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Christmas Carol, A--Citizens Theatre

Tramway, Glasgow

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 error of his ways. Read more …

This bold, theatrical adaptation captures the original heart of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale. The 5-star production was a sell out in 2014 and enchanted families and adults alike. They loved the inventive storytelling, atmospheric set design and live music. We think you will too.

The critical consensus

This beautiful and heartwarming staging will enchant both children and adults this festive season.

****(*)Natalie O'Donoghue, Broadway World, 08/12/2018

t’s straightforward, sure, but like the rest of the performance, it acts as an earnest and theatrical reimagining of the much-loved Christmas treasure.

****(*)Flora Gosling, The Wee Review, 08/12/2018

A five golden-ringed production which reminds us that it is never too late to change and that we should reach out to our fellow human beings, particularly those struggling at this time of year, because, in the words of the Ghost of Christmas Present, our “time upon the globe is very brief”.

*****Peter Callaghan, Review Sphere, 08/12/2018

The singing is magnificent, the carols are heart-lifting, the sheer craftsmanship of the production astonishing, as it flows from scene to scene, ghost to ghost. And to see it all on the great thrust stage of Tramway 1, with the audience on three sides, is a bonus; in a show that celebrates community, solidarity and love, in a time when we could hardly need those values more.

*****Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 10/12/2018

Scrooge’s Damascene conversion is a necessary display of philanthropy, as well as a pointer to greater solutions in what might just be the most important Christmas play for today.

*****Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 10/12/2018

Dominic Hill's revival is timely, eccentric and moving.

****(*)Lorna Irvine, The List, 11/12/2018

Sound, light and sets brilliantly convey Scrooge’s turn from miserliness to philanthropy in Neil Bartlett’s joyous adaptation.

*****Clare Brennan, The Observer, 23/12/2018

As in 2014, it is brought to the stage with immense panache and humanity by Hill and a first class cast.

Mark Brown, Scottish Stage, 27/12/2018

Features about Christmas Carol, A--Citizens Theatre

A Christmas Carol 'frees the audience to face many difficult truths that we still face today'.

Lorna Irvine, The List, 30/11/2018

Where and when?

Tramway, Glasgow from Tuesday December 4, 2018, until Sunday January 6, 2019. More info:

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