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A Christmas Carol

An adaptation of Charles Dickens' original novel.


  • Playwright

    Tomás Mac Anna 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Charles Dickens 

  • Setting

    London, Christmas Eve, 1840.

  • Synopsis

    On Christmas Eve 1840, miser Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his business partner Marley, and by the spirits of Christmas past, present and future.

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  • Cast Notes

    All other parts played by members of the company. Cast Doubling is possible.


Original Cast  
Want Geraldine Brady
Fan Geraldine Brady
Mr Fezziwig Steve Brennan
Elderly Singer Steve Brennan
Second Merchant Steve Brennan
Second Gentleman Bob Carlile
Ghost of Christmas Past Bob Carlile
Undertaker's Man Bob Carlile
Fred Conor Evans
Young Singer David Fleming
First Gentleman John Franklyn
Ghost of Christmas Present John Franklyn
Fred's Wife - Scrooge's Niece Brenda Fricker
Tiny Tim Peter Gallagher
Marley's Ghost Bill Golding
First Merchant Bill Golding
Dick Wilkins Bill Golding
Miss Fezziwig Susan Hallinan
Peter Cratchit Eugene Hyland
Mrs Cratchit Anna Manahan
Charwoman Anna Manahan
Tiny Tim Pierce Mehigan
Joe Jim Norton
Bob Cratchit Jim Norton
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come Philip O'Brien
Scrooge as a young man Chris O'Neill
Third Merchant Chris O'Neill
Ebenezer Scrooge Arthur O'Sullivan (2)
Mrs Fezziwig Eithne Quinn
Laundress Eithne Quinn
Martha Cratchit Marion Richardson
Ignorance Dermot Ryan
Scrooge as a boy Dermot Ryan
Production Team  
Director Barry Cassin
Designer Robert Heade
Costumes Derry O'Donovan
Manager Brian Tobin
Assistant Manager Ann O'Connor
Stage Director Mai McFall
Stage Manager Marie Kelly(3)
Wardrobe Eithne Quinn
Chief Electrician Arthur Jones
Carpenter Louis Molloy
Company Artistic Director Phyllis Ryan


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Tomás MacAnna

  • Address

    C/O The Abbey Theatre
    26 Lower Abbey Street,
    Dublin 1
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 887 2200

  • Website


The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.