A Christmas Carol (2022)

  • A Rose Original Production
  • 2 December 2022 - 2 January 2023



By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
Music by Eamonn O’Dwyer
Directed by Rosie Jones

Enjoy some festive magic with a dose of time travel as the beloved Rose Christmas show returns. From Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, writer of the Olivier Award-winning Emilia, comes a brand-new retelling of Charles Dickens’ timeless classic.  

It’s a cold Christmas Eve on the snowy streets of Victorian London, and preparations for another meagre Christmas are well underway - but not for Ebenezer Scrooge. The cruellest, wealthiest woman in town; Scrooge hates charity, she hates carol singers, and most of all… she hates Christmas. Bah, humbug!

Join the children of the town and Charles Dickens, as they take Scrooge on a time-bending, enchanting journey of self-discovery to confront her past, present and future. Can Scrooge open her heart to undo years of misdeeds before it’s too late?

With all new songs by Eamonn O’Dwyer (Beauty and the Beast) and directed by Rosie Jones (Hansel & Gretel), step into this heart-warming tale of generosity and forgiveness, and experience the spirit of Christmas with the whole family.

This Rose Original Production features a wealth of local talent from the Rose Youth Theatre performing alongside a professional cast.


★★★★★ 'One of this years best festive offerings' - The Stage

★★★★★ 'A powerful piece of theatre combined with plenty of feel-good-festive-factor to make it a Christmas must-see' - Time & Leisure

★★★★ 'It is astonishing that there are just five professional actors amid an ensemble of 40 Rose Youth Theatre members' - The Guardian

'Fun and family-friendly festive fare' - Broadway World

'A truly spectacular pick-me-up' - The Good Life




Event details

Running time: Approx. 1hr 50mins, incl. interval
Age guidance: 5+, younger ages welcome at parental discretion

Audio described performance: Saturday 17 December, 11:30am
Touch tour at 10:45am, please arrive at 10:30am
BSL Interpreted performance: Tuesday 27 December, 11:30am
Relaxed performance: Thursday 29 December, 11:30am

Press night: Thursday 8 December. 7:30pm
Friends night: Friday 16 December, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Rose Cafe
Hosted by Russell-Cooke