Poster for The Dukes Christmas show 2023

The Dukes have announced ‘A Christmas Carol’ as their Christmas show for 2023

Poster for The Dukes Christmas show 2023


Following on from last years first Christmas show in the rake after 10 years, this years production will once again take place in the Dukes’ largest venue, delighting audiences with the perfect day out to feel the Christmas spirit with the musical adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’.

Audiences will be invited to unwrap the magic this season with a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens classic tale, featuring 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.

“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 yuletides 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, who’s 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 and Brent Lees as Lighting Designer.

The Dukes Director, Karen O’Neill said on the announcement:

“We’re delighted to bring this classic Christmas tale on our stage with a fabulous musical twist. With a script and music by Kate Ferguson and Susannah Pearse, we are really excited to be working with Ellie Hurt for the first time as Director and local designer Rachel Walton-Daniels. The festive season is a wonderful time to come to the Dukes and experience the magic of live theatre and we are thrilled to produce Christmas Carol in Lancaster for our Lancaster, Morecambe and Lancashire audiences. This will be a heart-warming, joyful production that is the perfect way to celebrate with friends and family.”

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

School and Group Bookings are also available, again, please contact The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or

The Dukes announce ‘A Christmas Carol’ as their Christmas show for 2023

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