Reading Rep Theatre has announced the cast for its upcoming production of A Christmas Carol.
The venue will stage the world premiere of Beth Flintoff’s new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic this festive period.
Beth Eyre plays Belle, Dave Fishley plays Scrooge, Samuel Kyi plays Fred/Young Scrooge/Prisoner/Alfred Palmer, Rose McPhilemy plays Bobbie Cratchit/Ghost of Christmas Past/Kitty and Rick Romero plays Palmer Senior/Hopkins/Fezziwig/Ghost of Christmas Present/Howard Palmer/Prison Guard
Artistic Director Paul Stacey directs with Anna Lewis (Designer), Joe Dines (Sound Designer), Simeon Miller (Lighting Designer) and Sheree Paton (Costumer Designer and Supervisor).
A fire is crackling, a hot chocolate brewing, and there is a ghost (or two) ready to tell you a story…
Ebenezer Scrooge is the miserable boss of Huntley and Palmers, Reading’s world-famous biscuit company. With a little help from Christmas Past, Present and Future, will he be able to feel the festive joy this year? Step back in time with your favourite characters and enjoy the whimsy and wonder of this yuletide production, drawn from the cobbled streets of Reading.
A Christmas Carol runs at Reading Rep Theatre from 3 December to 31 December with tickets available online here.
Accompanying the production will be Reading Rep’s largest ever participatory project, Dear Mr Scrooge, which aims to bring literature to life through performing arts, encouraging creative expression for some of Reading’s communities who find it hardest to access the arts.
The project will engage over 300 participants across Reading including an SEN school, 5 primary schools, Bounce Back 4 Kids and Purley Park Trust, who will create their own versions of Dicken’s timeless tale.