Casting and new dates have been announced for A Christmas Carol at Newbury’s The Watermill Theatre.
A Christmas Carol will play to socially distanced audiences between Thursday 3 December to Sunday 3 January.
Actor musicians Pete Ashmore and Tilly-Mae Millbrook will star as ‘Scrooge’ and ‘The Narrator’ respectively.
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Adapted by Danielle Pearson, directed by Georgie Staight and designed by Isobel Nicolson, A Christmas Carol will see the cast working together as joint Musical Directors in order to create a magical festive soundscape. Lighting is designed by Harry Armytage with sound design by Tom Marshall and costume design by Emily Barratt.
A teaser shares: “It’s Christmas Eve, and whilst London is alive with festive cheer and seasonal goodwill, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge grows meaner by the minute. A heartless money lender, who cares more about counting his coins than for his fellow man, Scrooge despises Christmas and everything to do with it.
“But will a timely visit from the haunting ghosts of Christmas past, present and future change his wicked ways before it’s too late?
“Two actor-musicians introduce us to Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of extraordinary characters as you have never seen them before in a festive retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale.”
The Watermill’s Artistic Director, Paul Hart said, “I’m incredibly proud that once again the team here will be opening a show so quickly – in fact we’ll be open the very next day after restrictions are lifted and hope to welcome as many audiences as is safely possible over the Christmas period.
“Despite everything this year we’ve still managed to launch five new productions, welcoming 3438 audience members, 1774 outreach participants and employing 79 talented freelancers. I think we all need some Christmas joy more than ever and I’ve no doubt this production will deliver exactly that in a bold and innovative new version of this perennial favourite.”
The Watermill will operate at reduced capacity with social distancing and other safety measures in place.
Picture credit: Philip Tull