A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic Theatre

The Old Vic, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB

A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic Theatre starring Rhys Ifans.

Charles Dickens much loved tale comes to The Old Vic this Christmas in a new adaptation by award winning playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Woyzeck), directed by Matthew Warchus.

Rhys Ifans, who first came to international prominence in the film Notting Hill with Julia Roberts & Hugh Grant will star as Ebenezer Scrooge.

Ifans extensive theatre credits include Glenda Jackson’s King Lear (The Old Vic), Protest Song, Volpone and Under Milk Wood (National Theatre), Don Juan in Soho, Accidental Death of an Anarchist and Bad Finger (Donmar Warehouse) and Beautiful Thing (Duke of York Theatre).

A Christmas Carol will run from 18 November 2017 until 20 January 2018 at the Old Vic Theatre.


On a bitter Christmas Eve night a cold-hearted miser is visited by four ghosts. Transported to worlds past, present and future, Ebenezer Scrooge witnesses what a lifetime of fear and selfishness has led to and sees with fresh eyes the lonely life he has built for himself. Can Ebenezer be saved before it’s too late?


The cast is led by Rhys Ifans.


Written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Jack Thorne, directed by Matthew Warchus with design by Rob Howell,lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and music composed and arranged by Christopher Nightingale.


Recommended age: 11+ Audio Described Performance: 9 January 2018 Captioned Performance: 11 January 2018