Promo image by Gabi Dawkins from the Duke's 2023 production of A Christmas Carol.

A Christmas Carol runs at The Dukes from 24th November – 31st December

The Dukes are thrilled to present an enchanting first look at the upcoming production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ through a series of captivating promo images. Against the historic backdrop of the Judge’s Lodgings in Lancaster, the talented cast, adorned in full costume and armed with festive props, are set to revive the Charles Dickens’ timeless classic.

Returning for another festive season, The Dukes Christmas show promises a musical adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’ that will feature toe-tapping music, festive fun and a touch of Christmas magic. This heart-warming and uplifting tale of redemption is the perfect festive treat for the whole family.

The full cast includes: Gareth Cassidy (The Hobbit; The Dukes, Marvellous; SoHo Place) as Scrooge, who returns to the Dukes following his multiple appearances in both Christmas and Park shows, Miriam O’Brien (Around The World in 80 Days; Theatre by the Lake, Faustus; Storyhouse Theatre) as the Ghost of Christmas Present, Courtney George (Shake The City; Leeds playhouse and Greenwich Theatre, Wonka; Warner Bros. Pictures) as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Claire Redcliffe ( Doctors; BBC, Eastenders; BBC) as Mrs. Fezziwig, Cameron McKendrick (Theatre Porto, Wake the Beast and Nwoko Arts) as Fred Tapper and Killian Macardle (Mischief Theatre) as Mr. Fezziwig. All the actors play multiple roles throughout the performance, bringing the story to life.

Joining the cast are four local young people who will perform as Tiny Tim, splitting the shows between them. Tiny Tim will be played by: Dylan Hay, Jack Ashcroft-Goulds, Emma Kennedy-Rose and Noah Szczypek.

“Whilst Christmas cheer and goodwill thrive across Victorian England, grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge goes to bed on Christmas Eve with no compassion or love in his heart. However, that night he is visited by the spirit of his old business partner Jacob Marley and is taken on a mystical journey through Yuletide’s past, present and future – will he be able to see the error of his ways before it’s too late?”

A Christmas Carol will be directed by Ellie Hurt, recent work includes: A Christmas Carol at Shakespeare North Playhouse; Murder Ballads at Liverpool’s Royal Court, The Other Palace and Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Routes with Theatre Témoin (made with local refugees and asylum seekers). The creative team also includes; Rachel Walton-Daniels as Stage & Costume Designer, Zak Phillips-Yates as Movement Director, Rhiannon Hopkins as Musical Director/Orchestrator and Brent Lees as Lighting Designer with Kate Harvey as Sound Designer.

This musical adaptation is brought to us by writers Kate Ferguson & Susannah Pearse.

Tickets are on sale now: or by contacting The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or

Group Bookings are also available. Please contact The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or by emailing

All images by Gabi Dawkins.

A Dazzling Glimpse into “A Christmas Carol” at The Dukes

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