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A Christmas Carol

Musical in one act by Tobias Ahlsell, David Lundqvist and Anders Wängdahl based on a novella by Charles Dickens.

Family musical based on Dickens’ classic tale.

  • Duration

    Approx 1 h 10 min. No interval.

  • Dates

    15 — 22 Dec 2023

  • Stage

    Main Stage

  • Genre


  • Language

    Swedish, with Swedish and English titles.

  • Price

    150–450 kr

  • Recommended age

    6 and up

  • Accessibility

A heart-warming Christmas musical for all the family!

“A beautiful, engrossing performance for children and adults.” Audience comment

Bitter, stingy and grumpy, Scrooge hates everything and everyone. But most of all, he hates Christmas. He can think of nothing worse than joy, generosity and loving fellowship.

One night, he is visited by the spirit of his deceased former business partner and the three Ghosts of Christmas, who take him on a transformative journey through his past. present and future. The events of the night leave Scrooge a changed man, his heart full of love and compassion.

In this revival premiere, Charles Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol is transformed into a musical filled with humour, compassion and the odd spine-chilling ghost. The show combines the Dickensian world of the nineteenth century with a festive carnival, Adolphe Adam’s O Holy Night with Stevie Wonder, and gentle snowfall with flashing disco lights. Musical, opera, pop, rap and classic Christmas carols!

Photos from the performance

In photo:  Carina Söderman|Photographer:  Tilo Stengel

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Performance programmes

Get more out of your experience by reading the director’s thoughts, let the conductor guide you through the music, and gain a deeper understanding of the themes in this production. Our programmes are available to buy in the Opera Shop, and elsewhere in our foyer. Ask one of our staff and they will direct you to where you can purchase one.

Price: SEK 70

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