The Opera Club performed A Christmas Carol at the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill from November 14th to 17th, 2012, directed by Kevin Stuart with Jamie Cordell as Musical Director and Shash Rault as Choreographer.
A CD of nearly 400 photos from the show taken by Mick Mercer at the Technical and Dress rehearsals is now available to cast members and friends at a cost of £6.50 (plus £1.00 postage if you won't see Lynda in the near future!).
For full details and to order your CD, contact Lynda Barrett (Production Secretary) by email via this link (by link...).
|A Beadle||Joe Murphy|
|Three Charity Men||Adrian Martin, David Brown, John Rapley|
|Mr Smythe||Kevin Stuart|
|Grace Smythe||Becky Bond|
|Mrs Cratchit||Christine Bickley|
|Tiny Tim||Carl Lock|
|Fred Anderson||Jonathan Ford|
|Ghost of Christmas Past (Lamplighter)||Philippa Hogg|
|Ghost of Christmas Present (Sandwich Board Man)||Mark Nicholson|
|Ghost of Christmas Future (Blind Old Hag)||Jolanda Adams|
|Mrs Mops||Debbie Martin|
|Marley's Acolytes||Jess Allen, Lucy Shippam, Alice McDonough, Chris Powell, Tom Allen, Martin Rawlings, Keir Gilbert-Halladey, Jamie McFadden, Joe Shippam|
|Scrooge at 8||Alex Smith|
|Fan at 6||Alice French|
|Scrooge's Father||Adrian Martin|
|Scrooge's Mother||Jane Hogg|
|Mr Hawkins||Terry Browning|
|Scrooge at 12||Jacob Carter, Ross McFadden|
|Girl Factory Worker||Izzi Crocker|
|Fan at 10||Charlotte Roberts|
|Young Ebenezer||Michael Saunders|
|Young Marley||Chris Powell|
|Mrs Fezziwig||Lynda Barrett-Mercer|
|Three Grannies||Jess Allen, Lucy Shippam, Fiona Dunbar|
|Sally Anderson||Julia Rogers|
|Two Undertakers||Jane Hogg, Gemma Murphy|
|Old Joe||Joe Murphy|
|Panto Girls||Jess Allen, Lucy Shippam, Philippa Hogg, Kat Green, Julia Rogers, Kira Couzens, Holly Fisher, Eli Morris, Alice McDonough|
|Four Elves||Annabel Boe Booker, Izzi Crocker, Ella Hamlin, Charlotte Roberts|
|Fezziwig Party People - Upper Class||Joe Murphy, Debbie Williams, Terry Browning, Jolanda Adams, Nick Hughes, Debbie Martin, David Brown, Gemma Murphy, John Rapley, Christine Bickley, Gabriel Moody, Kerry Moody|
|Fezziwig Party People - Middle Class||Tom Allen, Jane Hogg, Chris Powell, Alice McDonough, Keir Gilbert-Halladey, Kira Couzens, Kevin Wood, Lynda Barrett-Mercer, Michael Saunders, Kat Green, Mark Nicholson, Fiona Dunbar, Josh Bull, Becky Bond, Mattie Gilbert-Halladey, Martin Rawlings, Holly French, Lalita Francis-Bird, Ross McFadden, Charlotte Roberts, Annabel Boe Booker, Jacob Carter, Ella Hamlin, Eli Morris, Collette Tierney|
|Fezziwig Party People - Lower Class||Joe Shippam, Julia Rogers, Ian Lambert, Michelle McDonough, Nick Rogers, Holly Fisher, Adrian Martin, Katie Butterworth, Jamie McFadden, Kristie Kear, Alex Smith, Alice French, Carl Lock, Izzi Crocker, Jack Butler, Jess Allen, Lucy Shippam|
About 'A Christmas Carol'
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens, Based on the story by Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens’ classic gets the full Broadway treatment by the Broadway team of Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid), Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical) and Mike Okrent (Crazy For You, Me and My Girl).
Called by The New York Times a tonic for adults, and for children a transfixing journey, this spectacular musical extravaganza ran for ten years at Madison Square Garden, complete with falling snow, exuberant dances by famed choreographer Susan Stroman, flying ghosts and a magnificent set which recreated the streets, graveyards, homes and buildings of Dickensian London.
In 2004, this version became the basis of an NBC Hallmark Entertainment special (teleplay adaptation by Lynn Ahrens) featuring Kelsey Grammer as Scrooge, and an array of stars including Jason Alexander, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Geraldine Chaplin, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ruthie Henshall. But even without starry casts and spectacular trappings, A Christmas Carol retains its emotional power and pure joy, thanks to the marvelously-told story by Ockrent and Ahrens, and the Menken/Ahrens score filled with beautiful melodies and emotional lyrics.