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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Friday 15 December 2023

6pm and 8pm

St George's Kemptown, Brighton

Tickets: £25 / 19 concessions / 5 children

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

Pip Torrens – known for his leading roles in The Crown, Poldark, Preacher and Star Wars – narrates this most Christmassy of tales. 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 without an interval. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.



Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Pip Torrens


BPO Brass Quintet

Joanna MacGregor

conductor / piano

Richard Williams


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