Christopher Eccleston as Scrooge in The Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol – First Look

Last Updated on 25th October 2023

The Old Vic has released the first images of Christopher Eccleston as Scrooge for The Old Vic’s hit production of A Christmas Carol.

Christopher Eccleston
Christopher Eccleston. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

The Old Vic has revealed the first images of Emmy Award-winner Christopher Eccleston (Accused, The Leftovers) as Scrooge for Matthew Warchus’ smash hit production of A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). The production will play at The Old Vic from 11 November – 06 January 2024.


Joining Christopher Eccleston as Ebenezer Scrooge are Jeremy Batt as Swing, Rob Compton as Bob Cratchit, Geraint Downing as Ferdy/George, James Hume as Nicholas, Hana Ichijo as Jess, Jessica Joslin as Mrs Cratchit, Julie Jupp as Ghost of Christmas Past, Gemma Knight Jones as Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs Fezziwig, Andrew Langtree as Father/Marley, Matthew Maddison as Young Ebenezer, Frances McNamee as Belle, Rachel Moran as Dance Captain/Swing, Alastair Parker as Fezziwig, Rose Shalloo as Little Fan and Samuel Townsend as Fred.

This year, the role of Tiny Tim will be played by Casey-Indigo Blackwood-Lashley, Alexander Joseph, Freddie Marshall-Ellis and Freddie Merritt.

The production features Set & Costume by Rob Howell, Composition & Arrangement by Christopher Nightingale, Lighting by Hugh Vanstone, Sound by Simon Baker, Casting by Jessica Ronane CDG, Movement by Lizzi Gee, Musical Direction by Alan Berry, Voice by Charlie Hughes-D’Aeth and Dialect by Penny Dyer. The Associate Director is Josh Seymour and the 2nd Associate Director is Simon Greiff.


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