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A Christmas Carol (RSC Stage Version)

A Christmas Carol (RSC Stage Version)

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by David Edgar
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848426672, 144 pages, December 2017


This adaptation by David Edgar of the Charles Dickens classic – one of the best-loved stories ever written – rediscovers the social conscience of the timeless tale. It was premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon for Christmas 2017, returning for Christmas 2018.


"There is much to savour… Dickens’s message about the need to treat poverty as a rectifiable evil rather than a moral failing comes through loud and clear." —Guardian

"David Edgar’s adaptation retains the overall message of redemption while introducing a lot of humour as a counterpoint to the social commentary… dark, yet heartwarming." —The Reviews Hub

"A festive delight… Edgar's adaptation lacks none of the textural depth and emotional resonance of Dickens' original piece of social commentary… entertaining, lively and full of fun." —

"A mix of wit and grit… a Christmas stocking of a show: full of goodies alongside an evergreen message about the importance of empathy." —The Stage

"An inventive version of Dickens’s great seasonal fable… you would have to be quite a Scrooge not to fall for it." —The Times

"This politically charged new version feels both plausibly Victorian and sharply relevant." —Evening Standard

"A magnificent achievement." —Telegraph