A Christmas Carol

“I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.
The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.
I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”

– C. Dickens

By Ashley Ramsden
Accompanied by the four part choir The Plumpudding Singers

British Master storyteller Ashley Ramsden returns for the 15th year for what has now become a tradition. Audiences have come back year after year to enjoy this timeless tale about greed and jealousy but also redemption, hope and generosity… A wonderful way to start the season of good will! Let’s share it!

Ashley Ramsden will be accompanied by the Plum Pudding Singers. This is a four-part acapella group that sings Christmas Carols. All four singers originate from the Koninklijke Conservatorium of The Hague. The Plum Pudding Singers will perform before and during all public shows.

Dates, Venues & Tickets

Muiderslot Muiden

15 December 2020 17:00 and 20:30

16 December 2020 17:00 and 20:30

Leidse Schouwburg, Leiden

17 December 2020 19:00

Het Nationale Theater, Theater aan het Spui, The Hague

18 December 2020 20:15

19 December 2020 15:00 & 20:15

20 December 2020 15:00 & 20:15

Running time

90 minutes


Adults: €24,50   CJP members and (university) students: €12,50

Both ticket types include booking fee and a free drink!


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The Story

Charles Dickens’ novel, “A Christmas Carol” (1843), is the famous redemption tale of the wicked Ebenezer Scrooge. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by spirits, including his former business partner Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come.

Each ghost has a different message for Scrooge about how his penny-pinching and indifference has affected himself and others who care about him.

By the end of the story, Scrooge has become enlightened and vows to change his mean, miserly ways before it’s too late. “I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. “

Can we still learn from this wise tale? Is it possible in this world that seems to be more divided than ever to share, live together and listen to one another? The gap between haves and have-nots seems to widen. And the difference in what is true and not-true is no longer distinguishable. This story brings it all down to the essence that by sharing and considering the other we can only gain.


Ashley Ramsden

The Plum Pudding Singers