A Christmas Carol (Rose Theatre Kingston)
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A Christmas Carol (Rose Theatre Kingston)

A Christmas Carol (Rose Theatre Kingston) London Reviews and Tickets

(3 Ratings)
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious, Magical

About the Show

A musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas story by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm ('Emilia').

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67 Reviews | 2 Followers
Clever, Enchanting, Refreshing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like a positive spin on the classic Dickens tale with gender-swapped characters, a modernised take and a strong youth ensemble cast.

Don't see it if you prefer an interpretation true to the original Dickens version, or if you prefer a more "serious" tone with less "entertainment" factors. Read more

122 Reviews | 14 Followers
Great singing, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want a great fun adaptation with OUTRAGEOUSLY good songs and singing

Don't see it if You like your drama fluffy. This is dark as hell! Read more

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
Delightful, Original, Clever, Magical, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy twists on a very well known tale done in a clever and magical way that is fun and festive.

Don't see it if You are a Dickens purist.

Critic Reviews (5)

December 9th, 2022

"This is a fun and very festive show, with plenty for both children and grown ups to enjoy."
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The Guardian (UK)
December 12th, 2022

"For any of us who think this Christmas story is over-exposed, this gorgeous re-imagining proves otherwise."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
December 9th, 2022

" Its hard to determine who the audience of this show really are – with it being far too wordy for a young audience yet not sophisticated or funny enough for an older audience. "
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The Stage (UK)
December 11th, 2022

"What probably matters most here is the platform Lloyd Malcolm and Jones provide for the ideas and feelings of young people, and the recognition they are accorded as present – and future – agents of change."
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 9th, 2022

"The tale is recognisably the Dickensian classic – but the framing, unfortunately, continues to dominate. The children and author sit around the stage, at times playing supporting characters or helping change scenery, but at others interrupting the story with their own discussion."
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