A Christmas Carol launches in style

Cast and special guests come together for new production of Dickens’ classic 

The RSC held a special press night of its production of A Christmas Carol, adapted by David Edgar and directed by Rachel Kavanaugh. The evening was attended by members of the cast, including Adrian Edmondson and Sunetra Sarker, and guests including Alison Hammond and Stephen Mangan. Mark Dickens, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, was also in the audience. The show runs at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon until 1 January.


1 Alison Hammond, Sunetra Sarker

2 Shaheen Jafargholi, Will Beck, Elinor Lawless, Amy-Leigh Hickman

3 Mark Dickens, Rachel Kavanaugh, David Edgar

4 Adrian Edmondson

5 Louise Delamere, Stephen Mangan

6 Rebecca Lacey, Mitesh Soni, Lauren Arney, Liyah Summers, Georgie Westall

7 Michael Lyle, Beruce Khan

8 The Tiny Tims: Jasiri Brown, Gracie Coates, Jasper Dance, Alexander Joseph

9 Erica Whyman

10 The production’s stage management team

Photography by Lucy Barriball