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!”

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Cast

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 Cox

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

Crew

Production Managers

Richard Fitt & Brendan Sheppard

Director/Story Adaptation

Brendan Sheppard

Assistant Director

Glenys Shaw

Stage Manager

Jonathan Shadlock

Carol Singer Tutor

Marina Coleman-Rivers

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

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