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Christmas On Sale

It’s never too early to plan for the festive season, and we’re thrilled to announce two heart-warming productions to bring a joyful glow to audiences this winter with double the thrills for one and all.

Not only will we be staging A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story from Thu 14 Nov 2024 – Sun 5 Jan 2025, but we’re also welcoming back family favourite The Snowman from Thu 9 Jan – Sun 12 Jan.


Priority booking for Gold & Silver Rep Friends and Access Register members

Opens Tue 13 Feb Feb from 12 noon

Priority booking for Bronze Rep Friends

Opens Wed 14 Feb from 12 noon

Public booking

Opens Thu 15 Feb from 12 noon


A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story, Mark Gatiss’ supernatural stage adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ story, will thrill, surprise and astound audiences. This superb re-telling of the classic Christmas tale of redemption comes to us after a sell-out London season last year.

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story artwork. Text reads: Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story. Adapted by Mark Gatiss.' The text is above a candle that has almost burnt out. The candle is illuminating the shadow of the ghost of Marley, a figure with big, metal chains on his arms. The image has a blue hue except for the candle, which burns brightly in the centre.

It premiered at Nottingham Playhouse, directed by Adam Penford, in November last year to rave reviews.

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…

Mark Gatiss, who directed The Rep’s 2023 co-production of The Way Old Friends Do, has once more created an irresistible tale to delight audiences. A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story is a powerful story of life, love, loss and friendship as relevant today as when it was first published 179 years ago.


The snowman is sitting on a motorbike wearing a yellow crash helmet. In a sidecar sits the little boy also wearing a crash helmet and with his hands in the air. they are driving across the stage.

Image from the 2017 production. Image credit Tristram Kenton.

The Rep’s production of The Snowman, based on the book by Raymond Briggs and the film directed by Dianne Jackson and produced by John Coates, has thrilled audiences around the world since first appearing on our main stage in 1993, directed by The Rep’s former artistic director Bill Alexander.

It last visited us in 2022, delighting audiences and critics alike. It’s fantastic news to have it back for 2025.

Sean Foley, Artistic Director at The Rep, added:

In December we have the truly magical A Christmas Carol. Adapted by Mark Gatiss from Dickens’ brilliant masterpiece about the true spirit of Christmas, this production is a supernatural theatrical extravaganza that has thrilled audiences in Nottingham and London with its stagecraft and storytelling.

And we’re just as delighted to welcome The Snowman back home. This fabulous dance led re-telling of the Raymond Briggs classic will enchant children of every age, as the Snowman comes to life and flies to the North Pole. The Rep’s very own stage version of this beloved story has been bringing joy at Christmas for over 30 years.

We are looking forward to welcoming audiences, new and returning, to enjoy the very best of family theatre this Christmas at The Rep.”

The Snowman production image

Image from the 2017 production. Image credit Tristram Kenton.