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The Royal Shakespeare Company A Christmas Carol

Our Year 10 English students were lucky enough to go to the RSC last night to their sell out performance of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens.

A brand new adaptation by David Edgar of the Charles Dickens classic – one of the most loved short stories ever written. In one ghostly Christmas night, cold-hearted businessman Ebenezer Scrooge learns to pity himself and to love his neighbour – but is that enough?

David Edgar is one of our greatest living writers. His rich history with the RSC stretches from Destiny in 1976 through the multi-award-winning adaptation of Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby, to Written on the Heart (2011). Now he returns to Dickens to rediscover the social conscience of this timeless tale.

Rachel Kavanaugh (Alice in Wonderland, 2001; The Merry Wives of Windsor, 2003) directs, fresh from stunning the West End with her award-winning production of Half A Sixpence.

Miss Thompson said, "The play was excellently executed, especially from an English text point of view! The students expressed how seeing the play had really brought the story to life and how they could now appreciate the context of the message Dickens intended. Bravo RSC!"