£12.50 - £36 full price, £10 - £32 concessions | Previews 29th November - 5th December (matinee)
Scrooge. As you’ve never seen her before…
1838, London. Jacob Marley is dead. And
so is Ebenezer Scrooge…
In our story, Ebenezer died young,
but his sister Fan married Marley and, as his widow, has now inherited his
She rapidly becomes notorious as the
most monstrous miser ever known, a legendary misanthrope, lonely, and despised
by all who cross her path.
Seven years later, on Christmas Eve, Fan
Scrooge will be haunted by three spirits.
They want her to change. But will she?
This Christmas, rediscover a classic
British fairy tale. Refreshed and relevant for the 21st century, this
traditional story inspired by the politics of nineteenth century London comes
to life in the true Dickensian atmosphere of the world’s oldest surviving music
hall, Wilton’s Music Hall.
Brought to you by the team that gave you
the sellout The Box of Delights,
expect spellbinding magic, haunting music, and petrifying puppets in this triumphant
Sally Dexter stars as the first ever female Scrooge on a London stage.
Things are going to be different. Very different...
Our production of Christmas
Carol has been written especially for Wilton’s by renowned
author Piers Torday and plays for a limited run of 45
performances. Torday’s bestselling series for children, The Last Wild trilogy
has been sold all over the world and seen him nominated for the Waterstone’s
Children Book Award, win the Guardian’s Children’s Fiction Prize and numerous
others; Piers also completed the final novel by his father Paul Torday (Salmon Fishing in Yemen) The Death of an Owl.
Stephanie Street is a writer, director and performer. Her most
recent acting credits include James Graham’s Quiz, Chichester Festival Theatre and West End, and
critically acclaimed performances at the National Theatre in Behind the Beautiful Forevers and Nightwatchman.
Sally Dexter as Scrooge
Writer – Piers Torday
Director – Stephanie Street
Designer – Tom Piper
Lighting Designer – Katharine Williams
Composer and Sound Designer – Ed Lewis
Movement and Puppetry Director – Emma Brunton
Puppetry Designer – Jo Lakin
Casting Director – Gabrielle Dawes
Assistant Director – Josie Lena Davies
Praise for The Box of Delights
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Sunday Times
★★★★ The Financial Times
★★★★ Radio Times
★★★★ The Stage
Age recommendation: 7+
School packages available, including a free teacher ticket for every 10 pupil tickets booked. To book tickets for your school please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7702 2789.
Sally Dexter photo: Nobby Clark