A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, adapted by John-Robert Partridge & Catherine Prout


A wonderfully realised version of Charles Dickens’ famous story of ghosts and Christmas and Ebenezer Scrooge and how he learns to love people and life. This version runs to about an hour and is written for a cast of just 8 plating multiple characters – though it could have many more.





Bob Cratchit

Salvation Army Gentleman

Marley’s Ghost

Ghost of Christmas Past

Scrooge as a child

Scrooge as a young man


Mr Fezziwig

Mrs Fezziwig

Ghost of Christmas Present

Mrs Cratchit

Martha Cratchit

Tiny Tim



Ghost of Christmas Future

Rich Woman

Rich Man

Poor Woman 1

Poor Woman 2

Turkey Boy

The play is written for a small cast of just 8 with lots of doubling – but could work just as well with a larger cast.



Performed at The Albany Theatre in Coventry in a joint production with Tread the Boards Theatre Company in 2016.
Scrooge – Christopher Saul
Carol Singer/Jacob Marley/Fezziwig – Edward Pinner
Carol Singer/Fred/Ghost of Christmas Future – Arthur Velarde
Carol Singer/Belle/Mrs Crachit/Old Woman – Genevieve Lowe
Carol Singer/Mrs Fezziwig/Old Woman – Ellie Forrest
Carol Singer/Ghost of Christmas Past/Bob Crachit – Tom Riddell
Carol Singer/Ensemble – Freya Sharp
Ghost of Christmas Present – Trish Adudu
All other roles played by members of the company and the cast of children
Director – Keith Myers
Producers – Catherine Prout & John-Robert Partridge
Set Design – Zoe Rolph
Lighting Design – Kat Murray
Movement Choreographer – Catherine Prout
Costume Design – Catherine Prout


Preview available here

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