importance of living a good life … may be reinforced at every turn, but frankly that's no bad thing at all.
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What's On Stage (UK)
November 26th, 2021
For a previous production

Maybe it's the after effects of the pandemic and everything we've all been through, but I don't recall any iteration of this beloved, yet still hard-hitting, story being quite this moving.
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