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A Christmas Carol


  • Playwright

    John Boyd 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Charles Dickens

  • Author Notes

    An adaptation of the original novella by Charles Dickens.
  • Synopsis

    On Christmas Eve 1846, miser Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his business partner Marley, and by the spirits of Christmas past, present and future.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible see original production for details. In the original production six child actors were also featured.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Bob Cratchit Dan Gordon
Business person Dan Gordon
Mr Fezziwig Dan Gordon
Fred Joseph Crilly
Apprentice Scrooge Joseph Crilly
Belle's Husband Joseph Crilly
Spirit of Christmas Future Joseph Crilly
The Poulterer Joseph Crilly
Jane Catherine Brennan
Caroline Catherine Brennan
Martha Cratchit Catherine Brennan
Mrs Webb Catherine Brennan
Spirit of Christmas Past Catherine Brennan
Dick Noel McGee
Business person Noel McGee
Charity Organiser Noel McGee
Caroline's Husband Noel McGee
Spirit of Christmas Present Noel McGee
The Undertaker's Man Noel McGee
Marley's Ghost Mark Mulholland
Old Joe Mark Mulholland
Topper Mark Mulholland
Sarah Aingeal Grehan
Mrs Fezziwig Aingeal Grehan
Mrs Dilber Aingeal Grehan
Ebenezer Scrooge Wesley Murphy
Belle Lynda Steadman
Business person Lynda Steadman
Charity Organiser Lynda Steadman
Fran Lynda Steadman
Miss Fezziwig Lynda Steadman
Mrs Cratchit Lynda Steadman
Production Team  
Director Caroline Eves
Designer James Helps
Lighting Designer Patrick Dalgety
Sound Designer Debra Salem
Choreographer Anne Marie Brady
Musical Director Brian Connor
Musician Joanne McSherry
Assistant Designer Laura Pritchard
Production Manager Rose Morris
Technical Stage Manager Patrick Dalgety
Stage Manager Val Bainbridge
Deputy Stage Manager Orla Golden
Assistant Stage Manager Deborah Clarke
Assistant Stage Manager Martin Neill
Set Construction Jim Carson
Costume Supervisor Anne Whittaker
Wardrobe Assistant Jeanette Parkes
Company Artistic Director Roland Jaquarello

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    Gavin Boyd

  • Address

    1 The Granary
    Down BT23 5FH
    Northern Ireland

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Gavin Boyd

  • Address

    1 The Granary
    Down BT23 5FH
    Northern Ireland

Source Of Information

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