Presented by Wilton's Music Hall

29th November to 4th January . 7.30pm Monday - Saturday; Weekly matinees .
£12.50 - £36 full price, £10 - £32 concessions | Previews 29th November - 5th December (matinee)

Scrooge. As you’ve never seen her before…  

1838, London. Jacob Marley is dead. And so is Ebenezer Scrooge…  

In our story, Ebenezer died young, but his sister Fan married Marley and, as his widow, has now inherited his moneylending business.  

She rapidly becomes notorious as the most monstrous miser ever known, a legendary misanthrope, lonely, and despised by all who cross her path.  

Seven years later, on Christmas Eve, Fan Scrooge will be haunted by three spirits.  

They want her to change. But will she?  

This Christmas, rediscover a classic British fairy tale. Refreshed and relevant for the twenty-first century, this traditional story inspired by the politics of nineteenth-century London comes to life in the true Dickensian atmosphere of the world’s oldest surviving music hall, Wilton’s Music Hall.

Brought to you by the team that gave you the sellout The Box of Delights, expect spellbinding magic, haunting music, and petrifying puppets in this triumphant retelling.

Sally Dexter stars as the first ever female Scrooge on a London stage.

Things are going to be different. Very different...

Our production of Christmas Carol has been written especially for Wilton’s by renowned author Piers Torday and plays for a limited run of 45 performances. Torday’s bestselling series for children, The Last Wild trilogy has been sold all over the world and seen him nominated for the Waterstone’s Children Book Award, win the Guardian’s Children’s Fiction Prize and numerous others; Piers also completed the final novel by his father Paul Torday (Salmon Fishing in Yemen) The Death of an Owl.

Stephanie Street is a writer, director and performer. Her most recent acting credits include James Graham’s Quiz, Chichester Festival Theatre and West End, and critically acclaimed performances at the National Theatre in Behind the Beautiful Foreverand Nightwatchman. 

Sally Dexter as Scrooge
Chisara Agor
Joseph Hardy
Edward Harrison
Brendan Hooper
Ruth Ollman
Yana Penrose

Creative Team
Writer – Piers Torday
Director – Stephanie Street
Designer – Tom Piper
Lighting Designer – Katharine Williams
Composer and Sound Designer – Ed Lewis
Puppetry Designer – Jo Lakin
Movement and Puppetry Movement Director – Emma Brunton
Casting Director – Gabrielle Dawes 
Assistant Director – Josie Lena Davies

Come and join us for food before the show! View our festive menu here and find out more about our food and drink offers here.

Age recommendation: 7+
Running time: approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, including a 20 minute interval
School packages available, including a free teacher ticket for every 10 pupil tickets booked. To book tickets for your school please contact us at info@wiltons.org.uk or call 020 7702 2789.

Photos by Nobby Clark 

They like it

  • A cracking piece of theatre featuring one of the finest performances of the year

    ***** WhatsOnStage

  • Delightfully surprising ... a welcome 21st-century transformation

    ****. The Guardian

  • ****. The Sunday Times

  • Piers Torday’s clever, gender-flipped adaptation of Charles Dickens’ famous festive tale

    ****. Time Out

  • Masterfully directed by Stephanie Street ... this magical and heartwarming adaption of the Dickens classic is not one to be missed this Christmas season

    ***** The Upcoming

  • Modern, relevant, and moving. If you were to choose one festive show to see this year, I would recommend this production ... the stage design was efficient and impressive

    ***** Theatre Weekly

  • Sally Dexter gives an astonishingly powerful performance as Fan Scrooge

    ****. Londonist

  • Torday's imaginative take and Street's vision definitely deserve a spot on the frontline

    ****. Broadway World

  • Each actor excels in multiple roles, ranging from humans to spirits to animals

    ****. TheSpyInTheStalls.com

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