A Christmas Carol



Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge

The Ghost of Christmas Past

The Ghost of Christmas Present

The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come

Dick Wilkins / Mr. Topper

Young Ebenezer / Apprentice Boy /

Child 1 / Boy in Sunday Clothes

Belle’s Husband / Important Man of

Business / Follower to the Miss Fezziwigs

Scrooge as a Young Man / John

The Ghost of Jacob Marley / Old Joe

Mr. Bob Cratchit

A Portly Gentleman / Second Man of

Business / Follower to the Miss Fezziwigs

Second Portly Gentleman / Third Man of

Business / Follower to the Miss Fezziwigs

Fred ~ Scrooge’s Nephew

Fred’s Wife / Miss Fezziwig 1

Mr. Fezziwig / Undertaker’s Man

Mrs. Fezziwig / Mrs. Dilber

Little Fan ~ Scrooge’s Sister / Miss Fezziwig 2 /

Child 2 / Want, a Girl

Waif / Miss Fezziwig 3 / Housemaid

Belle ~ Scrooge’s Fiancée / Caroline

Mrs. Cratchit / Belle ~ some 40 years


Tiny Tim / Child 3 / Ignorance, a Boy

Belle’s Daughter / Martha Cratchit

Belinda Cratchit / Maidservant / Child 3

Peter Cratchit / Young Scrooge

Schoolmaster / Lighthouse Keeper / Poulterer’s


Charwoman / The Cook / Miss. Rose, The

Plump Sister

Carol Singers / Country Folk / Guests

at Mr. Fezziwig’s & Fred’s Party / Townsfolk


Charles Dickens’ festive favourite A Christmas Carol, published in 1843, defines our idea of a traditional "Victorian" Christmas, with its depiction of seasonal weather, convivial celebration with family and friends and its emphasis on goodhearted help for the poor and needy. Moreover, the story continues a tradition of ghost stories for the season of Winter, alluded to in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, exploring a theme common in storytelling: that a man’s thoughts and deeds may haunt his present and shape his future.

The narrator’s voice is a strong element in all Dickens’ writing; commenting on the characters and their situations with wry humour and sharp observation and moving the narrative forward.  In this stage adaptation, the many characters take on the role of ‘Narrator’, as the story unfolds sometimes in role as themselves, sometimes becoming the author’s voice, as they comment upon the action.

The music used in the script is drawn mainly from traditional carols and christmas music and, in many cases, tunes or songs Dickens’ might himself have known have been used. 

Note: the designated narrators may easily be varied at the discretion of the Director according to the allocation and doubling of roles.