A Christmas Carol, Morgan Lloyd Malcom’s adaptation of Charles’ Dickens’ classic, has revealed casting.
The show is running from 2 December 2022 until 2 January 2023 at Rose Theatre Kingston.
With a new score by Eamonn O’Dwyer and the direction signed by Rosie Jones, A Christmas Carol is a heart-warming journey of self-discovery, generosity, and forgiveness.
Penny Layden will play the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, accompanied by Killian Macardle (as Bob Cratchit//Fezziwig/Marley), Natasha Magigi (as Pawnbroker/Mrs. Cratchit/), Elexi Walker (as Dickens) and Lizzie Winkler (as Elizabeth/Ghost of Christmas Present).
The company also features a wealth of local talent from Rose Youth Theatre, performing in two alternate casts.
They include Viola Johnson and Lily Rowell (as Maud), Jemima Leason and Luke Groarke (as Jojo), Alex Forster and Amelie Abbott (as Robin), Jacob Towey and Tom Hardman (as Fred), Isobel Whurr and Chloe Nichols (as Ghost of Christmas Past), Scarlett Coburn and Ellie Searle (as Young Ebbie), Benjamin Haxton and Elliot Shepherd (as Young Edmund), Cathra Plant and Isla Griffiths (as Young Fan), Holly Schofield and Penny Bennet (as Apprentice Scrooge/Ricky), Darcey Abel and Jasmine Procter-Tarabanov (as Allie/Martha Cratchit), Amelia Forster and Silvia Shea (as Eddie/Ernie Cratchit), Isabella Quijano and Alice Young (as Spike/Vic Cratchit), Jack Fernie and Skylar Muwonge (as Caroline), Sally Page and Summer Toibayeva (as Micky), Audrey Johnston and Sam Step (as Alex/Stevie), Louie McKillop and Max Middleton (as Billy), Florence Datta and Tait Walsingham (as Jack), Ted Cullen and Nico Ozag (as Frankie/August), Jasmine Duman and Atticus Wright (as Kit) and Ren Walsingham (as Bobby).
The adaptor and playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm said:
“I am so excited to have had the chance to make this show. I adore the original story and making a version for the Rose Theatre with its rich tradition of including a large ensemble of young people has been such a fun exercise in joy and Christmassy vibes! The whole creative team are so brilliant and this will be a festive feast for audiences young and old.”
The full company and creative team members are to be announced.
A Christmas treat for the whole family!