Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Dickens' A Christmas Carol
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Alexandra Palace

24 NOV 2023 - 7 JAN 2024

Marley was dead: to begin with.

Mark Gatiss's acclaimed retelling of Dickens' winter ghost story returns to the hauntingly atmospheric Alexandra Palace with a brilliant new cast. Star of stage and screen Keith Allen (Shallow Grave, Robin Hood, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Pembrokeshire Murders, The Homecoming) will play the role of Scrooge with Peter Forbes (Follies) as Marley.

Filled with Dickensian, spine-tingling special effects, prepare to be frightened and delighted in equal measure as you enter the supernatural Victorian world of A Christmas Carol.

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…

Recommended age 12+

Eleanor Lloyd Productions & Eilene Davidson Productions
Present The Nottingham Playhouse Production

Alexandra Palace

24th November 2023 – 7th January 2024

Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Prices from £16.50 inc Booking Fees


Tue – Sat 7.30pm
Thu & Sat 2.30pm
Sun 1pm & 5pm

Press Night: 29 Nov 2023 at 7pm

Additional Christmas performances 22nd Dec, 24th Dec 2.30pm, 27th Dec 2.30pm
(No perf 26th Nov, 5th Dec, 26th Dec, 2nd Jan)


2hr 5mins including interval


Audio described performance: 13 Dec 7.30pm
Captioned performance: 4 Jan 7.30pm
If you wish to purchase access tickets please contact:
e: access@alexandrapalace.com
t: 020 8365 4343


Valid on Tue-Thu performances
Band A reduced to £37.50
Band B reduced to £29.50
*Subject to availability.

Free group leader
Not available for performances 18th December – 2nd January
Subject to availability


Band B reduced to £20.50
Free ticket places (11th ticket free)
Valid term time only. Subject to availability.

Education Rates are valid on the following performances:

  • Fri 24 Nov, 7.30pm
  • Tue 28 Nov, 7.30pm
  • Wed 29 Nov, 7pm
  • Thu 30 Nov, 7.30pm
  • Thu 7 Dec 2.30
  • Thu 14 Dec 2.30
  • Thu 4 Jan 2.30 & 7.30

Nottingham Playhouse

27th October 2023 – 18th Nov 2023

Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham NG1 5AF

Tickets starting from £9-£33

Post Show Q&A: Tue 7 Nov (after 7.30pm show)
Reduced Capacity Performance: Tue 14 Nov, 7.30pm

Youth Pass

There are Youth Pass tickets available for this production. Find out more about Youth Pass.


Audio Described performance
Thu 9 Nov, 7:30pm
Sat 11 Nov, 2:30pm
BSL interpreted performance
Fri 10 Nov, 7:30pm
Captioned Performance
Sat 11 Nov, 7:30pm

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Quotes & Reviews

  • star rating

    Irresistibly theatrical! Mark Gatiss's fabulous take on Dickens.

    Daily Telegraph (2021)

  • star rating

    Keith Allen is excellent as Scrooge


  • star rating

    In the hands of Gatiss, Dickens' festive tale banishes all thoughts of 'bah, humbug'.

    Evening Standard

  • star rating

    A spooky twist on the Dickens classic.



Nottingham Children

  • William Barker

    William Barker

    Edwin Cratchit

  • Madison Spencer-Ogoirumua

    Madison Spencer-Ogoirumua

    Grace Cratchit

  • Charlie Westlake

    Charlie Westlake

    Edwin Cratchit

  • Ava-Jane Wolstenholme

    Ava-Jane Wolstenholme

    Grace Cratchit

London Children

  • Alex Gross

    Alex Gross

    Edwin Cratchit

  • Joshua Beswick

    Joshua Beswick

    Edwin Cratchit

  • Oliver Dawson

    Oliver Dawson

    Edwin Cratchit

  • Anaya-Sky Lueshing

    Anaya-Sky Lueshing

    Grace Cratchit

  • Cherry Mitra

    Cherry Mitra

    Grace Cratchit

  • Esme Gupta-Wright

    Esme Gupta-Wright

    Grace Cratchit

Creative Team