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Must End 18 January 2020


In Jack Thorne’s superb retelling of this timeless Christmas fable, Dickens’s dream-like story is transformed into a theatrical experience in which inclusivity and community are centre stage, and the barriers between stage and audience are re-imagined for the 21st Century in a re-configured Gate auditorium.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Selina Cartmell has caught the Dickensian spirit of the novel spectacularly in her imaginative direction of this sparkling and utterly charming production.”
Irish Mail on Sunday

★ ★ ★ ★
“Just go: it’s the best thing you’ll see this Christmas.”
Irish Examiner

★ ★ ★ ★
“Only a Scrooge wouldn’t enjoy it”
Irish Times

“a Christmas production to be missed at your peril”
Sunday Independent

★ ★ ★ ★
“a moment of theatre magic to treasure”

★ ★ ★ ★
“A cracker of a classic”
Sunday Times

“a production that would warm the coldest of hearts”

Cast Includes Steve Blount, Simone Collins, Muiris Crowley, Caitriona Ennis, Fionnula Flanagan, Fionn Foley, Kate Gilmore, Niamh McCann, Rachel O’Byrne, Hugh O’Conor, Simon O’Gorman, Kevin C. Olohan, Camille O’Sullivan, and Owen Roe.

  • Director
    Selina Cartmell
  • Set & Lighting Designer
    Ciaran Bagnall
  • Costume Designer
    Katie Davenport
  • Sound Designer
    Denis Clohessy
  • Choreographer
    David Bolger
  • Musical Supervisor
    Cathal Synnott
  • Associate Director
    Marc Atkinson

Dates & Tickets

We ask that patrons with accessibility requirements please book directly through our Box Office on 01 874 4045.

Previews from: Friday 15 November 2019
Opening Night: Thursday 21 November 2019
Matinees: Selected Saturdays and Wednesdays – 2.30pm
Evenings: Mondays to Saturdays – 7.30pm

Running Time: 2 hours and 5 minutes (incl. interval)

Age Guidance: A Christmas Carol is recommended for audiences aged 8+. Read about the Gate Theatre’s Age Policy here.

Please be advised that this production uses a haze machine.

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