Production 177 A Christmas Carol

A Christmas CarolBy Charles Dickens, A contemporary version by Nick Moore

Performed on Thu 12th to Sat 14th December 2006 at The Kilshawe Theatre

 

 

 

 

The Cast

The Cast

Ebenezer Scrooge Duncan Currie
Bob Cratchit Fred Sawyer
Fred Jonathan Howlett
Mrs Pride Diana Grossmann
Mrs Joy Anne Henson
Jane Cratchit Sarah Bettles
Tim Cratchit Alex Currie
Doctor Rebecca Prime/Linda Mewes
Jacob Marley George Elder
Ghost of Christmas Past Lynne Frackleton
Young Scrooge Alex Grossmann
Fran Scrooge Molly Green
Teenage Scrooge Ryan Bates
Mrs Fezziwig Mary Kettyle
Charlotte Lucy Marsh
Ghost of Christmas Present Faye Rye
Edith Lucy Marsh
Ghost of Christmas Future Bethany Hall-Newton
Mourners Diana Grossmann & Jonathan Howlett
Undertaker Ryan Bates
Cleaner Molly Green
Tailor Mary Kettyle
Child Erin Pinfold
Carol Singers Erin Pinfold (Rose Seller), Alexandra Rye (Cranberry Seller), Jessica Watson (Crepe Seller), Rosie Phillips (Rose Seller), Georgia Peacock (Cranberry Seller), Kesia Inkersole (Crepe Seller)& Gabriella Rye
Dancers Castle Community School

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Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

A Christmas Carol

George Elder as Jacob Marley & Duncan Currie as Ebenezer Scrooge

Captivating Performance by Guild Players

The Guild Players’ latest offering, A Christmas Carol – a contemporary adaptation, captivated the audience. We were entertained by a highly motivated cast and crew really working well as a team. There was clever use of stage, scenery, effects and theatre space. The whole production flowed well with scene changes efficiently orchestrated with attention diverted by a small choir walking through the audience singing carols. Duncan Currie produced a characterisation of Ebenezer Scrooge which was aptly summed up through a comment I heard in the young audience, I’m glad he’s not my uncle he’s so mean. There were some truly magical and poignant moments. The duet by Ebenezer and Jacob’s ghost was comical and entertaining. The Cratchet family scenes were delivered with real sadness and the inclusion of a superbly sung ballad added to the moment. Director, Debbie Pinfold, chose to tell the story with a mix of drama, dance and song. This was one of those theatre experiences where the cast, crew and audience were having fun throughout. It is so easy to misdirect this adaptation to the point where the audience go away saddened. The Guild Players got it right and as the audience left, we did so with a truly wonderful feel-good factor.

Ian Halloway
Published in the East Kent Mercury January 4th 2007

Production Team

Production Team

Director Debbie Pinfold
Producer Lynne Frackleton
Musical Director Richard McPherson
Stage Manager Bliss Wilson
Choreographer Debbie Pinfold
Dance Coordinator Kate Hayes-Watkins
Set Construction Duncan Currie, Wayne Pointon, Fred Sawyer & Peter Wilson
Lighting David Thompson
Sound Mike Pinfold & Carol Thompson
Artwork Rebecca Murphy
Costumes Gail Pointon
Front of House Guild Players Members

Faye Rye as Ghost of Christmas Present, Duncan Currie as Ebenezer Scrooge, Johnathan Howlett as Fred & Lucy Marsh as EdithDuncan Currie as Ebenezer Scrooge & Bethany Hall-Newton as Ghost of Christmas Future