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
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
ACCESSAudio described performance: 13 Dec 7.30pm
Captioned performance: 4 Jan 7.30pm
If you wish to purchase access tickets please contact:
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
EDUCATION RATE (10+)
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
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
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
Sat 11 Nov, 7:30pm
Quotes & Reviews
Irresistibly theatrical! Mark Gatiss's fabulous take on Dickens.
Daily Telegraph (2021)
Keith Allen is excellent as Scrooge
In the hands of Gatiss, Dickens' festive tale banishes all thoughts of 'bah, humbug'.
A spooky twist on the Dickens classic.
Ghost of Christmas Past
Ghost of Christmas Present
Puppet Designer and Director
for The Soho Agency
Verity Naughton CDG
Children's Casting Director
Vocal and Dialect Coach
Production photos by Manuel Harlan