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London Musical Theatre Orchestra presents A Christmas Carol

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4.7/5 - based on 37 reviews
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About London Musical Theatre Orchestra presents A Christmas Carol

Performance Times
Mon - - -
Tue - - 19:00
Wed - - 19:00
Thu - 15:00 19:00
Fri - - 19:00
Sat 11:00 15:00 19:00
Sun 12:00 16:00 -

London Musical Theatre Orchestra presents A Christmas Carol description

Taken on a magical and transformational journey by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future the cold-hearted miser, Scrooge becomes a changed man overnight. 

A new staging with the orchestra and chorus of the English national Opera and the London Musical Theatre Orchestra brings this fabulous re-telling of Charles Dickens’ heart-warming tale of redemption and the true spirit of Christmas to the London Coliseum stage. 

This production has an extraordinary Broadway team behind it. The music is by four-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas), original choreography from five-time Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, Crazy For You), with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical) and book by Mike Ockrent (Crazy For You, Me and My Girl). 

London Musical Theatre Orchestra presents A Christmas Carol reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 37 reviews

What to expect:


Recommended for:

Anyone (73%)
Families (86%)
Teenagers (78%)
Couples (81%)
Theatregoers (86%)
Latest customer reviews
A Christmas Carol with a difference!

This show was an excellent alternative from the brilliant story that is " A Christmas Carol". If you enjoy orchestral music then you should not miss this show.

Reviewed on 11 December 2018 by , Greenford, United Kingdom

Excellent show with a good cast

After a problem with the show being at a different theater to the one advertised, very quickly resolved by London Box office, we enjoyed the show. The lighting and atmosphere was wonderful and the cast presented the show in a joyful style. Could not ask for more and would highly recommend.

Reviewed on 07 December 2018 by , Gillingham, United Kingdom

Really cleverly done - the puppets and flying were amazing!

Reviewed on 31 January 2016 by , Southampton, United Kingdom


Went for my mums birthday with my Nan, suitable and funny for all generations.. Great production!

Reviewed on 31 January 2016 by , Northampton, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 19 January 2016 by , London, United Kingdom

Excellent fun!

Reviewed on 17 January 2016 by , Haverhill, United Kingdom

Exceptional Play

A truly exceptional performance by all involved. A wonderful interpretation of Dickens!

Reviewed on 09 January 2016 by , Banbridge, United Kingdom

Fun and thought-provoking take on a classic tale

All our group loved it - 3 generations.

Reviewed on 07 January 2016 by , Enfield, United Kingdom

Best way to start 2016!

Went with my children and friend and had a fab time with a great upgrade to excellent seats. Panto had a great feel good message and we loved Jim Broadbent as Scrooge. All in an excellent night and well worth our trip down from Scotland and braving Storm Frank.

Reviewed on 06 January 2016 by , Thornhill, United Kingdom

An Enchanting glimpse into the past!

We loved the show!! A timeless Christmas Classic! We would like to thank the wonderful and helpful staff who arranged to move us into better seats because my husband could not fit comfortably into our original seats due to his hip and knee problems!

Reviewed on 02 January 2016 by , Sidcup, United Kingdom

Very creative Christmas Carol

Loved the whole package. Jim Broadbent was great, hats for Kratchit kids brilliant as was tiny Tim.

Reviewed on 31 December 2015 by , Lake Mary, United States

Must see

Excellent show for all

Reviewed on 24 December 2015 by , Chessington, United Kingdom

Humorous, excellent acting, atmospheric

The actors were great and some played multiple parts. The show incorporated a revolving stage with different rooms, plus lots of props which were used very effectively and imagnatively. It was very funny in parts (particularly the false legs!), even the ghosts were friendly! All in all, itwas a good show - maybe I expected it to be a bit more 'luscious' in its design and scenery though.

Reviewed on 24 December 2015 by , Blandford Forum, United Kingdom

Great show

Brilliant show - Broadbent and Akhtar stole the show.

Reviewed on 21 December 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

My first theatre experience and was absolutely brilliant!

The acting was spectacular and the way they had the set as a revolving stage was great. It was comical and takes you through a whole range of emotions, a definite must see.

Reviewed on 20 December 2015 by , Stockport, United Kingdom

Awe Inspiring!

Reviewed on 19 December 2015 by , Tyldesley, United Kingdom


Very enjoyable play. Loved it.

Reviewed on 18 December 2015 by , Bonney Lake, United States

Must see Christmas spirit

Loved the show, theater, and the amazing atmosphere!

Reviewed on 17 December 2015 by , Birmingham, United Kingdom


Not as we expected so disappointed!

Reviewed on 15 December 2015 by , Dunmow, United Kingdom


Really great show

Reviewed on 13 December 2015 by , Northampton, United Kingdom

Ghost of Christmas Carol Pass

Very disappointing evening of theatre. The production tried to be serious at times or was panto and farce at others. The uncomfortable mix was a mess. As soon as any serious conveying of the point of the story began, it would be interrupted with a stupid joke or gesture. Jim Broadbent whom we were very keen to see on stage did not seem comfortable in the mash up of a show. Give it a pass.

Reviewed on 07 December 2015 by , Seattle, United States

Seasonal & highly entertaining !

Reviewed on 06 December 2015 by , Bow, United Kingdom

An adult pantomime

Reviewed on 05 December 2015 by , Near Welshpool, United Kingdom


A wonderful, wonderful, wonderful performance. Utterly spellbinding from start to finish. It makes you want to read all of Dickens over again.

Reviewed on 28 December 2012 by

Cracking Callow

Brilliant tour de force

Reviewed on 20 December 2012 by

Perfect Christmas show

As this is a one-man show and requires a certain level of familiarity with the story, understanding of the period and ability to use the imagination, ability to use the imagination, I would not recommend it for children with short attention spans or under the age of 8. There were 2 children in the seats next to me who fidgeted , kicked the seats in front and were generally bored throughout (brought up on a diet of Disney no doubt!) I thought the parents probably wanted to see it, rather than the children, who were probably expecting something that did not require them to concentrate. A pity, because I thought it was excellent!

Reviewed on 20 December 2012 by

A Christmas Carol Revisited

Simon Callow is a total delight in Dicken's A Christmas Carol. A perfect performance of a timeless story.

Reviewed on 19 December 2012 by

Simon Callow as brilliant as ever

A brilliant rendering of an old favorite with Simon Callow doing what he does best

Reviewed on 12 December 2012 by


Poor toilet facilities @ theatre

Reviewed on 09 December 2012 by

Great Christmas entertainment for all the family

The theatre itself is a bit run down, but that takes nothing from the performance, a one-man tour de force. A great Christmas evening out.

Reviewed on 30 November 2012 by

11 Dec
Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Spot The Scrooge - why Charles Dickens' iconic character is more relevant than ever

by Josephine Balfour-Oatts | Wednesday, December 11 2019, 20:44

A Christmas Carol How being more Scrooge can inspire you to do good this winter, plus a selection of our favourite adaptations of A Christmas Carol - arguably, the nation's most beloved seasonal story.

Spot The Scrooge - why Charles Dickens' iconic character is more relevant than ever
17 Dec
Phil Willmott

Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Noel Coward Theatre

by Phil Willmott | Thursday, December 17 2015, 10:01

A Christmas Carol - Noel Coward This new, much anticipated version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is not only a celebration of all things festive but also of theatre itself.

Director Phelim McDermott has long been a master of unlocking an audience’s imagination with simple and clever use of props in magical ways, so it makes sense that he has staged this most Victorian of stories amidst the back stage chaos of a Victorian theatre.

Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Noel Coward Theatre
01 Sep
Phil Willmott

Jim Broadbent to play Scrooge, but will it be a double act?

by Phil Willmott | Tuesday, September 1 2015, 13:34

A Christmas Carol If a seasonal theatre trip is one of your Christmas traditions you’ll be thrilled to hear that the rumours are true, movie star and national treasure Jim Broadbent is to star as Scrooge in a new production of A Christmas Carol.

Intriguingly it’s to be adapted by his former comedy partner, Patrick Barlow.

Jim Broadbent to play Scrooge, but will it be a double act?
07 Jul
Phil Willmott

This week in the West End...

by Phil Willmott | Tuesday, July 7 2015, 16:55

In The HeightsThis week: The Daily Mail, Baz Bamigboye, Whatsonstage, A Christmas Carol at the Noel Coward Theatre, In the Heights in the West End, and more.

This week in the West End...