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A Christmas Carol (2020)
Written by Charles Dickens
Fri 18th December to Fri 18th December
Director – Helen Withers
Ebeneezer Scrooge – Keith Railton
Narrator, Fezziwig, Belle’s Husband, Ghost of Christmas Present, Businessman. – Pete Bagley
Narrator, Belle, Tiny Tim, Fred’s wife, Martha Cratchit, Boy – Leonie Slater
Narrator, Bob Cratchit, Ghost of Christmas Past, Pawnbroker, Businessman – Gareth Withers
Narrator, Fred, Ghost of Jacob Marley, Young Scrooge, Peter Cratchit, Businessman – Tillman Nosici
Narrator, Gentleman, Fan, Mrs Fezziwig, Mrs Cratchit, Crone – Cathryn Bowler
Carol Singer – Helen McGowan
Stage Manager – Bill Butler
Sound Designer – Becky Bartlett
Music – Gareth Withers
The Play

Join us for a special one night live online performed reading of this classic Dickens Christmas story.

Adapted to be played by six performers, it is true to the original story, centring on the mean-spirited and selfish Ebenezer Scrooge, who hates Christmas. Being visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his old business partner Jacob Marley – and then by the three ghosts (Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future), we see how the journey through time teaches Scrooge the error of his ways.

Full of the classic Dickensian lines, plus a smattering of carols, music and good cheer, this is guaranteed to fill you with the festive spirit.

EDI Information

In line with our EDI policy, we undertake an EDI impact assessment of all our artistic programming. 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens and adapted by Helen Withers does not have any specific diversity message at its centre. Casting  should be completely race/ethnicity, gender and age neutral. 


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