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An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

A Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh production

Adapted by Tonie Cownie
From the novel by Charles Dickens

“Humbug! You think I have nothing better to do with my money than squander it on that manky halfwit dog!”

Edinburgh folklore tells us that when Charles Dickens was visiting the city on a reading tour, a stroll through a kirkyard brought him to the tombstone of one Ebenezer Scroggie, inspiration struck and A Christmas Carol was born.

Writer and director Tony Cownie (The Venetian Twins, The Belle’s Stratagem) brings this famous festive story back to the city of its birth with a guest appearance from Edinburgh’s best-loved Victorian – Greyfriars Bobby! Join us on the snowy streets of the Old Town for a festive comedy as we revisit this celebrated Christmas tale of a miser redeemed.

Cast and Credits

In alphabetical order 


Writer/ Director Tony Cownie 
Designer Neil Murray 
Lighting Designer Zoe Spurr 
Sound Designer Pippa Murphy 
Associate Director Becky Hope-Palmer 
Movement Director Kally Lloyd-Jones 
Puppet Director Edie Edmundson 
Choir Mistress Louise Martin 
Puppet Maker Simon Auton


Audience reactions

What did audiences in 2019 think of An Edinburgh Christmas Carol?

Dates, Times & Prices

24 November 2022 - 31 December 2022

Gold dates

December: Sat 3, Sat 10, Fri 16, Sat 17, Wed 21, Fri 23, Mon 26, Weds 28, Thu 29, Fri 30

Silver dates
November: Thu 24, Fri 25, Sat 26, 
December: Thu 1, Fri 2, Wed 7, Thu 8, Fri 9, Tue 13, Wed 14, Thu 15 (Relaxed Performance), Wed 21, Thu 22

Gold dates

December: Sun 11, Sun 18, Tue 27

Silver dates
December: Sun 4, 

Gold dates

December: Sat 3, Sat 10, Mon 19, Sat 24, Mon 26, Weds 28, Thu 29, Fri 30, Sat 31

Silver dates
November: Sat 26
December: Fri 23

Gold dates

December: Sun 4, Sun 11, Sun 18, Tue 27

Grand Circle & Stalls

Adults: Gold dates £32, Silver dates £28
Children: Gold dates £20, Silver dates £18

Upper Circle / Side View Stalls & Grand Circle
Adults: Gold dates £22, Silver dates £20
Children: Gold dates £12, Silver dates £10

Grand Circle Boxes
All Grand Circle boxes contain 4 seats
Gold dates £100 / Silver dates £90

Buy four tickets which must include at least one guest under 18 and save!
Gold dates £90 / Silver dates £80
Please note: this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or concessions

Running time: TBC


Sat 3 Dec 2pm

Wed 14 Dec 7pm

Thu 15 Dec 7pm

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Take Part

Would you like the chance to appear on The Lyceum stage this Christmas? 

We are recruiting a community choir made up of Edinburgh residents to sing carols as part of our festive show An Edinburgh Christmas Carol. If you are over 18, in fine singing voice, can commit to up to 2/3 rehearsals a week from October and between 7-10 shows over the festive period then we would love to hear from you.

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