South Bank, London SE1 8XX

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Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol

December 8, 2022 - January 8, 2023

Bringing our reimagined Charles Dickens classic to London feels like a homecoming. My songs weave the music of my beautiful Smoky Mountains into this timeless Christmas story, and I can't wait for London audiences to hear them as we tell that story, set

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uk premiere!

This is one Christmas treat you won't want to miss as Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol, a brand new holiday-themed musical with songs penned by the living legend herself marks its UK premiere at the Southbank Centre this December. For this strictly limited engagement, an ensemble cast and live acoustic band will stage this fabulously festive take on the season, set to Dolly's specially written tunes. So, dust off your cowboy boots and Santa hats, 'cause it's Christmas with a country twist!

A Smoky Mountain take on Charles Dickens' classic

Based on both Parton's festive feel-good hit Smoky Mountain Christmas and the Yuletide classic A Christmas Carol, and with a book from David H. Bell, the story transports the action to the mountains of Tennessee, where mining company bigwig Ebenezer Scrooge reigns tyrannically. As in the original, Scrooge has a date set with destiny, meeting the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, who hold a mirror up to his curmudgeonly ways.

This glorious new show looks set to become a seasonal mainstay! Please note, Dolly herself does not star in this production.

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Opening night: 8 December 2022



Run time

Two hours, 30 minutes including interval

And before you stop reading

Please note, Dolly herself will not be featuring in this production


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative




Book by David H. Bell
Music by Dolly Parton
Directed by Curt Wollan

Next available performances

Thu, Dec 8


Fri, Dec 9


Sat, Dec 10

Sun, Dec 11


Mon, Dec 12



Tue, Dec 13


Wed, Dec 14

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