This performance has been cancelled 

Close up of Ashley Ramsden performing A Christmas Carol, in Victorian style waistcoat and blazer.

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


Unfortunately, all performances of A Christmas Carol have been cancelled due to the latest lockdown restrictions. All ticket buyers will receive an email with information about the cancellation and our refund policy.


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.

Ashley Ramsden will be accompanied by the Plum Pudding Singers, a Christmas Carol acapella group with four singers originating from the Koninklijke Conservatorium of The Hague.

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: his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come. Each with a different message for Scrooge about how his penny-pinching and indifference has affected himself and the world around him. Will he change his mean, miserly ways before it’s too late?


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?

Dates, Venues & Tickets

15 December 2021 17:00 & 20:00
16 December 2021 17:00 & 20:00

Leidse Schouwburg
18 December 2021 20:15

Theater aan het Spui
21 December 2021 17:30 – With Dutch sign language interpreter (NGT)
21 December 2021  20:30
22 December 2021 20:30

Running time

90 minutes


STET aims to make its programme accessible for all. If you have any requests or have any special needs, please tick the prompted box when buying your tickets and we will contact you before the performance.

Theater aan het Spui have an adapted chair for wheelchair users, which can be removed if you’d prefer to sit in your own wheelchair, as well as space for a friend if you contact them in advance. They have an adapted toilet that can accommodate wheelchair users.
There is a parking garage close by to Theater aan het Spui with a number of adapted parking spaces. For more information see here.

Unfortunately Muiderslot does not have sufficient wheelchair access at the moment.

A set of four still images of Ashley Ramsden performing A Christmas Carol in multiple states of emotion.


Ashley Ramsden

Close up of Ashley Ramsden performing A Christmas Carol. Link on image leads to a page with a short biography of Ashley Ramsden.

The Plum Pudding Singers

Close up of the Plum Pudding Singers during a performance of A Christmas Carol. Link on image leads to a new page with a short biography of the Plum Pudding Singers.