Jack Maple and Brian Zeilinger-Goode for MZG Theatre Productions and Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman in association with Bag Of Beard and Park Theatre present


Written & Directed By Alexander Knott

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All remaining performances of Cratchit have been cancelled due to cast illness. Please contact our box office team for help with your outstanding booking HERE

OffWestEnd Award Nomination: LEAD PERFORMANCE John Dagleish

OffWestEnd Award Nomination: SET DESIGN Emily Bestow



'Tonight, Bob Cratchit, you will see three ghosts...'

Olivier Award-winner John Dagleish stars as Bob Cratchit in Alexander Knott’s Cratchit, a reimagining of the well-loved tale of Ebenezer Scrooge from the perspective of Bob Cratchit. Dagleish won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Sunny Afternoon at the Hampstead Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre. He is joined by Freya Sharp as Martha Cratchit, who’s previous work includes The Bandaged Woman and Nuclear War at the Old Red Lion.

A bitterly cold winter in London Town, and as it turns out, Ebenezer Scrooge wasn’t the only person to be visited by spirits one bleak and haunted Christmas Eve. In this thrilling new twist on a beloved Dickens classic, Bob Cratchit is taken on a time-bending journey through Christmas future. Originally entitled December, the play was filmed and streamed from the Old Red Lion Theatre last year to great acclaim. Reworked, Cratchit now receives its live world premiere at Park Theatre this Christmas.

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'A festive tour de force spearheaded by a terrific John Dagleish' ★★★★★ Broadway World

'A beautifully paced two-hander with rich writing and excellent acting' ★★★★ London Theatre Reviews

'Between them Knott and Dagleish have created an unforgettable theatrical moment' ★★★★ London Living Large 

Disturbing and darkly funny... Cratchit is a must see for anyone who likes a chilling tale for Christmas' ★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions 

'Thoughtful and inventive... Dagleish is extraordinary' ★★★★ LondonTheatre1

'Well worth catching... the performances... are outstanding' ★★★★ Reviewsgate

'An aesthetically pleasing production that’s full of humour' ★★★★ Please Mind the Blog

'A play to savour in these extraordinarily challenging and difficult times.' ★★★★★ North West End 

'...may have changed the way I think about A Christmas Carol forever' ★★★★ London Pub Theatre

'This canny reimagining pushes the boundaries of storytelling and staging.' ★★★★ Theatre Weekly 

'Knott’s new play is worth treating yourself too.' Once a Week Theatre

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