A Christmas Carol

December 2008

Christmas Eve, 1851

A mean-spirited, miserly old man named Ebeneezer Scrooge sits in his counting-house on a frigid Christmas Eve. His clerk, Bob Cratchit, shivers in the anteroom because Scrooge refuses to spend money on heating coals for a fire. Scrooge’s nephew, Fred, pays his uncle a visit and invites him to his annual Christmas party. Two portly gentlemen also drop by and ask Scrooge for a contribution to their charity. Scrooge reacts to the holiday visitors with bitterness and venom, spitting out an angry “Bah! Humbug!” in response to his nephew’s “Merry Christmas!”

Need we say more?


Narrator – Lynda Collins

Ebeneezer Scrooge – Lol Smith

Bob Cratchit – Adam Hillier

Jacob Marley – Richard Fitt

Fred – Robbie Brittain

Mr Williams – Lawrence Allwright

Mrs Foster – Julie Allwright

Ghost Of Christmas Past – Melanie Smith

Ghost Of Christmas Present – Ian Francis

Ghost Of Christmas Future – The Unknown

Young Fan (Buckden Only) – Deborah Jarvis

Young Fan (St Neots Only) – Rhiannon Benevento

Fezziwig – Richard Simons

Belle Melina – La Firenze

Belle’s Daughter (Buckden Only) – Brittany Martillo

Belle’s Daughter (St Neots Only) – Paige Wiseman

Belle’s Husband – Colin Cowx

Mrs Cratchit – Natasha Woodcraft

Peter Cratchit / Ben (St Neots Only) – James Allwright

Belinda Cratchit (Buckden Only) – Matilda Haymes

Belinda Cratchit (St Neots Only) – Saffie Usher

Tiny Tim / Jenkins (Buckden Only) – Zack Guest

Tiny Tim / Jenkins (St Neots Only) – Tom Francis

Topper – Martin Findlay

Betsy – Katie Dunston

Angela – Sian Francis

Want (Buckden Only) – Judith Jarvis

Want (St Neots Only) – Katie Allwright

Ignorance / Young Scrooge / Toby Fish – Ben Fletcher

Old Joe – Les Roberts

Mrs Dibler – Lauren Bachman

Girl in The Street – Laura Collins

Girl In The Street – Becky Smith

Carol Singers – Rebecca Hendle, Katy Leach, Hannah Caw, Megan Caw, Becky Smith, Natasha Fisher, Abi Guest, Laura Collins



Directed and Adapted by Brendan Sheppard

Assistant Director – Glenys Shaw

Carol Singer Tutor – Marina Coleman-Rivers

Production Managers – Richard Fitt & Brendan Sheppard

Stage Manager – Jonathan Shadlock

Choreographer – Yvette Curtin

Lighting Designer – Simon Yapp

Sound Manager – Matthew Dilley

Sound Assistant – Richard Bland

Music – Iilan Eshkeri

Costume Designer – Susan Smith

Properties – Georgie Fay

Make-Up Artist – Tessa Johnson

Assistant Make-Up Artist – Vivien Ward

Publicity Manager – Ian Francis

Front of House Manager – Ian Jackson