Returning to the Old Vic for a fifth consecutive year, Jack Thorne’s (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Skins, Shameless) adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic festive tale will be directed by the Old Vic’s artistic director Matthew Warchus.
The Tony winning actor will play Dickens’ iconic character Ebenezer Scrooge. Teale is best known for his tv roles including HBO series Game of Thrones, Sky 1 series A Discovery of Witches and Stella. His extensive theatre includes No Man’s Land with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart; Under Milk Wood, Mary Stuart, Macbeth (Theatr Clwyd); Creditors (Donmar/BAM); Rutherford and Son (Sheffield Crucible); Julius Caesar, Henry IV, King Lear (RSC); Ivanov (National Theatre); and The Country (Royal Court).
Warchus said: “This year I’m excited to welcome Owen Teale in the role of Scrooge as we continue providing charitable support to a UK-based charity as always. Dickens felt compelled to write A Christmas Carol after witnessing extreme hardship first hand. Now, almost 180 years after its initial publication, Jack Thorne’s stage adaptation continues to dazzle and move audiences whilst simultaneously highlighting the contribution theatre can make towards social justice.”
Last year the production starred Stephen Mangan as Scrooge, with Andrew Lincoln (Teachers, The Walking Dead, Love Actually) and Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) taking on the role in previous years. A Christmas Carol tickets at the Old Vic are on sale.
A Christmas Carol runs from 12 November 2022 to 7 January 2023 at the Old Vic Theatre. Tickets are now on sale.