Why See Crachit?
Having been a supporting part since 1843, this brand new play, written and directed by Alexander Knott wonders what would happen if the eponymous Bob Crachit, beleaguered clerk of Mr Scrooge, stepped centre stage, enduring one of old Ebeneezer's ghostly visitations for himself.
What follows is a thrilling twist on Dicken's classic Christmas yarn, launching Crachit into the throes of Christmas Yet To Come, a place where joy is hard to come by. A boundary-pushing re-imagining, Crachit might just be the most enjoyable take on A Christmas Carol since The Muppets had their turn in 1992.
Olivier winner John Dalgliesh is our hero, a role he played back in 2017 in the Old Vic's A Christmas Carol. Now the main attraction, he's joined by Freya Sharp as Mrs Crachit. Knott is enthused at this new staging and his stars, saying: "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".
Previews from: 7 December 2021
Opening night: 9 December 2022
COVID 19 SECURE
You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.
Cast and Creative
John Dagliesh as Bob Crachit
Freya Sharp as Martha Crachit
Written and Directed by Alexander Knott
Movement direction by Zoe Grain
Set and costume design by Emil Bestow
Lighting design by Chloe Kenward
Sound design and composition by James Demaine and Samuel Heron
Video design by Charles Flint.
Associate direction by Ryan Hutton
Stage management by Alice Wood
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