Photo credit: John Dagleish (Photo courtesy of Park Theatre)

John Dagleish to star in ‘Cratchit’ at Park Theatre

The new Christmas play retells 'A Christmas Carol' with Bob Cratchit as the main character.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

John Dagleish originated the role of Bob Cratchit in Jack Thorne's adaptation of A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic. This Christmas, he'll play Bob Cratchit once more in a new play, titled Cratchit. Cratchit is at the Park Theatre from 7 December to 8 January. 

Cratchit reimagines Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, but this time it's Bob Cratchit's turn to be visited by the trio of festive spirits. Cratchit was streamed last year at the Old Red Lion Theatre, under the title December, but the play has been reworked for its in-person premiere.

Dagleish will play Bob Cratchit. He's an Olivier Award-winning actor best known for starring in Sunny Afternoon, Sylvia and A Midsummer Night's Dream. In 2017, he played Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic, alongside Rhys Ifans as Ebenezer Scrooge. Freya Sharp will play Martha Cratchit. 

Cratchit is written and directed by Alexander Knott, with  movement direction by Zöe Grain, scenic and costume design by Emily Bestow, lighting design by Chloe Kenward, sound design and composition by James Demaine and Samuel Heron. 

Cratchit is just one of many A Christmas Carol inspired productions in London this year. Find out more about A Christmas Carol shows in London here. 

Cratchit is at the Park Theatre from 7 December to 8 January. 

Photo credit: John Dagleish (Photo courtesy of Park Theatre)


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