A Christmas Carol

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Follow Ebenezer Scrooge's spooky encounters over the course of one incredible night, and his journey ultimately to become the friendly, charitable man who "knew how to keep Christmas well".
A Christmas Carol at Chickenshed

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Genre: Christmas show
Venue: Chickenshed Theatre
Started: Wednesday 21 November 2018
Closed: Saturday 5 January 2019
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins (inc interval)
Age suitability: 5+


Charles Dickens' classic story has arguably come to define Christmas in the 175 years since its publication, and there have been numerous memorable versions, both on stage and screen.

Chickenshed has updated, renewed and refreshed this amazing and heart-warming tale for 2018 in an entirely brand new musical version, set in 1930s Britain.

With a cast of over 200 hundred people on stage for each performance, original music, stunning sets and incredible design, we guarantee an absolutely unforgettable festive theatre experience for young and old!

The cast for each performance is drawn from an ensemble of 800 performers split over 4 different rota groups.


"You there!" he shouted to a boy on the street.

"What day is this?"

The boy gave Scrooge a puzzled look.

"It's Christmas, sir. Christmas morning!"

Join Chickenshed for a magical and brilliantly uplifting retelling of the unforgettable story of Ebenezer Scrooge, that "squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner".

Follow his spooky encounters over the course of one incredible night, and his journey ultimately to become the friendly, charitable man who "knew how to keep Christmas well".

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Postal address:
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London N14 4PE

Box office tel: 020 8292 9222

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Previews from:Wednesday 21 November 2018

Press night:Thursday 29 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 5 January 2019

Performance days & times

Various ‑ check schedule for details.


Various - check schedule for details.



£10 (21 to 24 Nov)


Standard - Stalls £20, Gallery £14

Peak - Stalls: £22.50, Gallery £15


Standard - Stalls £15, gallery £14

Peak - Stalls: £17.50, gallery £15

Access information

Access tickets: Signing, Captioned, Audio Described tickets, and tickets for wheelchair users, will be charged at a reduced rate (usually equivalent to the gallery rate for that performance). Contact the Box Office for more details.

Captioned (c) Thu 6 Dec 12pm (Schools), Fri 7 Dec 7pm, Sat 8 Dec 3pm, Wed 19 Dec 7pm, Thu 20 Dec 7pm

Audio Described (AD) Fri 7 Dec 12pm (Schools), Sun 16 Dec 1.30pm, Fri 21 Dec 7pm, Sun 23 Dec 5.30pm


Ebenezer Scrooge - Ashley Driver

Marley - Paul Harris

Ghost of Christmas Past - Gemilla Shamruk

Ghost of Christmas Present - Michael Bossisse

Ghost of Christmas Future - Will Laurence

Bob Cratchit - Finn Walters

Mrs Cratchit - Lauren Cambridge

Mr Fezziwig - Bradley Davis

A ghost - Phil Constaninou

Ghost of a banker - Nathaniel Rivet-Leigertwood

Ghost of a factory owner - Cara McInanny

Ghost of a landlord - Bathany Hamlin

Amethyst the ghost - Belinda McGuirk

A Fezziwig fiddler - Nigel Spurgeon

Charwoman - Louise Reen

Laundress - Sarah Jones

Fred (Scrooge's nephew) - Jack Hoskins, Johnie Spillane

Old Joe ( a pawnbroker) - Joseph Booth


Author: Charles Dickens
Composer: Dave Carey
Director: Lou Stein
Designer: William Fricker
Musical direction: Dave Carey
Lighting: Andrew Caddies
Sound: Phil Haines
Visual effects: Jaime Raven (Magic consultant)
Movement: Rachel Yates
Production: Chickenshed Theatre

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