Get Festive With Cratchit Tickets At London's Park Theatre | Kidadl
A new take on the most-loved Charles Dickens classic, take the journey with Bob Cratchit with his Christmas future. Get your Cratchit Park Theatre tickets now.

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What to expect

In the freezing cold of London, Ebenezer Scrooge was not the only one who was visited by ghosts on an eerie Christmas Eve. Bob Cratchit will see three ghosts, too. In this play, a new take on the classic Dickens story, the story follows the time-bending journey via Christmas Future with Bob Cratchit. A play that was filmed, streamed, and released in December 2020 from the Old Red Lion Theatre, it received great acclaim and is now getting its much deserved live world premiere of Cratchit at Park Theatre, London. After watching Bob Cratchit, a Christmas Carol will never feel the same. Book your tickets now!

About Cratchit

What is Cratchit about?

On a bitterly cold winter in London, there were actually two people visited by ghosts on a bleak and haunted Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge and Bob Cratchit. Based on the popular Dickens character, the play takes Cratchit on a time-bending journey via Christmas Future.

The word 'cratch' means 'to eat heartily', so Dickens probably named the clerk Cratchit as the family had a feast on Christmas.

In the book, Bob Cratchit is the underpaid abused clerk of Scrooge. When Cratchit asks his employer for leave on Christmas day, Scrooge denies it and threatens to cut his pay, but later allows Cratchit his family time on the condition that he must be back first thing in the morning the next day. Scrooge is portrayed to be too miserly in the book, and that is the reason Cratchit and his family live in poverty. Despite this, Cratchit is grateful, happy, and content on Christmas Eve. Tim Cratchit (Tiny Tim), Cratchit's son, is sick and crippled and the Ghost of Christmas Present (one among the three ghosts) declares that he will die as the family cannot provide proper treatment for his health.

After the turn of events on the bitterly cold winter morning of Christmas, Scrooge changes his ways and promises to take care of Bob's wages and family. Scrooge gave a grand turkey to Cratchit. Cratchit was poor, not just because Scrooge did not pay him, but also because he wanted a lavish lifestyle and spent all his money. Cratchit, however, loves Scrooge and even toasts him on Christmas night.

This classic tale is the one children will enjoy and the best way to experience this is in the theatre. Book your Cratchit tickets now.

What age is Cratchit suitable for?

The play at Park Theatre, London is suitable for 11+.

How long is Cratchit?

The runtime of Cratchit is 90 minutes, and there is no interval.

Who are the members of the Cratchit family?

In this poverty-stricken house of London, Bob is joined by Mrs Cratchit, Martha Cratchit, who is the eldest daughter, Belinda Cratchit who is the second daughter, Peter Cratchit who is the heir to everything, and Tiny Tim.

Who is in Cratchit's cast?

The show is written and directed by Alexander Knott. He is known for his other shows like Private Peaceful at Bristol Old Vic. Bob Cratchit is played by John Dagleish and Martha Cratchit is played by Freya Sharp.

Directions, Venue Info, And Attendee FAQs

Where is the Park Theatre?

The address of the venue is Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP.

How do I get to the theatre?

It is quite easy to reach Park Theatre, London. If you are taking a car to the theatre from London, the shortest route will be to take the A4200 and A503. You can also alternatively choose Liverpool Road to reach the theatre in London.

London is well connected with the Tube network, so you can also choose to travel by Tube with the nearest station to the Park Theatre being Finsbury Park Tube Station. It is a four-minute walk from the station to the theatre.

There are also numerous bus services such as 19, 253, 29, W3, W7 working both day and night, that you can avail to reach the destination.

Where can I park at the Park Theatre?

Parking is limited as on-street parking is available in the area, but with a maximum stay of two hours.

The parking might become overcrowded during matchdays for Arsenal Football Club.

Where are the toilets at the Park Theatre?

There are numerous toilets all over the theatre, with two accessible toilets available too.

Is the Park Theatre accessible?

The lower ground and first floor have two disabled access toilets with baby changing facilities. Wheelchair spaces are available too. Headsets are available to amplify the sound if needed. You can ask the staff to register a headset for you.

Where can I eat nearby?

There are many options for you and your family to enjoy a hearty meal. Options like My Cottage Cafe, Pasta Remoli Finsbury Park, Tenmaru, The Terrace Cafe, and E-Mono can be great places to have a bite to eat.

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