A Christmas Carol

Date: Thursday, Nov 28 2019 - Sunday, Jan 12 2020
Venue: Bristol Old Vic

Returning after its record-breaking run last year, Tom Morris’ enchanting adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale is back, once again with Lee Lyford at the helm and music by Gwyneth Herbert (The Snow Queen).

The turkeys are hanging in St Nick’s butchers shop, the Christmas Steps are decked with holly, but Christmas Eve is a bleak night for miserly money-lender Ebenezer Scrooge. Before the night is through, he is visited by four ghosts who show him chilling portraits of his past, present and future.

As the sun rises, he comes to see the bitter truth of his selfish life; learning kindness, compassion and, ultimately, the true meaning of Christmas.

Dickens’ classic comedy provides the perfect accompaniment to your 2019 festivities, exploring what it might take for a hard-hearted skinflint to transform into the living embodiment of the spirit of Christmas.

So, from Nov 2019, join Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and Scrooge himself in this riot of music and theatrical imagination, with a heart as big as Bristol.

Nov 28-Jan 12, Mon-Sat most days 7pm / some Suns 2pm, plus various matinee performances. Check link below for full rundown.

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By steve wright, Tuesday, Oct 29 2019

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