The Old Vic Theatre has revealed that it will continue its "In Camera" series of shows into spring 2021 including a special live stream performance of A Christmas Carol.
Jack Thorne's five-star adaptation of Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol will play live, as a full-scale production, for 16 performances only. 80,000 tickets will be available for the online run of the show, with all ticket-holders for the live show (which has now been postponed) guaranteed a chance to watch the live-stream.
Artistic director Matthew Warchus said:"It has been such a moving thing to witness how so many people have rallied around to support the Old Vic, and theatre in general, at this time of serious jeopardy, and back in May I received an extraordinary email from a well-known actor offering to help in any way he could and expressing a long-standing wish to play Scrooge.
"Although at the time our conversations revolved around bringing back a live audience in time for Christmas, that clearly is no longer possible, and I'm incredibly grateful to him and to everyone for willingly agreeing to change tack and join us in reconfiguring this much loved production into an In Camera event. I'm excited to tell the story in this new format, with the powerful addition of close-ups, and hope it will provide much needed sustenance for audiences (a mince pie or a satsuma if not a chocolate digestive) on this gruelling journey. We will be announcing full casting very soon."
Tickets will go on sale in November with tickets priced from £10 to £65 with only one ticket required per group on the same screen.