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Guthrie Theater, 818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

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A Christmas Carol

Closed December 30, 2017

Celebrate this Christmas with Charles Dickens' classic morality fairytale...

Why See A Christmas Carol?


Penny pinching and bad tempered old miser Ebenezer Scrooge goes on the adventure of his life, from his past to his present and beyond and learns that the value of gold will never equal that of genuine love for his fellow men. The classic holiday tale returns to The Guthrie for the 43rd year with it's beloved characters and message of compassion, love and kindness and of course, Christmas spirit!

Ever since Charles Dickens first penned A Christmas Carol in 1843, it has seen myriad stage adaptations and the popularity of this tale of redemption and second chances has seemingly never waned. From stage to screen, opera to one man show, it is one of the most influential Christmas shows and a traditional holiday outing that defines the joy of the Yuletide period for most of us. Don't miss this wonderful adaptation from Crispin Whittell, with direction from Lauren Keating.


Ebenezer Scrooge doesn't see the point of letting his employees have a day off for Christmas, not even kind Bob Cratchit, whose son Tiny Tim is very sick. Eventually, he is convinced and retires to his room to pass Christmas Eve as he usually does, alone. But this Christmas is different. He has a visitor for a change, the wretched soul of his former business partner Jacob Marley. Doomed to wander the earth for eternity for his sins in life, Marley warns Scrooge of three impeding visitations.

In a flurry of fear he meets the gentle Ghost of Christmas Past, the jolly Ghost of Christmas Present and the terrifying Ghost of Christmas to Come, all of whom want to teach him a lesson...

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Opening night: 14 November 2017


Suitable for ages 8+ Please note that children under 5 will not be admitted

Cast and Creative


J. C. Cutler as Ebenezer Scrooge


Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Crispin Whittell
Directed by Joe Dowling

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3 reviews, average rating: (3.3 Stars)

3.5 star rating

Shay: “A Simple Tale, Well Told as Always”

My teenage granddaughter and I had a lovely time at the familiar yet fresh... more

Anonymous: “ Good, but not Great like years past”

I still recommend going to see A Christmas Carol in 2017, but it is not... more

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