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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

SPYMONKEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL enjoyed record-breaking sell-out success at Liverpool Playhouse during its run in the winter of 2018-19.

The perfect Christmas show for lovers of laughter, music and Charles Dickens’s greatest story, brought to life in splendidly festive fashion by those artists of comedic invention and madcap delight, Spymonkey.

Toby Park, Petra Massey, Aitor Basauri and Sophie Russell, alongside director Ed Gaughan, and a musical line-up including Ross Hughes and Marcus Penrose, will reprise the creative team behind the sell-out success of Mrs Hudson’s Christmas Corker at Wiltons Music Hall London in 2014.

Don your best Victorian bib-and-tucker and hold on to your stovepipe hat, as you’re whisked through Victorian London and beyond, led by the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future on a flight of theatrical fancy. ‘Not that far back, you irrepressible comedy loons!’ Mr Dickens would surely protest. ‘I’m pretty sure the Nativity story did NOT make an appearance in my Christmas Carol!’.

‘No matter!’ Scrooge will say, dancing a jig through the frozen streets, dressed only in his nightshirt, as he finally understands what Christmas is all about. And so, good friends, will we – with a tear in our eye, clutching our loved ones close about us and counting our many, many blessings!

Don’t miss this riotously good-natured musical comedy treat, bless my jiggit!

Touring Information

Spymonkey’s A Christmas Carol was a coproduction with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, and ran there 1st Dec 2018 – 8th Jan 2019.


A Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Spymonkey production


Directed by Ed Gaughan

Performed by Aitor Basauri, Petra Massey, Toby Park & Sophie Russell

Live music by Ross Hughes, Marcus Penrose & David Insua-Cao

Designed by Alice Power

Created by Ed Gaughan, Spymonkey, Matthew Crosby, Sophie Russell & Alice Power (after Charles Dickens)

Lighting Design by Colin Grenfell

Sound Design by Laura Selby for Brains & Hunch

Assistant Director Georgia Murphy

Video Gallery

Production Photos

Photography Johan Persson


Unit 7b Level 3 North, New England House,
New England St, Brighton BN1 4GH


Spymonkey is resident ensemble company at Royal & Derngate, Northampton.

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