A Christmas Carol

November 2007

Christmas Carol poster

As the day draws to a close on another Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is working in his office and insisting that his clerk, Bob Cratchit, do a full day’s work. The office is freezing as Scrooge is too miserly to spend money on fuel. Scrooge’s nephew visits to wish him a happy Christmas but still Scrooge remains grumpy and not interested in anything merry …”Bah Humbug”!

Just before Christmas 2007, PUKKA produced a real treat with their totally original production of ‘A Christmas Carol’, an all-new and original version of the traditional Christmas tale.

Later that night Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his dead partner, Jacob Marley. He tells Scrooge that he will be visited by three spirits and to take heed of the messages they bring.

The Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge back to when he was a lonely child at school then revisits his engagement to Belle, who left Scrooge when money replaced her in his heart.

The Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge the happy family life of the Cratchits, despite their poverty and the poor health of their son Tiny Tim.

The Ghost of Christmas Future shows Scrooge the misery waiting ahead brought by the death of Tiny Tim and a grave that may be his own. Terrified, Scrooge begs that he be released from this torment, that he might change this future and help set things right.

Scrooge wakes determined to change his life. Full of jollity as it is now Christmas morning, he stays true to his vow and from then on it was said that no one kept Christmas like Ebenezer Scrooge.

Written by members of our talented troupe, and full of characters you love, Christmas Carol is a tale of redemption and the triumph of the human spirit, presented as a magical blend of song and dance, humour and sadness.


Performance Photographs

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Production Photographs

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Actors

Ebenezer Scrooge
Ceris Jones

Bob Cratchit
Glenn Jones

Jasper [Scrooge’s Nephew]
Dean Matthews

Tiny Tim
Callum Connell

Mrs. Cratchit
Catherine Scott

Boy Scrooge
Joseph Mees

20’s Scrooge
Tim Reynolds

Isabel Fezziwig
Nicola Boyd-Anderson

Mr. Fezziwig
David Parker

Ghost of Christmas Past
Carmen Brookes

Ghost of Christmas present
Alun Brown

Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
David Parker [Again!]

Flora Peasewhistle [Debtor]
Suzannah Delaney

Dora Peasewhistle [Debtor]
Jamie-Lee Brennan

Jemima Scrooge
Hayley Jefferies

Jacob Marley
Duncan Creasey

Miss. Fintley [School Mistress]
Emma Messer

Joanna [Jasper’s Wife]
Marged Simpson

Mr. Crabb [Shopkeeper]
David Parker [And again!!]

The Cratchit Children
Charlotte Milne
Mari Kingsley
Jemima Scott
Nikolas Pateras
Mitchell Thorngate
Isabel Sydenham

Dancers

Nicola Boyd-Anderson [Choreographer], Jenny Hunt,
Rachel Shankland, Amy Bruno, Louise Ball,
Charlotte Groves, Abi Anderson, Charlotte Hodgkinson.

Petite Dancers

Katy Gibbs, Lamara Dennis, Molly Fifield, Harriet Knowles,
Emma Learing, Chloe Lipscomb, Molly Rogers,
Teah Thompson, Abigail Sims, Megan Woolmer

Chorus

Paige O’Sullivan, Rose Bird, Linda Groves, Audrey Saunders,
Heather Dennis, Alison Heard, Joanna Thomas-Simpson,
Alice Morgan, Georgia Graham, Bethan Thorngate,
Rebecca Arcos, Megan Harrington-John

The Fabulous PUKKA Petites

Holly Allison, Sacha Atkinson, Megan Blake,
Anna Browning, Josie Farnam, Olivia Griffiths,
Megan Howard, Alice Lloyd-Selby, Lucy Mills,
Amelia Mitchem, Beth Norman, Atlanta Pateras,
Lucy Rogers, Seren Rose, Chloe Sargent, Ophelia Scott,
Arianne Thompson, Bethan Weeks, Rhys Woolmer

 Band

Ben Davies
Musical Director/Performance
Keyboard

David Winterbottom
Keyboard

Mike Sunderland
Percussion

Production Team

Written by
Sarah Benlican
Dot Connell
Dean Matthews
Glenn Jones

Director – Sarah Benlican

Lighting and Sound Director – Calum Small

Assistant Lighting Director – Aimée Newton

Costumes – Sue & Kath Williams (CostumeWOW)

Publicity – Kath Williams


Re-live the Magic

You won’t find these in the shops

If you would like to order a DVD or Audio CD of Christmas Carol phone 01446 400674

Christmas Carol DVD £10

[If posted out £12]

 

Audio CD

Highlights from A Christmas Carol

Original Cast Recording £5

[If posted out £5.50]

Highlights from rehearsal. A piano recording of Sunday 25th November rehearsal – most of us down with ‘manflu’!!

As we wrote this all ourselves we thought it would be a nice memento to make a recording of some of the songs. This however is not studio quality – it was a rehearsal, so just be warned, it’s a bit ropey in places – but we hope you enjoy it anyway and that it at least gives you a taste of this magical tale.

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