Mark Gatiss (The Madness of George III, Dracula, The League of Gentlemen, Doctor Who) stars in his own retelling of Dickens’ classic winter ghost story.

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…

Nicholas Farrell (The Crown, Chariots of Fire) plays the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge alongside the multi award-winning Mark Gatiss. Adam Penford (An Enemy of the PeopleThe Madness of George III) directs this landmark new production. 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?


Nicholas Farrell
Ebenezer Scrooge Nicholas Farrell
Mark Gatiss
Jacob Marley Mark Gatiss


Writer Mark Gatiss
Director Adam Penford
Designer Paul Wills
Lighting Designer Philip Gladwell
Sound Designer Ella Wahlström
Video Designer Nina Dunn
Movement Director Georgina Lamb
Composer Tingying Dong
Casting Director Sam Stevenson CDG
Puppet Director Matthew Forbes
Associate Director Jasmine Teo


“Gatiss delivers a tour de force”
The Guardian on The Madness of George III
“Mark Gatiss is sensational”
The Observer on The Madness of George III



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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.

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