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A Christmas Carol

 7 - 24 December (except Sundays and Mondays) 7.30pm. Plus 2.30pm matinee on Saturdays.

“Marley was dead… to begin with.”

Join Ebenezer Scrooge as he journeys into the past, present and yet-to-come on a supernatural journey to redemption. Watch with delight as the atmosphere of Victorian London is brought to life and the ghosts of Christmas return from the dead – all through the spellbinding art of storytelling in this thrilling solo show. After the phenomenal success of national tours of Shivers and Upon the Stair, The Book of Darkness & Light returns with this haunting adaptation of the most famous festive ghost story ever written.

Audience feedback: 

"Truly gripping"

"I was spellbound from start to finish"


"One of the best things I've ever seen."

"I enjoyed every single moment." 

"Thrilling. Compelling. Evocative. Just superb."

"I'm blown away - breathtaking."

"Clever, scary, funny, epic ." 

"The best Christmas Carol I've ever seen."

Dates: 7 - 24 December (except Sundays and Mondays) 7.30pm. Plus 2.30pm matinee on Saturdays.

Running time: 90 minutes plus 15 minute interval

All ticket sales are non-refundable.

In exceptional circumstances, we might be able to exchange your ticket for another performance.

Late entry cannot be guaranteed; Latecomers are admitted at the discretion of the visiting company and show with everyone's best experience in mind.  

If you would like to request an exchange or a refund, please write to

Adam Z. Robinson - Writer/The Storyteller

Adam is a writer, performer and founding member of The Book of Darkness & Light. He wrote and performed in The Book of Darkness & Light (from which the company takes its name), Shivers and Upon the Stair. He adapted and performed in the company’s production of A Christmas Carol. Adam wrote Smile Club (★★★★ The Guardian) with Andrea Heaton, a brand-new piece of dystopian theatre produced by Red Ladder Theatre Company. The play premiered at the Leeds Playhouse in March 2020 before touring. In 2021, Adam was commissioned by The Dukes, Lancaster, to write Belle and Mary, a true crime play based on historical events. The show premiered in November 2021 and will embark on a national tour in Spring 2023. Adam’s other writing work includes: Conscientious (national tour 2014), Seaside Terror (with Odd Doll Theatre, toured 2017-20) and short film The Split (dir. Ed Rigg, starring Edward Hogg).

Dick Bonham - Director

Dick Bonham is an experienced director and dramaturg. He was dramaturg on The Book of Darkness & Light, Shivers and directed Upon the Stair and the company's adaptation of A Christmas Carol. His other work includes directing Dan Bye’s Fringe First Award winning Going Viral, as well as previous pieces The Price of Everything and How to Occupy An Oil Rig. Other projects include Matthew Bellwood's An Icy Man (Leeds Playhouse) and Emma Decent's Beyond Dreams of Aberystwyth. He wrote and directed Sometimes We Play's We Can Be Heroes (national tour 2015). He wrote Common Chorus Theatre's If I Say Jump. and is currently collaborating with Simon Brewis on The Ghost of Stolen Summer, commissioned by Harrogate Theatre and premiering in 2023.

Press and Audience reactions to our previous work:

“Everyone needs to see this show.” - The Reviews Hub on Upon the Stair ★★★★1/2

“…beguiles and intrigues and doesn't let you go…” - Yorkshire Times on Upon the Stair

“A uniquely terrifying experience.” - The Spooky Isles

“One of my favourite pieces of horror media all year… I adored Shivers” - Scan ★★★★

"A must-see production.” - Northern Soul ★★★★★

"Kept me enthralled from the very beginning... delightfully sinister fun.” - British Theatre Guide

"Sublime in every sense of the word.” - High Tensile

"An unmissable evening of creepiness.” - Weekend Notes

"An astoundingly unsettling set of ghost stories... blew us away." - Great British Ghosts

"The music heightens the suspense in the room as Robinson draws the audience into his narrative web.” - StageTalk Magazine

“The tale transfixed both me and the rest of the audience as we sat enthralled.” - The Culture Vulture

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