You know the festive period is upon us when A Christmas Carol returns to the stage – and while this year, theatres across the UK look set to stay closed due to COVID-19, The Old Vic has found a way around the social distancing guidelines.
Andrew Lincoln is set to star in a short run of A Christmas Carol, based on the Charles Dickens novella, at the London theatre next month, with performances being live-streamed for audiences to watch from the comfort of their living rooms.
Adapted for the stage by His Dark Materials‘ Jack Thorne, A Christmas Carol will see Lincoln, Lark Rise to Candleford’s John Dagleish, Bridgerton‘s Golda Rosheuvel and other cast members perform the classic Charles Dickens story while viewers watch live via Zoom.
Here’s everything you need to know about buying tickets, how to watch the performance and the cast members starring in A Christmas Carol.
When is A Christmas Carol starring Andrew Lincoln released?
A Christmas Carol, starring Andrew Lincoln as Scrooge, will be streamed live from the 12th until 24th of December via Zoom.
The Old Vic are yet to confirm the show times for each date.
How to watch A Christmas Carol starring Andrew Lincoln?
A Christmas Carol is part of The Old Vic’s In Camera series, which sees various plays performed live from The Old Vic stage to an empty auditorium, which are instead live-streamed to audience watching at home.
Tickets for the livestream – priced between £10 and £65 – go on general sale on The Old Vic website from 10am on Monday 9th November.Those with priority booking can buy tickets from 3rd November.
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You only need to buy one ticket per household, and once your ticket has been booked, the theatre will send you a unique Zoom link to watch the performance on.
A Christmas Carol cast
The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln stars in this production as Scrooge, while Lark Rise to Candleford’s John Dagleish plays Bob Cratchit.
They’re joined by Bridgerton’s Golda Rosheuvel (Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs Fezziwig), Tracy Beaker’s Clive Rowe (Fezziwig), Emma’s Myra McFadyen (Ghost of Christmas Past), 1917’s Michael Rouse (Father/Marley) and Good Omens’ Gloria Obianyo (Belle).
Rounding out the rest of the cast are Tim van Eyken (Nicholas), Sam Lathwood (Ferdy), Maria Omakinway (Mrs Cratchit), Samuel Townsend (Young Ebenezer/George), Rosanna Bates (Jess) and Melissa Allan (Little Fan).