A Christmas Carol

8th December 2011 - 7th January 2012

The North Wall Arts Centre


Creation’s first Christmas outing to the award winning (and cosy) North Wall Arts Centre in Summertown was full of warmth, laughter and Christmas cheer. Spooked by the rattling chains of the long-dead Jacob Marley, tickled by the platform boots of The Ghost of Christmas Present and won over by our young actors playing Tiny Tim and Martha we brought a Christmas stocking full of festive magic to Oxford in 2011.

Our favourite french chef Michel was on hand as ever serving up delicious crepes and we searched high and low for a talented Community Chorus to sing at every show.

“… This show didn’t seem to miss anything in terms of audience satisfaction. The set was superb, containing a huge clock in the middle of the stage, which moved to mark the change in time. The costumes and make-up, and even a snow fall at the end of the show completed a flawless performance. Creation’s A Christmas Carol is one of the most enjoyable shows of this year; don’t miss out on a night full of merriment and Christmas cheer!”
Gemma Callaghan, Daily Info

“… The actors seem to be genuinely enjoying themselves in this production, and the addition of young performers from Creation’s drama club makes it extra-festive. A Christmas show to warm the heart of any miser.”
Andrew Blades, The Stage

“… Yes: only six-strong, and there is not a single weak link. Central is Noel White as Scrooge, which leaves a mere 15 other roles to be played by five actors. Outstanding among them are James Burton and Caroline Devlin. Burton is horribly effective as Scrooge’s dead partner, Jacob Marley — splendidly camp as Mr Fezziwig and literally monumental as the Ghost of Christmas Present.
Nick Utechin, The Oxford Times

Director: Charlotte Conquest
Producer: David Parrish

Cast
Scrooge – Noel White
Fred, Mrs Fezziwig, George – John Addision
Bob Cratchit, Young Scrooge, Topper – James Bolt
Marley, Ghost of Christmas Present, Mr Fezziwig – James Burton
Emily Cratchit, Ghost of Christmas Past, Mrs Dilber – Caroline Devlin
Belle, Elizabeth, Caroline – Anna Glynn
Tiny Tim – Bonnie Coughlan, Joseph Stewart, Sam Wallis
Martha Cratchit – Christabel Cane, Lola Fabian-Hurst, Freya Pentz

Artistic Team
Co-designer – Neil Irish
Co-designer – Sarah Bacon
Lighting Designer – Ashley Bale
Assistant Lighting Designer – Sarah Choules
Sound Designer – Matt Eaton
Movement Director – Vanessa Cook
Composer – Alex Silverman
Musical Director – Matt Winkworth
Writer, Dramaturg, Lyricist – Timothy Knapman
Writer, collaborator – Richard Kidd
Writer, collaborator – Conor McReynolds

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