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A Christmas Carol production shot: 4 character stood in front of the curtain singing. 1 character is on crutches.
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Photographer: Mark Dawson
A Christmas Carol production shot: 4 character stood in front of the curtain singing. 1 character is on crutches.
Photographer: Mark Dawson
A Christmas Carol production shot: 1 character is holding a scroll and looking confused. The other character's jaw has dropped.
Photographer: Mark Dawson
A Christmas Carol production shot: Scrooge looks scared of one of the Christmas ghosts
Photographer: Mark Dawson
A Christmas Carol production shot: on stage there is a large sleigh with a Christmas tree. In the air there is a reindeer covered in lights
Photographer: Mark Dawson
A Christmas Carol production shot: 4 characters sat on stool, wearing large white winter coats
Photographer: Mark Dawson
A Christmas Carol production shot: 2 characters dancing
Photographer: Mark Dawson
A Christmas Carol production shot: a character is stood in the centre waving at the audience. In the background, there are 2 doors decorated with Christmas wreaths
Photographer: Mark Dawson
Christmas Carol production shot: An actor on stilts creates a look of a large ghostly monster. Smoke and red lighting fills the image
Photographer: Mark Dawson

Exeter Northcott Theatre presents, a Le Navet Bete and Barbican Theatre production

A Christmas Carol

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Join the award-winning Le Navet Bete (Treasure Island, The Three Musketeers) again this festive season for a hilarious retelling of one of the greatest ghost stories ever told.

It’s Christmas Eve in Victorian London and old miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is settling down for the night when a clink, clank, clunk of chains resounds throughout the house like thunder, getting ever nearer. It’s going to be a very long night…

With rib-tickling comic twists and larger than life characters, Dickens’ festive classic receives a riotous reimagining in the hands of Le Navet Bete, including giant exploding puddings, hypo-allergenic Christmas trees and a ‘Not So Tiny Tim’.

A collaboration with one of UK theatre’s best comedy writers and directors John Nicholson (BBC Radio 4, The Hound of the Baskervilles), this joyful, heart-warming tale is guaranteed to lift spirits and melt even the coldest of hearts this Christmas.

‘Feelgood festive fun’ – British Theatre Guide


BSL interpretation by Daryl McMullan, provided by Complete Communication LTD


The visual story will let you know exactly what to expect when coming to see A Christmas Carol (please note, the scene by scene explanation of the story contains spoilers).


We can’t wait to welcome you to the theatre and we’re taking active steps to ensure that everyone can feel safe, relaxed and enjoy the show. Read our latest Covid measures here.

‘Feel-good festive fun’

British Theatre Guide

“Le Navet Bete are absolutely brilliant! Inventive, original and hilarious”

Audience Member

“Fantastic experience and brilliant adaptation of a seasonal classic”

Audience Member

Age guidance 7+ (please note: the second half includes an imposing character wearing stilts. He is very tall and wears a mask - children sitting close to the front of the stage may find him a little spooky).
This show contains haze, strobe lighting and pyrotechnics (please note: the show opens with a loud bang).

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A Christmas Carol

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There can be no better way to herald in the Christmas celebrations than with Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Using the script and acting directions developed by Dickens himself. Following a sell-out performance in 2017, Pip Utton returns to the Northcott & recreates the most popular of Dickens’ public readings in this almost totally candlelit performance of A Christmas Carol.

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Left/right split image – Left image: an old wooden chest on a beach, with seaweed spilling out from it. Right image: a woodblock print of a dragon in a forest eating its own tail.
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Left/right split image – Left image: a petrol pump dripping with blood. Right image: collage of cut-outs of different aged women. Text reads: ‘Misplaced’.
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