A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story, London Theatre Show

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story tickets at Alexandra Palace, London

Alexandra Palace Theatre, London

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Experience A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story, a spine-tingling new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic by Mark Gatiss, at the Alexandra Palace this Christmas.

★★★★★ “This irresistibly theatrical new production” – The Telegraph

Mark Gatiss (Dracula, The League of Gentlemen, Doctor Who, Sherlock) leads an ensemble cast, in his own retelling of Dickens’ classic winter ghost story, filled with Dickensian, spine-tingling special effects.

Taken on a magical and transformational journey by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, the cold-hearted Scrooge realises he must change his ways or he will  surely suffer an eternal misery like his old friend Jacob Marley.

Prepare to be frightened and delighted in equal measure as you enter the supernatural Victorian world of A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story.

Suitable for everyone, especially adults.

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story is booking from 26 November 2021 until 9 January 2022 at Alexandra Palace London.

What is A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story about?

It’s a cold Christmas Eve and mean-spirited miser Ebenezer Scrooge has an unexpected visit from the spirit of his former business partner Jacob Marley.

Bound in chains as punishment for a lifetime of greed, the unearthly figure explains it isn’t too late for Scrooge to change his miserly ways in order to escape the same fate, but first he’ll have to face three more eerie encounters.

Who is in the A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story cast?

Olivier award-winner Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, The League of Gentlemen, Doctor Who) stars as Jacob Marley alongside Nicholas Farrell (Chariots of Fire, The Crown, The Iron Lady and 37 Days) as Scrooge.

The cast features James Backway as Fred; Angelina Chudi as Caroline; Jo Eaton-Kent as the Ghost of Christmas Past; Zak Ford-Williams as Tiny Tim; Aoife Gaston as Belle; Christopher Godwin as the Narrator; Edward Harrison as Bob Cratchit; Sarah Ridgeway as Mrs Cratchit and; Joe Shire as Ghost of Christmas Present.

Creative team

A Christmas CarolA Ghost Story by Charles Dickens is adapted by Mark Gatiss, directed by Adam Penford with design by Paul Wills.

Reviews of A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story

★★★★★ "Mark Gatiss’s fabulous take on Dickens... irresistibly theatrical" - The Telegraph
"This is how to make Dickens’s greatest hit feel both surprising and familiar!” - The Times
"Mark Gatiss’s witty dash through Dickens" - The Guardian
★★★  Average review score

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Show Information

Age restrictions
Running time
2 hours 25 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates
Booking to 9 January 2022

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Important Notes

Important COVID Entry Requirements

Masks are mandatory

In order to gain entry to the event spaces at Alexandra Palace all visitors must be able to demonstrate their COVID-19 status by showing one of the following:
- A valid NHS COVID Pass demonstrating you are fully vaccinated (double vaccination with the second jab at least 14 days prior to the event), or have recorded a negative NHS lateral flow test in the previous 48 hours, or are considered to have natural immunity after a positive PCR test within 180 days of the event (including 10 days self-isolation following the result)
- An NHS text or email confirming a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken within 48 hours of the event Checks will be taking place and anyone who is not able to demonstrate their COVID-19 status may be denied entry.

If you are aged between 11 and 18 years old, you will need to evidence a negative Lateral Flow Test result with an NHS email or text message taken within 48 hours of the event.
For visitors from overseas we will accept the NHS Covid Pass equivalent from your country of origin.

Venue Information

Alexandra Palace Theatre, Alexandra Palace Way , London, N22 7AY
Nearest Tube or Train: Alexandra Palace
Nearest Buses: W3 or Shuttle Bus

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