A new retelling of Dickens’ classic winter ghost story starring Nicholas Farrell and Mark Gatiss.

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?

Made in Nottingham

To be added to the waiting list for any sold out shows please call 0115 941 9419 or email boxoffice@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.




Nicholas Farrell
Ebenezer Scrooge Nicholas Farrell
Mark Gatiss
Jacob Marley Mark Gatiss
Christopher Godwin
Narrator Christopher Godwin
Joe Shire
Ghost of Christmas Present Joe Shire
Edward Harrison
Bob Cratchit Edward Harrison
Sarah Ridgeway
Mrs Cratchit Sarah Ridgeway
Aoife Gaston
Belle Aoife Gaston
Jo Eaton-Kent
Ghost of Christmas Past Jo Eaton-Kent
Zak Ford-Williams
Tiny Tim Zak Ford-Williams
James Backway
Fred James Backway
Angelina Chudi
Caroline Angelina Chudi
Renae Rhodes
child Renae Rhodes
Lauren Tanner
child Lauren Tanner
Esme Tchoudi
child Esme Tchoudi
Charlie Westlake
child Charlie Westlake


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
Illusion Designer John Bulleid
Illusion Designer Associate Will Houstoun
Casting Director Sam Stevenson CDG
Puppet Director Matthew Forbes
Music Director Tom Attwood
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



School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased. Find out more about School Visits here or book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.


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

Discount will be automatically applied on the ‘Checkout’ screen. (excludes Friday 29 October). 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 tickets@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk and a member of the team will be able to assist.


An extra £1.50 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you (free of charge for Playhouse Pass). These will be delivered no later than two weeks before the performance is due to take place.


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

Our BSL Interpreter for A Christmas Carol is Ali Green.

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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