A timeless tale - in a different time...

Venue:  Rayne Theatre

Tickets:  Tickets from £10

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A Christmas Carol

"You there!" he shouted to a boy on the street. "What day is this?" The boy gave Scrooge a puzzled look. "It's Christmas, sir. Christmas morning!"

Join Chickenshed for a magical and brilliantly uplifting retelling of the unforgettable story of Ebenezer Scrooge, that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner”. Follow his spooky encounters over the course of one incredible night, and his journey ultimately to become the friendly, charitable man who “knew how to keep Christmas well”.

Charles Dickens’ classic story has arguably come to define Christmas in the 175 years since its publication, and there have been numerous memorable versions, both on stage and screen. Chickenshed has updated, renewed and refreshed this amazing and heart-warming tale for 2018 in an entirely brand new musical version, set in 1930s Britain.

With a cast of over 200 people on stage for each performance, original music, stunning sets and incredible design, we guarantee an absolutely unforgettable festive theatre experience for young and old!


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Take a look at A Christmas Carol in rehearsal...


Reviews for Chickenshed's 2017 'Rapunzel'

'Chickenshed’s Rapunzel is an utter joy. Ambitious and energetic; a visual and musical beauty, with a strong take home message to celebrate the power of your imagination. I left with a warm glow in my heart and a lasting tingle down my spine. This production is a must-see.' **** The Spy in the Stalls

'...a fine, fun showcase for its large ensemble...' *** The Stage

'I doubt that I shall see a more uplifting, spirited, ambitious and successful show this Christmas.' Sardines Magazine

'Everyone and everything in it meet the standards of West End Theatre. I believe the West End could learn a lot from Chickenshed Theatre by seeing this musical.' View From the Cheap Seats

'This was truly theatrical signing at its best – it put a smile on my face.' *** London Theatre 1

'I would definitely recommend it as a family treat this Christmas.' London with a Toddler


Ticket Information

Previews (21 - 24 Nov) - All tickets £10
Standard - Stalls £20 (£15 concs) | Gallery £14
Peak - Stalls: £22.50 (£17.50 concs) | Gallery £15
Schools performances - Previews: All seats £10 | Standard: All seats £11.50 Download booking form
See a full list of A Christmas Carol School Performances

Access tickets: Signing, Captioned, Audio Described tickets, and tickets for wheelchair users, will be charged at a reduced rate (usually equivalent to the gallery rate for that performance). Please contact the Box Office for more details.

Running time: 2hrs including interval
Ages: 5+

Fantastic for Families


Rota Groups

Our incredible cast of 800 performers is split over 4 different rota groups - Yellow, Blue, Red and Green. If you are looking to see a particular performer, please click here to choose the correct show date and time!


Access Performances

All performances have British Sign Language Integration. For further information on the best seating for viewing the integrated Sign Language please contact us at [email protected].
Captioned (c) Thu 6 Dec 12pm (Schools), Fri 7 Dec 7pm, Sat 8 Dec 3pm, Wed 19 Dec 7pm,
Thu 20 Dec 7pm
Audio Described (AD) Fri 7 Dec 12pm (Schools), Sun 16 Dec 1.30pm, Fri 21 Dec 7pm,
Sun 23 Dec 5.30pm

Touch tours can be offered on all performances.

Access resources: We can also provide large print synopsis, braille synopsis and standard size print synopsis. If you are interested in any of these resources please email [email protected].

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