A Christmas Carol
All performances of A Christmas Carol on 23rd and 24th December have been cancelled. Despite all our precautions, our production has been affected by COVID-19. All ticket holders will be contacted and refunds will be processed as soon as possible.
Following our five-star productions in 2014 and 2018, everyone’s favourite Christmas story is back. Full of theatrical magic and inventive storytelling, Dominic Hill’s acclaimed production captures the heart of Dickens’ uplifting tale.
It’s Christmas Eve; the halls are decked, the goose has gotten fat, and everyone is looking forward to their figgy pudding. Everyone except the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who refuses to join in with the merriment around him – bah humbug! But later that night, Scrooge is woken by some unexpected visitors who set him on a remarkable journey of redemption and change his life forever.
More than ever, we’re excited to celebrate the festive season with you all again with this 75-minute Christmas show. The heart-warming story champions community, charity, and compassion, and promises a memorable experience for adults and children to enjoy together.
Recommended for brave 6 year olds and older
We are doing everything we can to keep audiences, performers and staff members safe. All performances will operate in line with the latest COVID guidance from the Scottish Government.
We have included five socially distanced performances. For these, we will allow a gap of one seat in the row between you and other parties. The venue will operate at a lower capacity and will be quieter than our standard performances. Standard performances will operate at full capacity.
Visit Tramway's website for more venue information.
Wednesday 15 December at 7pm. Prices: Adult £15, Child £8.
Aimed at audience members who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment, including people with an autistic spectrum disorder or sensory or communication disorder and their families. Find out more and book.
A Christmas Carol is supported by Urban Union
Date Time Information 3 December 7pm Preview 4 December
15 December 7.00pm Relaxed Performance. Socially distanced. 16 December
Socially distancedAudio Described Captioned
PEFORMANCE CANCELLED 23 December
PEFORMANCE CANCELLED 24 December
Cast & Creative Team
Jamie Marie Leary
Adapted by Neil Bartlett
Director Dominic Hill
Designer / Puppetry Rachael Canning
Lighting Designer Ben Ormerod
Composer Nikola Kodjabashia
Movement Directors Benedicte Seierup and Lucien MacDougall
Choreographer Emily Jane Boyle
Associate Designer Jen McGinley
Assistant Director Eilidh Gibson
"A splendour, a celebration of magnificence"
- Corr Blimey, 2021
"a short, sharp production that leaves its audience giddy with pleasure."
- The Times, 2021
"a celebration of all things theatrical that truly captures the spirit of the Citizens’ Theatre"
- The Scotsman, 2021
"inventively directed by Dominic Hill"
- The Stage, 2021
"a delicious theatrical show"
- Daily Record, 2021
"what might just be the most important Christmas play for today."
- The Herald, 2018
"a real Dickens cracker"
- The Observer, 2018
"it is difficult to imagine a more wonderful present for Yuletide theatre audiences"
- The Herald on Sunday, 2018
"A five golden-ringed production"
- Reviewsphere, 2018
- The Scotsman, 2018
"a revival of its brilliant rendering of Charles Dickens’s evergreen classic A Christmas Carol"
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