Dickens' Christmas favourite loved by Swedes

Scrooge returns to Stockholm

5:15 min

Charles Dickens' very English moral tale "A Christmas Carol" has over the years become a festive tradition for theatre-loving Swedes.

After a brief hiatus following the closure of The English Theatre Company in Stockholm, Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future are back on stage in the nation's capital.

In his bicentennial year, Charles Dickens is as popular as ever with a new adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" being staged at the Maxim theatre in Stockholm for a fourth consecutive year.

While the child actors come from Sweden, the adult cast is from England where  over 50 professional actors picked from 640 applications auditioned for the Dickens classic in London.

Opening night is December 6 and Radio Sweden went along to rehearsals to find out more.