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Teach A Christmas Carol

You and your students can access a range of resources on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • Bring the text to life with critically acclaimed productions.
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  • Give context to students’ learning with unique insights.

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A Christmas Carol   |   Production   |   Charles Dickens

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About the productions 

Charles Dickens' beloved tale sees Ebenezer Scrooge transform from a miserly money-lender into the living embodiment of the festive spirit as he embarks upon an eye-opening journey on Christmas Eve.

Compare and contrast two magical productions of A Christmas Carol on Digital Theatre+, from the Bristol Old Vic and Canada's Theatre Calgary.

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  • 1Video resource

Discover video and written resources to help you teach A Christmas Carol, including a ready-to-go education pack full of exclusive behind-the-scenes insights, plus a detailed lesson plan of practical exercises to engage your class.

Top resource picks

Explore a selection of engaging resources to help you teach A Christmas Carol. 

Bristol Old Vic Production

Captured live at the Bristol Old Vic in 2020, director Lee Lyford brings together puppetry, music and magic in this imaginative stage adaptation from the writer of War Horse and The Grinning Man.

Theatre Calgary Production

With three actors portraying over 27 roles, the magic of theatre storytelling was captured live at Theatre Calgary in 2019. This acclaimed production shines a light on the power of Dickens’ timeless tale told through the eyes of theatre, and the lens of film.

Education Pack

Extend your students' learning with this engaging Education Pack, which adds context to the text and author, and provides exclusive insights into the Bristol Old Vic production from the director, designer and composer.

Workshop Plan

Get started teaching A Christmas Carol with this detailed lesson plan, incorporating practical activities from warm-up to set design. You'll also get excerpts of key scenes and scripts for in-class discussion or performance.

Richard Armitage on Ebenezer Scrooge

Join Richard Armitage as he uncovers the character of Ebenezer Scrooge, discussing the importance of objectivity and connections with characters.

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