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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. " —Whatsonstage. com

"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