An acclaimed dramatisation of Dickens’ well-loved Christmas story – more faithful to the original than any other published version, and making skilful use of traditional carols to underscore the action.
Karen Louise Hebden’s stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol was first staged at Derby Playhouse in 2003, directed by Stephen Edwards with Ben Roberts as Scrooge, breaking box office records with 98% paid attendance.
Hebden’s version was staged at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, in December 2005, and was revived at Derby Playhouse in 2006.
It has subsequently enjoyed over fifty amateur productions nationally as well as being the inaugural Christmas production at The Rose, Kingston, in December 2008.
‘A show that’s as warming as a glass of mulled wine on a winter’s day. Could there be higher praise than that?’
— Daily Mail
‘Karen Louise Hebden doesn’t just bring Dickens’s story alive, she visualises episodes with clarity and faithfulness to the original’
‘It’s interesting, moving and disturbingly timely to see Dickens’s great cry for humanity treated with such moral and artistic seriousness’
‘The kind of thrilling, uplifting theatre that really lodges in the heart and mind’
— Herald, Scotland