Christmas Carol – 1981

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Adapted by Tony Giddings

Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th December 1981

The Civic Hall, Trowbridge

Charles Dickens classic Christmas Tale. Ebenezer Scrooge is a penny-pinching miser of the first degree. He cares nothing for the people around him and mankind exists only for the money that can be made through exploitation and intimidation. He particularly detests Christmas which he views as ‘a time for finding yourself a year older, and not an hour richer’. Scrooge is visited, on Christmas Eve, by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley who died seven Christmas Eves ago. Marley, a miser from the same mould as Scrooge, is suffering the consequences in the afterlife and hopes to help Scrooge avoid his fate. He tells Scrooge that he will be haunted by three spirits. These three spirits, the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, will show him the error of his ways.

Directed
by
Tony Giddings

Cast

Prologue

Alf

Freda

Woman Shopper

Mother

1st Girl

2nd Girl

Main Cast

Ebeneezer Scrooge

Bob Crachit

Fred

1st Charitable Lady

2nd Charitable Lady

The Ghost of Jacob Marley

The Ghost of Christmas Past

Scrooge as a Boy

Scrooge’s Sister

Schoolmaster

Mr. Fezziwig

Mrs. Fezziwig

Scrooge as a Young Man

Belle as a Young Woman

The Ghost of Christmas Present

Pie Seller

Man in Street

Tiny Tim

Dora

Topper

Emily

Mrs. Crachit

Peter Cratchitt

Belinda Cratchitt

Martha Cratchitt

The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

1st Business Man

2nd Business Man

3rd Business Man

Undertaker’s Man

1st Woman

2nd Woman

Joe

Debtor

Debtor’s Wife

Urchin Boy

Fiddler



Walter Vowles

Ruby Goldsmith

Betty Francis

Angela Giddings

Sarah Hoar

Tessa French



Malcolm Harris

Paul Nichols

Clive James

June James

Pat Clarke

Tom Ludlow

Penny Prosser


Paul Daniels

Sarah Harris

John Williams

Steve Alsop

Ann Fisher

Allan Francis

Julie Wiseby

Graham Cross


Walter Vowles

John Williams

Stuart Ellis

Angela Martin

Richard Havergal

Virginia Havergal

Shirley Nicholls

Matthew Harris

Anna Clarke

Kim Law

Frances Julier


Tom Ludlow

Bob Bryant

John Williams

Allan Francis

Betty Francis

Lilian Bainton

Steve Alsop

Graham Cross

Ann Andrews

Sean Andrews

Bev Doel