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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.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

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

Original Production

Original Cast  
Joe Jim Norton
Bob Cratchit Jim Norton
Mrs Cratchit Anna Manahan
Charwoman Anna Manahan
Fred's Wife - Scrooge's Niece Brenda Fricker
Marley's Ghost Bill Golding
First Merchant Bill Golding
Dick Wilkins Bill Golding
Ebenezer Scrooge Arthur O'Sullivan (2)
Second Gentleman Bob Carlile
Ghost of Christmas Past Bob Carlile
Undertaker's Man Bob Carlile
First Gentleman John Franklyn
Ghost of Christmas Present John Franklyn
Scrooge as a young man Chris O'Neill
Third Merchant Chris O'Neill
Fred Conor Evans
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come Philip O'Brien
Miss Fezziwig Susan Hallinan
Young Singer David Fleming
Mrs Fezziwig Eithne Quinn
Laundress Eithne Quinn
Mr Fezziwig Steve Brennan
Elderly Singer Steve Brennan
Second Merchant Steve Brennan
Ignorance Dermot Ryan
Scrooge as a boy Dermot Ryan
Want Geraldine Brady
Fan Geraldine Brady
Martha Cratchit Marion Richardson
Peter Cratchit Eugene Hyland
Tiny Tim Peter Gallagher
Tiny Tim Pierce Mehigan
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

Rights Information

  • 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


Source Of Information

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