‘Marley was dead: to begin with…’
One ghostly Christmas night, cold-hearted businessman Ebenezer Scrooge gets the fright of his life, discovers the truth about himself, and learns to love his neighbour.
This adaptation by David Edgar of the Charles Dickens classic – one of the best-loved stories ever written – rediscovers the social conscience of the timeless tale. It was premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon for Christmas 2017.
David Edgar’s work for the RSC includes Destiny, Maydays, Pentecost, The Prisoner’s Dilemma and Written on the Heart, and his hugely successful adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby. His other plays include Albert Speer, Playing with Fire and If Only, adaptations of Julian Barnes’ Arthur & George and Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and a translation of Ibsen’s
The Master Builder.
‘Not for many years has London’s theatre seen anything so richly joyous… we come out not merely delighted but strengthened, not just entertained but uplifted, not only affected but changed’ Bernard Levin in The Times on David Edgar’s adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby