Mark Gatiss’ celebrated retelling of Dickens’ classic winter ghost story returns with a brand new cast.

It’s Christmas Eve. As the cold, bleak night draws in, the avaricious Ebenezer Scrooge is confronted by the spirit of his former business partner Jacob Marley. Bound in chains as punishment for a lifetime of greed, the unearthly figure explains it isn’t too late for Scrooge to change his miserly ways in order to escape the same fate, but first he’ll have to face three more eerie encounters…

Staying true to the heart and spirit of the original novel, A Christmas Carol – a Ghost Story is filled with Dickensian, spine-tingling special effects; are you brave enough to join us?

Star of stage and screen Keith Allen (Shallow Grave, Robin Hood BBC; Kingsman, The Golden Circle Marvel Films; The Pembrokeshire Murders ITV) leads the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge and is joined by Peter Forbes (Follies) as Marley.


4 rating
The Times
“A STYLISH, JOYOUS production which has BOUNDLESS energy ”
British Theatre Guide
“Allen really does bring EVERYTHING to this role - EXCELLENT”
4 rating
“Irresistibly theatrical! Mark Gatiss' fabulous take on Dickens”
5 rating
Daily Telegraph


Keith Allen
Ebenezer Scrooge Keith Allen
Peter Forbes
Jacob Marley Peter Forbes
Leona Allen
Caroline Leona Allen
James Backway
Fred James Backway
Geoffrey Beevers
Narrator Geoffrey Beevers
Angelina Chudi
Belle Angelina Chudi
Edward Harrison
Bob Cratchit Edward Harrison
Bettrys Jones
Ghost of Christmas Past Bettrys Jones
Joe Shire
Ghost of Christmas Present Joe Shire
Rebecca Trehearn
Mrs Cratchit Rebecca Trehearn
Ryan Weston
Tiny Tim Ryan Weston
William Barker
Edwin Cratchit William Barker
Madison Spencer-Ogiorumua
Grace Cratchit Madison Spencer-Ogiorumua
Charlie Westlake
Edwin Cratchit Charlie Westlake
Ava-Jade Wolstenholme
Grace Cratchit Ava-Jade Wolstenholme

Creative Team

Writer Mark Gatiss
Director Adam Penford
Designer Paul Wills
Lighting Designer Philip Gladwell
Sound Designer Ella Wahlström
Video Designer Nina Dunn for PixelLux
Movement Director Georgina Lamb
Composer Tingying Dong
Illusions Designer John Bulleid
Casting Director Ginny Schiller
Children's Casting Director Verity Naughton CDG
Puppet Designer and Director Matthew Forbes
Musical Director Tom Attwood
Voice & Dialect Coach Kate Godfrey
Associate Director Emily Oulton
Associate Designer Joseph Marshall
Costume Supervisors Emilie Carter & Caroline Llewellyn
Video Engineer & Programmer Harrison Cooke
Props Supervisor Alex Hatton
Head of Wigs Katie Jane Ford
Wigs and Make Up Supervisor Helen Keane
Production Managers Jamie Smith & Simon Marlow
Company Stage Manager Matthew Hales
Deputy Stage Manager Anna Jenkins
Assistant Stage Manager Harriet Saffin
Relighter Jason Addison
LX Programmer Sam Ohlsson
Sound 1 Matt Sims and Chloe Toland
Dressers Laura Bos, Naomi Day & Bethan Keen
Props Assistants Iona Sarah Weanie & Hannah Zemlack

Schools and Groups


Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on full price tickets.

Discount will be automatically applied on the ‘Checkout’ screen. Book up to 20 tickets online with the groups discount, discounts vary per performance and are subject to availability.

See the list of discounted performances on the Group Discounts Page.

Have a large group looking to attend? Please email and a member of the team will be able to assist.


Show tickets for school pupils are £12 each (one teacher goes free with every 10 tickets purchased). Find out more about School Visits here and book by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419.


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production.

Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.

Find out more about Access at Nottingham Playhouse here.

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