Picture by Paul Mattens

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

​ by Master Storyteller Ashley Ramsden (UK)


Master Storyteller, Ashely Ramsden, returns to the Netherlands with his perennially popular version of A Christmas Carol for the 18th year. Many of our audience tell STET that Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Ashley’s marvelous and inventive retelling of the quintessential festive tale. Dickens’ masterpiece is an intentional favorite that Ashley has performed on five continents, playing all 23 characters… The story embraces the original masterpiece transporting us back in time to Victorian England. We meet the wicked Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve, when he receives the visits of the three ghosts of the past, present and the future. Will he change his mean, miserly ways before it’s too late?

Dates and Venues

Wednesday 18 December at 17:30 and 20:15
Muiderslot, Muiden I Ridderzaal


Thursday 19 December at 20:15
Friday 20 December at 20:15
Theater aan het Spui, The Hague I Zaal 2


Adults : €25

Student/Concession : €19.50

Tickets available here!

Running time

This performance is 85 minutes without a break.


  • The event is wheelchair accessible.
  • This performance is in English. 
  • For more information about the accessibility of our shows, click here.
  • More questions about the accessibility of this event? Please send an email to production@theenglishtheatre.nl.

Photo by Kimberley Bosman

Ashley Ramsden has been a storyteller for over 35 years. In 1994 Ashley founded the School of Storytelling at Emerson College. This school which is unique in the United Kingdom draws storytellers from all over the world and focuses on different branches pertaining to the art of storyteller. These include Storytelling as a Performing Art, Storytelling in Education, Storytelling as a Healing Art, Storytelling in the world of business, Storytelling and the Environment.

Ashley tells stories in theatres, at storytelling festivals and clubs, in castles, private houses, pubs, Camphill Community Centres, schools, in businesses, prisons, churches, spiritual centres and at charity events. He has been faithfully returning to the Netherlands since 18 years to tell this timeless story single-handedly.

He has toured with his remarkable storytelling programmes on all five continents, has appeared at major storytelling festivals in the UK, South Africa, Scandinavia and America.

STET Education tours A Christmas Carol to secondary schools all across The Netherlands. Teachers can also book Ashley’s Stories at Christmas Time Workshop, a storytelling workshop that focuses on the true, authentic Christmas we all wish for with real connection with each other, warmth in all sense and meaningful togetherness. Get in touch with STET Education for bookings.

Thanks to:






Municipality of The Hague

Pictures on this page were taken by Agnieszka Wielopolska, Paul Mattens, Noemi Nagy and Kimberley Bosman.