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A Christmas Carol

  • Venue: Pop-Up theatre
  • Duration: 2 hours (including a 20 minute interval)
  • Age Guidance: 7+
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As the cold night draws in, four ghostly spirits take Ebenezer on a magical journey through his past, his present and his future, hoping to show him the error of his ways. With Christmas spirit, fun, music and magic at its heart, this timeless Charles Dickens tale is brought vividly to life.

A Leeds Playhouse production in association with Hull Truck Theatre.

Download the leaflet for the dementia friendly performance of A Christmas Carol


Cast & Credits

Adapted by Deborah McAndrew / From the novel by Charles Dickens / Director Amy Leach / Designer Hayley Grindle / Lighting Designer Josh Carr / Associate Lighting Designer Adam Foley / Sound Designer Ed Clarke / Choreographer Lucy Cullingford / Composer John Biddle /

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    Joe Alessi
    as Marley’s Ghost/Mr Fezziwig
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    Lladel Bryant
    as Dick Wilkins / Topper
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    Darren Kuppan
    as Bob Cratchit
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    Jo Mousley
    as Mrs Cratchit
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    Dan Parr
    as Fred/Young Scrooge
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    Tessa Parr
    as Ghost of Christmas Past
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    Robert Pickavance
    as Scrooge
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    Susan Twist
    as Mrs Dilber/Mrs Fezziwig
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    Elexi Walker
    as Belle & Ghost of Christmas Present


“ fresh reinvention of a much-loved classic”

- Entertainment Focus

“ deliciously entertaining”

- North West End

“ On the wide temporary stage of the Pop-Up theatre, the production is direct and engaging, ”

- The Guardian

“ Amy Leach and Deborah McAndrew successfully inject some panto cheer, songs and dance to the Dickens classic”

- The Stage

“ Victorian London comes to Leeds in this adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic”

- What's On Stage

“ Amy Leach directs the piece expertly”


“ festive treat of an outing for all the family”

- The Reviews Hub

“ Fun, and a whole host of other stuff, for all the family”

- Northern Soul

“ this is all, quite simply, delightful. Warm festive glow guaranteed”

- Yorkshire Post

“ Light and lively”

- Always Time for Theatre

“ magical”

- Yorkshire Evening Post

“ Highly recommended ”

- British Theatre Guide

“ delightfully fun”

- Yorkshire Tots

“ A Playhouse winter warmer”

- Yorkshire Times

“ strong whole cast performances”

- Ilkley Gazette

“ new and amazing”

- Culture Vulture

Book Tickets

Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


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  • Audio Description - Audio Description
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  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors