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A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story

Mark Gatiss‘s acclaimed retelling of Dickens’ winter ghost story visits The Rep this Christmas.

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…

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: A Ghost Story.

Irresistibly theatrical! Mark Gatiss’s fabulous take on Dickens.”
Daily Telegraph

In the hands of Gatiss, Dickens’ festive tale banishes all thoughts of ‘bah, humbug’.”
Evening Standard

A spooky twist on the Dickens classic.”

Birmingham Rep presents

A Nottingham Playhouse Production in association with Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Eilene Davidson Productions

Based on the book by

Charles Dickens

Adapted by

Mark Gatiss

Directed by

Adam Penford


From £24.50

Age guidance

12+ Please note this production is highly sensory with flashing lights and jump-scares.

Please note, no under 5s will be admitted to the auditorium.

Access performances

Audio Described: Sat 30 Nov at 2.30pm, Thu 19 Dec at 7pm and Sat 4 Jan at 2.30pm (described by Julia Grundy and Carolyn Smith)

A Free Touch Tour is available to book before the Audio Described performances. 

BSL Interpreted: Fri 22 Nov at 1.30pm, Fri 22 Nov at 7pm, Thu 28 Nov at 10.15am, Sun 15 Dec at 2.30pm

Captioned: All performances are captioned. (captioned by Stef Bell)

Relaxed: Sun 1 Dec at 2.30pm and Fri 6 Dec at 7pm

Running time

2 hours 20 minutes including interval

Fees and charges


The House


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