the egg

A Christmas Carol

  • 29 - 30 March
A Christmas Carol

Event Information

Sunday: 11:30am & 3pm
Monday: 1pm & 7:30pm

Showing from Sun 29 — Tue 31 Mar

This adaptation brings Dickens’ atmospheric Ghost Story of Christmas to life through the company’s characteristic cocktail of textual accuracy, fun, lively action, music and audience participation in order to educate, involve and inspire.  As the actors bring to life Scrooge, squeezing, wrenching, grasping, hard and sharp as flint, the audience will join him on the journey that he is forced to make through his past present and future until laughter and goodness replace the ice in his heart.

“The best aspects were the interaction with the students, the creative interpretation, the contemporary references and the sound effects and music. It really helped the students’ understanding of the story through the enthusiasm and enjoyment of the drama. It also introduced them to the potential for re-telling stories and updating them. The references to Dickens and othe in-jokes were appreciated by staff. Thank you!” 

– Kettering Buccleuch Academy Year 10

“I liked how the whole cast multi-roled and performed contrasting characters. I liked the transitions into each scene. I loved how it had the basis of an old book but had mentions of things in the modern day world which the audience could relate to.

Funny, interactive, well put together, in character. You got everyone doing something and it was fun to watch and was very accurate, amazing and interesting.”

– Teacher, King Ethelbert School

Sunday: 11:30am & 3pm
Monday: 1pm & 7:30pm

Adults: £9

Children: £8

Schools: £7.50

If you have an access requirement join our access register today and you will receive a concession off ALL tickets at the egg. Call 01225 823409 or email egg.reception@theatreroyal.org.uk for more information.

A booking fee of 50p per ticket applies

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
  • Lap seats are available at £1.50 (including booking fee) for infants aged 0 – 6 months;  all patrons including infants must have a valid ticket. 
  • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.

Presented by Box Clever.

  • the egg box office open 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday (Sunday if there is a performance)
  • All plays are performed in English and take place in the egg auditorium unless otherwise stated.
  • Nearby parking space for Blue Badge Holders
  • Level access into building
  • Lift to all levels
  • Adapted toilets
  • Sennheiser Infra-Red Audio System in auditorium
  • Hearing & Guide Dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair spaces in the Stalls only (Accompanying persons pay discounted price)
  • Breast Feeding Friendly

Under 12s are not admitted to the egg theatre auditorium unsupervised.

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

Relaxed Performances – Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here