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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Saturday 14 December 2024

6:00pm and 8:00pm

St George's Kemptown

Tickets: £20 / £15 concessions / £2.50 child or teen

Christmas arrives early with two festive performances of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol with acclaimed actor Alistair McGowan and the BPO Brass Quintet.

We’re delighted to welcome back the actor, writer and musician Alistair McGowan to narrate this most Christmassy of tales, after his terrific performance of The Soldier’s Tale last season. Directed by Richard Williams, the much-loved story of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future is for absolutely everyone. Sparkling brass arrangements of Ding Dong Merrily on High, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In, Coventry Carol, O Come O Come Emmanuel – and many more – support this seasonal tale of redemption and good cheer.

After 170 years, A Christmas Carol continues to be relevant: Dickens created a fable that cut through materialism and rekindled the delight and generosity of Yuletide, along with plum pudding, goose, and roasted chestnuts. We’ve created our own Christmas tradition – come and join us!

Each performance in Kemptown’s beautiful Georgian church lasts 70 minutes. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.

‘Alastair McGowan’s vocal virtuosity is extraordinary: razor-sharp in marrying words to music, and split second timing in transforming from narrator to character.’ Reviewsgate

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Alistair McGowan


Joanna MacGregor

conductor / piano

Richard Williams


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