A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
adapted by Peter DeLaurier

Productions (45)
  • Holiday Drama
  • 110 - 130 minutes
  • 6 f, 10 m (12-60 actors possible: 4-30 f, 8-30 m)
  • Set: Flexible set with strong feel of Victorian London.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-549-0

A Christmas Carol
adapted by Peter DeLaurier

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Productions (45)
  • Holiday Drama
  • 110 - 130 minutes
  • 6 f, 10 m (12-60 actors possible: 4-30 f, 8-30 m)
  • Set: Flexible set with strong feel of Victorian London.

Faithful to Dickens' beautiful language, this flexible adaptation of the beloved Christmas classic tells the heartwarming story of miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge. Mr. Scrooge is always cold-hearted, and Christmas is no exception -- that is, until the ghost of his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley, comes to warn him about the consequences of living a life of greed and materialism. Over the next three nights, Scrooge is visited by three other spirits who try to convince him that his selfishness will be his downfall. Is this enough to make the selfish old miser change his ways?

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Faithful to Dickens' beautiful language, this flexible adaptation of the beloved Christmas classic tells the heartwarming story of miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge. Mr. Scrooge is always cold-hearted, and Christmas is no exception -- that is, until the ghost of his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley, comes to warn him about the consequences of living a life of greed and materialism. Over the next three nights, Scrooge is visited by three other spirits who try to convince him that his selfishness will be his downfall. Is this enough to make the selfish old miser change his ways?

  • Holiday Drama
  • 110 - 130 minutes
  • 6 f, 10 m (12-60 actors possible: 4-30 f, 8-30 m)
  • Set: Flexible set with strong feel of Victorian London.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-549-0

Published Reviews

"This version is true enough to the classic, real enough for today, and done with enough care and sensitivity to bring even the most dour of holiday sufferers into the right mood."

John Addyman, The Village News (Oxford, PA)

"DeLaurier brings a modern sensibility to the tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge's redemption that also harkens back to Dickens' concern for the poor of London. He maintains the charm of the story without stooping to the sentimental or whitewashing the desperate conditions on the streets."

Mark Cofta, Main Line Times

"...will both prick your conscience and send you out smiling -- just as Charles Dickens intended."

John Chambless, Daily Local News

"...this Christmas Carol does Dickens proud."

George Hatza, Reading Eagle

"...very Dickensian -- lots of language and lots of dark shadows, emotionally as well as visually, creating a world where happy endings have to be earned by suffering, where people are capable of courage and nobility."

Toby Zinman, City Paper (Philadelphia)

"Peter DeLaurier's realistic adaptation of the Christmas classic...not only brings Marley back to life...but gives life to all the other characters, in true Dickensian fashion."

Ford Oglesby, The Evening Phoenix

"...captures the essence of the Dickens story of spiritual redemption."

Bill Hayden, The News Journal

"Peter DeLaurier has succeeded in letting the richness of Dickens' characters, including Tiny Tim and Scrooge's ghostly visitors, teach the true meaning of Christmas."

Helen and John Blaker, Juniata News (Philadelphia)

"...sure to be a favorite."

Dyane Genovese, Tri County Record

"...so enchanting it puts you in tune with the holiday season."

Maryellen Jaskuta, Suburban Advertiser (Wayne, PA)

Production History

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Location
DEC 08, 2017 - DEC 09, 2017
Holy Family Drama Club
Milford, OH United States
Holy Family Drama Club Milford, OH United States
DEC 08, 2017 - DEC 10, 2017
St. Rita Of Cascia High School
Chicago, IL United States
St. Rita Of Cascia High School Chicago, IL United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 02, 2017
Annapolis Christian Academy
Corpus Christi, TX United States
Annapolis Christian Academy Corpus Christi, TX United States
NOV 24, 2017 - DEC 09, 2017
Colonial Playhouse
Aldan, PA United States
Colonial Playhouse Aldan, PA United States
NOV 24, 2017 - DEC 03, 2017
Amil Tellers Of Dramatics, Inc.
Lima, OH United States
Amil Tellers Of Dramatics, Inc. Lima, OH United States
DEC 10, 2016 - DEC 12, 2016
Bucks County Community College- Student Life
Newtown, PA United States
Bucks County Community College- Student Life Newtown, PA United States
DEC 02, 2016 - DEC 03, 2016
Cairo High School
Cairo, GA United States
Cairo High School Cairo, GA United States
DEC 11, 2015 - DEC 12, 2015
Cairo High School
Cairo, GA United States
Cairo High School Cairo, GA United States
DEC 04, 2015 - DEC 06, 2015
Pleasant Valley High School
Brodheadsville, PA United States
Pleasant Valley High School Brodheadsville, PA United States
NOV 05, 2015 - NOV 06, 2015
Conestoga Christian School
Morgantown, PA United States
Conestoga Christian School Morgantown, PA United States
DEC 05, 2014 - DEC 07, 2014
Annapolis High School Drama Company
Annapolis, MD United States
Annapolis High School Drama Company Annapolis, MD United States
DEC 04, 2014 - DEC 13, 2014
Brown Corners United Brethren Church
Clare, MI United States
Brown Corners United Brethren Church Clare, MI United States
MAY 16, 2014 - MAY 16, 2014
Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School
South Paris, ME United States
Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School South Paris, ME United States
DEC 06, 2013 - DEC 15, 2013
Oswego Players, Inc
Oswego, NY United States
Oswego Players, Inc Oswego, NY United States
DEC 06, 2013 - DEC 15, 2013
Generations Family Center
Lansdale, PA United States
Generations Family Center Lansdale, PA United States
DEC 06, 2013 - DEC 08, 2013
Macon County High Auditorium
lafayette, TN United States
Macon County High Auditorium lafayette, TN United States
DEC 06, 2013 - DEC 15, 2013
Little Theatre Of New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna Beach, FL United States
Little Theatre Of New Smyrna Beach New Smyrna Beach, FL United States
NOV 21, 2013 - NOV 24, 2013
Greenwood Little Theatre
Greenwood, MS United States
Greenwood Little Theatre Greenwood, MS United States
NOV 30, 2012 - DEC 09, 2012
Pocket Community Theatre
Hot Springs, AR United States
Pocket Community Theatre Hot Springs, AR United States
NOV 29, 2012 - DEC 04, 2012
Siegel High School
Murfreesboro, TN United States
Siegel High School Murfreesboro, TN United States
NOV 15, 2012 - NOV 17, 2012
Oley Valley High School
Oley, PA United States
Oley Valley High School Oley, PA United States
NOV 01, 2012 - NOV 03, 2012
Columbine High School
Littleton, CO United States
Columbine High School Littleton, CO United States
DEC 07, 2011 - DEC 09, 2011
Page Playmakers, Walter Hines Page High School
Greensboro, NC United States
Page Playmakers, Walter Hines Page High School Greensboro, NC United States
DEC 01, 2011 - DEC 02, 2011
Cresset Christian Academy
Durham, NC United States
Cresset Christian Academy Durham, NC United States
NOV 25, 2011 - DEC 30, 2011
Citadel Theatre Company
Lake Forest, IL United States
Citadel Theatre Company Lake Forest, IL United States
NOV 19, 2011 - NOV 20, 2011
Fairfield High School Drama Club
Fairfield, TX United States
Fairfield High School Drama Club Fairfield, TX United States
NOV 18, 2011 - NOV 20, 2011
Sullivan South High School
Kingsport, TN United States
Sullivan South High School Kingsport, TN United States
NOV 16, 2011 - NOV 19, 2011
Chartiers Valley High School Drama
Bridgeville, PA United States
Chartiers Valley High School Drama Bridgeville, PA United States
NOV 11, 2011 - NOV 20, 2011
Lee's Summit West Theatre
Lee's Summit, MO United States
Lee's Summit West Theatre Lee's Summit, MO United States
DEC 09, 2010 - DEC 09, 2010
Fundy High School
St. George, NB Canada
Fundy High School St. George, NB Canada
DEC 09, 2010 - DEC 11, 2010
Davidson Day School Theatre
Davidson, NC United States
Davidson Day School Theatre Davidson, NC United States
NOV 19, 2010 - NOV 20, 2010
Jordan-Elbridge Drama Club
Jordan, NY United States
Jordan-Elbridge Drama Club Jordan, NY United States
NOV 19, 2010 - NOV 21, 2010
Lapeer High School Drama Club
Lapeer, MI United States
Lapeer High School Drama Club Lapeer, MI United States
NOV 12, 2010 - NOV 21, 2010
South Kitsap High School
Port Orchard, WA United States
South Kitsap High School Port Orchard, WA United States
DEC 03, 2009 - DEC 06, 2009
Burnet Middle School Theatre
Burnet, TX United States
Burnet Middle School Theatre Burnet, TX United States
JAN 01, 2007 - JAN 31, 2007
South Bend Civic Theatre
Southbend, IN United States
South Bend Civic Theatre Southbend, IN United States
JAN 01, 1992 - DEC 31, 1992
People's Light & Theatre
Malvern, PA United States
People's Light & Theatre Malvern, PA United States
JAN 01, 1991 - DEC 31, 1991
Peoples Light & Theatre
Malvern, PA United States
Peoples Light & Theatre Malvern, PA United States
DEC 01, 1988 - DEC 31, 1988
Portsmouth High School
Portsmouth, NH United States
Portsmouth High School Portsmouth, NH United States
DEC 01, 1987 - DEC 31, 1987
Greenwood Little Theatre
Greenwood, MS United States
Greenwood Little Theatre Greenwood, MS United States
JAN 01, 1985 - DEC 31, 1985
New Stage Theatre
Jackson, MS United States
New Stage Theatre Jackson, MS United States
JAN 01, 1984 - DEC 31, 1984
New Stage Theatre
Jackson, MS United States
New Stage Theatre Jackson, MS United States
JAN 01, 1984 - DEC 31, 1984
Theatre By the Sea
Portsmouth, NH United States
Theatre By the Sea Portsmouth, NH United States
JAN 01, 1981 - DEC 31, 1981
Delaware Theatre Company
Wilmington, DE United States
Delaware Theatre Company Wilmington, DE United States
JAN 01, 1980 - DEC 31, 1980
Delaware Theatre Company
Wilmington, DE United States
Delaware Theatre Company Wilmington, DE United States
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Production Group
Location
DEC 08, 2017 - DEC 09, 2017
Holy Family Drama Club
Milford, OH United States
Holy Family Drama Club Milford, OH United States
DEC 08, 2017 - DEC 10, 2017
St. Rita Of Cascia High School
Chicago, IL United States
St. Rita Of Cascia High School Chicago, IL United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 02, 2017
Annapolis Christian Academy
Corpus Christi, TX United States
Annapolis Christian Academy Corpus Christi, TX United States
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Production Group
Location
NOV 25, 2011 - DEC 30, 2011
Citadel Theatre Company
Lake Forest, IL United States
Citadel Theatre Company Lake Forest, IL United States
JAN 01, 1992 - DEC 31, 1992
People's Light & Theatre
Malvern, PA United States
People's Light & Theatre Malvern, PA United States
JAN 01, 1991 - DEC 31, 1991
Peoples Light & Theatre
Malvern, PA United States
Peoples Light & Theatre Malvern, PA United States
DEC 01, 1987 - DEC 31, 1987
Greenwood Little Theatre
Greenwood, MS United States
Greenwood Little Theatre Greenwood, MS United States
JAN 01, 1985 - DEC 31, 1985
New Stage Theatre
Jackson, MS United States
New Stage Theatre Jackson, MS United States
JAN 01, 1984 - DEC 31, 1984
New Stage Theatre
Jackson, MS United States
New Stage Theatre Jackson, MS United States
JAN 01, 1984 - DEC 31, 1984
Theatre By the Sea
Portsmouth, NH United States
Theatre By the Sea Portsmouth, NH United States
JAN 01, 1981 - DEC 31, 1981
Delaware Theatre Company
Wilmington, DE United States
Delaware Theatre Company Wilmington, DE United States
JAN 01, 1980 - DEC 31, 1980
Delaware Theatre Company
Wilmington, DE United States
Delaware Theatre Company Wilmington, DE United States