A Christmas Carol returns to theatre

Christmas fairy-tale. Vertical background with magic book

Derby Theatre is staging a revival of Sarah Brigham’s hugely popular 2014 production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

This time the play, adapted from the classic by Neil Duffield, will be directed by Oliver O’Shea and will have a cast of eight talented actor-musicians including Gareth Williams in the central role of Ebenezer Scrooge, and Oliver Ashworth and Charlotte Workman, who are both new to Derby Theatre, as Mr and Mrs Cratchit.

Liz Jadav and James McLean will play the jovial, generous Fezziwigs, while James will also play Scrooge’s old business partner, Marley.

Reminding Scrooge of his younger self, Benedict Salter and Aimee Kwan will appear as Young Scrooge and his one-time fiancée, Belle. 

Sophia Hatfield completes the cast as the Ghost of Christmas Past.

Three teams of local young actors will alternate roles including Tiny Tim, Boy Scrooge and urchins. 

They are: Scarlett Allitt, William Brown, Fintan Buckard, Primrose Cole, Tianna Coper-Adjei, Leo Fox-White, Keisha Ghai, Chris Johnson, Kian Lucas, Eva Magee, Angelie Pantilano, Lily-May Poulton, Georgina Salwey, Thomas Slater, Lottie Stone and Freya Youngman.

The show is on from November 29-January 4. For tickets go to http://www.derbytheatre.co.uk