John Dagleish to star in Cratchit at London's Park Theatre this Christmas


John Dagleish will star in Cratchit at London’s Park Theatre this Christmas period.

The new retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will run at the venue from 7 December 2021 to 8 January 2022.


John Dagleish will play Bob Cratchit in the piece which has been written and Directed by Alexander Knott (Private Peaceful, Bristol Old Vic). Freya Sharp (The Bandaged Woman, Nuclear War) will play Martha Cratchit.

Set and costume design is by Emil Bestow, lighting design by Chloe Kenward, sound design and composition by James Demaine and Samuel Heron, movement direction by Zöe Grain and video design by Charles Flint.

The play first debuted at the Old Red Lion theatre under the name December before being reworked for the new production.

A bitterly cold winter in London Town, and as it turns out, Ebenezer Scrooge wasn’t the only person to be visited by spirits one bleak and haunted Christmas Eve.

In this thrilling new twist on a beloved Dickens classic, Bob Cratchit is taken on a time-bending journey through Christmas future.

Tickets are available online now from

Writer and director Alexander Knott said: “I could not be more excited to begin work on this festive retelling, alongside such a stellar team. Now more than ever, at the coldest time of year, it is vital to find the balance between the difficulties and hardship of winter that so many face, and the hope and promise that Christmas brings.

“John and Freya are superb, versatile performers and we are all looking forward to bringing this haunting, modern and ultimately uplifting winter’s ghost story to Park Theatre.”

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