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By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Danielle Pearson

Thu 03 Dec 2020 - Sat 19 Dec 2020

It's Christmas Eve, and whilst London is alive with festive cheer and seasonal goodwill, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge grows meaner by the minute. A heartless money lender, who cares more about counting his coins than for his fellow man, Scrooge despises Christmas and everything to do with it. But will a timely visit from the haunting ghosts of Christmas past, present and future change his wicked ways before it’s too late?

Two actor-musicians introduce us to Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of extraordinary characters as you have never seen them before in a festive retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Christmas Carol is the best to listen if you have some chocolate from Christmas sale.

£23 and £20 from 3 - 17 December
£25 and £23 from 19 December - 3 January

Age guidance 5+
We are unable to admit under 4s or babes in arms into the auditorium.

BSL integrated performance: Saturday 19 December at 2.30pm 
Relaxed performance: Saturday 12 December at 2.30pm
Audio Described performance: Saturday 2 January at 1.30pm

Running Time
Act One: 50 minutes
Interval: 20 minutes
Act Two: 25 minutes

There will be haze and flashing lights during the performance.

Why not enjoy a bite to eat at The Watermill Theatre?

We offer a set menu before our matinee and evening performances. A choice of main meals will be available at £10.00 and a choice of Desserts at £6.00.

Special Christmas Tea available on Sundays for £12.50 and a Children's A Christmas Carol Themed Tea for £6.95 and a children's set menu for £3.50 for all performances.

Dining options must be booked in advance when purchasing your ticket(s). Please contact our box office on 01635 46044 to make your restaurant reservation. Find out more here

Keeping you safe at The Watermill 

A Christmas Carol is part of The Watermill Theatre's autumn 2020 reopening season featuring shows with smaller cast sizes, reduced capacity inside the auditorium and socially distanced seating to enable you to get back to watching the very best live theatre.

Audience members are required to wear face coverings (unless medically exempt or children under 11) when moving around the Watermill site, including in the bar and restaurant and at all times in the auditorium. Face coverings do not need to be worn when eating or drinking.

When you arrive at the theatre a member of the box office team will take your temperature. We recommend arriving 20 minutes before the performance starts to allow time for this. 

For more information about your visit and the steps we have taken to reopen the theatre safely, please click here


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Adapted by Danielle Pearson
Directed by Georgie Staight
Designed by Isobel Nicolson
Lighting designed by Harry Armytage
Sound designed by Tom Marshall
Show Musical Directors Pete Ashmore & Tilly-Mae Millbrook
Costume designed by Emily Barratt
Wardrobe Assistant Jamie Kubisch-Wiles

Pete Ashmore


Previous theatre credits include: A Christmas Carol (Keswick); Venice Preserved, The Provoked Wife (RSC); The Lovely Bones, Treasure Island (Birmingham Rep); The Dog Beneath the Skin (Jermyn Street Theatre); Arms and the Man, The Canterbury Tales, Aladdin (Watford Palace Theatre); Private Lives, A View from the Bridge, The Winter’s Tale, Under Milk Wood, David Copperfield, Beauty and the Beast (Mercury Theatre); The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Arabian Nights (Sherman Cymru);The Emperor’s New Clothes, House and Garden (Harrogate Theatre); The Itinerant Music Hall (Lyric Hammersmith); Mansfield Park (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds & No. 1 tour); Manchester Sound: The Massacre, Grimm Tales (Library Theatre); The Jungle Book (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); Macbeth (National Theatre); Vernon God Little, The Ruffian on the Stair, The Queen of Spades, The Lady Aoi, La Musica, Venice Preserved, Nothing (the Citizens Theatre & E59E59); Public Property (Hampstead Theatre); Tom’s Midnight Garden, Jemima Puddle-Duck (Unicorn Theatre); Cutlery Wars (Soho Theatre); One Snowy Night (Chichester Minerva Theatre).

Television includes: Silent Witness, Holby City and The Bill

Tilly-Mae Millbrook


Tilly-Mae trained at Rose Bruford College and graduated in 2017 (Lilian Baylis Award Winner)

Other training includes: Drama Centre London and The National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT).

Previous Watermill credits include: A Little Night Music (2017).

Previous theatre credits include: Little Red Riding Hood (Hiccup Theatre/Derby Theatre); Hansel and Gretel (Derby Theatre); The Crucible, Blonde Bombshells of 1943, Summer Holiday and Blithe Spirit (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Midnight (Union Theatre, Southwark); Baba Yaga: Frying Pan Alley (Little Angel Theatre); The Sonnet Walks (Guildford Shakespeare Company); The Secret Seven (Storyhouse, Chester); Spring Awakening (Curve, Leicester); NYMT 40th Celebration Gala (The Adelphi); Arabian Nights (Story Pocket Theatre). 

Whilst training credits include: Mean Girl in Constance and Sinestra (Action To The Word), Polina in The Seagull, Caroline in Island Song and The Singer in Caucasian Chalk Circle (Rose Bruford College).