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This winter, Chapterhouse Theatre Company continues its festive tradition of touring Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to theatres, castles, and cathedrals across the UK. Especially adapted for the stage by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this show is the perfect festive treat for all ages as the evening start to draw in.

On Christmas Eve, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is whisked away on a journey through the past and into the future, accompanied by three ghosts determined to show him the true meaning of Christmas. But will Scrooge’s cold heart thaw in time for Christmas Day...?

A Christmas Carol is brought to life in a traditional production, complete with beautiful period costumes, song, dance, and a generous helping of Christmas spirit.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company first toured A Christmas Carol in 2010 and 2011. In 2016, the show was revived and reimagined, and performed to sell-out audiences across the UK, including three exclusive performances at The British Museum. In 2019, A Christmas Carol is returning once more to provide the perfect antidote to the chaos of the Christmas rush.

“Christmas is the most magical time of the year, so I am thrilled that we get to join our audiences in celebrating the season; hopefully people will go away with a warm, wintery glow.”

Richard Main, Artistic Director

“A Christmas Carol is special to a lot of people in the way it captures the true heart of Christmas: the spirit of forgiveness, generosity and love. I hope this adaptation reflects everything that the story has come to mean to me and so many others.”

Laura Turner, Writer


Tickets are on sale now, and available from

Palace Theatre Newark, Saturday 16th November

The Masque Theatre, Kettering, Sunday 17th November

Gloucester Cathedral, Tuesday 19th November & Sunday 24th November

Buxton Opera House, Thursday 21st November & Friday 22nd November

Middlesbrough Theatre, Tuesday 26th November (evening) & Wednesday 27th November (matinee + evening)

Sheffield Cathedral, Thursday 28th November

Scarborough Market Hall, Friday 29th November & Saturday 30th November

Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe, Sunday 1st December

Wells Cathedral, Tuesday 3rd December

Exmouth Pavilion, Wednesday 4th December

The Atkinson, Southport, Saturday 7th December (matinee + evening)

Milestones Museum, Tuesday 10th December (evening) & Wednesday 11th December (matinee + evening)

Ely Cathedral, Friday 13th December

The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham, Saturday 14th December

The County Assembly Rooms, Lincoln, Monday 16th - Wednesday 18th December

Stirling Castle, Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd December

Featured artists

Angela Thompson

Angela Thompson

Paula Sharples

Paula Sharples

Richard Bett

Richard Bett


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