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A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge is a notoriously bitter old man who is determined not to let Christmas interfere with his miserly routine. A feared figure throughout the streets of London he is unmoved by any pleas for charity.
But one Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives some unexpected supernatural visitors who are determined to show him the true spirit of Christmas and the error of his ways.
This bold, theatrical adaptation captures the original spirit of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale. Directed by Dominic Hill who is renowned for his, “highly imaginative, transfixing productions” (Daily Telegraph), Christmas at the Citizens offers a magical, inventive, heart-warming and spine-tingling production of a festive classic. Guaranteed to appeal to young and old alike, A Christmas Carol will melt even the coldest of hearts and leave all rejoicing with Christmas spirit!
Join us for a lively, fun and informative family workshop, giving you an insider’s view of A Christmas Carol.
We have several Schools performances in early December:
Wed 3 Dec - 10am & 1.30pm
Thu 4 Dec - 10am & 1.30pm
Fri 5 Dec - 10.30am
Tue 9 Dec - 10am & 1.30pm
Wed 10 Dec - 10am & 1.30pm
Thu 11 Dec - 10.30am
Fri 12 Dec - 10.30am
Tue 16 Dec - 10am & 1.30pm
Wed 17 Dec - 10.30am
Thu 18 Dec - 10.30am
We have a special schools group rate of £8.50. Please download and return this schools booking form.
Everyone is rejoicing with festive cheer but one man grumbles “bah humbug!”
User Rating ★★★★★
Rated: (5/5), based on 14 ratings
Preview 29 Nov
Audio Described 13 Dec, 2pm
Signed 12 Dec, 7pm
Captioned 20 Dec, 2pm
Guide Dogs welcome
Director Dominic Hill
Set, Costume & Puppet Designer Rachael Canning
Lighting Designer Lizzie Powell
Composer/Sound Designer Nikola Kodjabashia
Movement Director Benedicte Seierup
Movement Director Lucien MacDougall
Assistant Director Stephen Darcy
“the darkest feelgood show in town.”
The Herald ★★★★★
The Telegraph ★★★★★
Callum, aged 11 The Public Reviews ★★★★
“It is a show to remind you both of the magical powers of theatre, and of the true spirit of Christmas”.
TV Bomb ★★★★★
“A rich and satisfying seasonal treat.”
The Guardian ★★★★
“Hill and his collaborators make us look with fresh eyes at such a seasonal mainstay”
The Times (£) ★★★★
“the mixture of visual spectacle and rich dialogue lends Christmas Carol a fresh grandeur”
The Stage ★★★★
“beautifully staged, eloquent and vividly imagined”
The Scotsman ★★★★
“Unreservedly, I would say Dominic [Hill] is the best director in Britain”
Cliff Burnett talks playing Scrooge and rehearsing A Christmas Carol in the Sunday Herald.
“Everything is about the storytelling, sometimes you start from a musical place and then you try to make it become a scene”
Musical Director Nikola Kodjabashia in The Herald
“I read the story every year and I watch it on TV every year. I love it”
John Kielty chats about playing the Ghost of Christmas Present in the Evening Times
Praise for previous Christmas productions
“an impressively stylish and wonderfully engaging piece of seasonal theatre”
★★★★ Daily Telegraph
“...in every way, from the captivating visual impact to the superb acting, this is the stuff of memorable theatre”
★★★★ The Herald
“Always a fun and engaging theatre experience for the whole family and an excellent alternative to traditional panto.”
“After going to the Citizens Theatre at Christmas, I will never go elsewhere again. I would highly recommend it to everyone, young and old.”
“The quality of the production, creativity and originality were excellent. It’s why we book every year.”
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Simply print out on card/thick paper and fold in half. Left blank for your own message.
Go on, be a Scrooge and send us your best mean face via Twitter or Facebook using hashtag #ScroogeSelfie! If you want to wear Scrooge’s stove-pipe hat and glasses, you can add them virtually using Twibbon (TIP: you can reposition and resize the twibbon for best effect).
See our staff #ScroogeSelfie’s on Facebook.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, we want to make sure you can enjoy the best night out at the Citizens Theatre! Find out more about the Deaf Theatre Club.