We're incredibly excited to announce that the Royal Shakespeare Company's version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by David Edgar is now available to perform! It's never too early to start programming your next festive season, and we've got the perfect Christmas show to entertain your audiences and delight your performers.

Dickens' festive tale of redemption and compassion is given a politically-charged adaptation in this heartwarming and sharply relevant retelling of the ghostly tale. It was premiered by the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon for Christmas 2017, returning for Christmas 2018 due to popular demand.

If you are interested in enquiring about this play for performance, requesting a free inspection copy, or have any further questions, please call 020 8749 4953 or email rights@nickhernbooks.co.uk.
About the play
A Christmas Carol production photo
'Edgar's adaptation lacks none of the depth of Dickens' original piece of social commentary… entertaining, lively and full of fun' WhatsOnStage

'A Christmas stocking of a show: full of goodies' The Stage
One ghostly Christmas night, cold-hearted businessman Ebenezer Scrooge gets the fright of his life, discovers the truth about himself, and learns to love his neighbour.

Award-winning playwright David Edgar's adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol – one of the best-loved stories ever written – rediscovers the social conscience of the timeless tale. It offers rich opportunities for a large cast of 30 actors, with an even larger cast possible.

Edgar's extensive history with the RSC includes Destiny, Maydays, Written on the Heart and his multi-award-winning adaptation of Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby.

Don't miss your chance to charm and delight your audiences with this highly acclaimed and inventive version of the quintessential festive story, A Christmas Carol.
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A Christmas Carol trailer with audience reactions
A Christmas Carol trailer
'Sensational... the inclusion of Dickens as the narrator is a stroke of genius'

Audiences thought David Edgar's adaptation of A Christmas Carol was 'ten out of ten'. Click below to watch the Royal Shakespeare Company's trailer for the original production.
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