Christopher Eccleston to star in The Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol

Former Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston is set to return to the West End this Christmas, playing Scrooge at The Old Vic in A Christmas Carol.

Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, adapted by Jack Thorne, is returning to the The Old Vic in a production that has become a London festive favourite.

Emmy Award-winner Christopher Eccleston (Accused, The Leftovers, Doctor Who), will play the role of Scrooge in Matthew Warchus’ smash hit production, adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne (The Motive and the Cue, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child), whose new play When Winston Went To War With The Wireless opened last week.

The creative team has also been announced joining Matthew Warchus, including Set & Costume by Rob Howell, Composition & Arrangement by Christopher Nightingale, Lighting by Hugh Vanstone, Sound by Simon Baker, Casting by Jessica Ronane CDG and Movement by Lizzi Gee. Josh Seymour is the Associate Director.

A Christmas Carol will play at The Old Vic from 11 November 2023 to 6 January 2024.

Currently playing at The Old Vic is Groundhog Day The musical, with Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and which opened last week to great reviews.

Christopher Eccleston said in a statement: “As a child, I read and watched every and any version of A Christmas Carol because of a fascination with Scrooge’s psychology. As a young actor, I read everything I could about the legendary Old Vic. I’m a very lucky man to be part of this production and cannot wait to meet our audiences.”

Matthew Warchus, director of A Christmas Carol and Artistic Director of The Old Vic, said: “Jack Thorne’s joyful adaptation of A Christmas Carol is a feast for the eyes, mind and heart. Already seen by over half a million people globally this love-filled production continues to snowball in popularity; indeed, more people booked to see the show last year than ever before. This year I am delighted to be working with Christopher Eccleston in the role of Scrooge and to be bringing back all the music, magic and festive joy for audiences old and new.”

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📷 Main photo: Christopher Eccleston. Photo by Johnny Ring

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