A Christmas Carol

Production details

  • Venue
  • The Shaw Theatre
  • Production company
  • Hidden Pearl Productions
  • Performance dates
  • 19 Dec 2006–12 Jan 2007
  • Written by
  • Charles Dickens
  • Adapted & directed by
  • Chris Pickles
  • Composer & musical supervisor
  • Paul Knight
  • Associate director
  • Ken Bentley
  • Set and puppet design
  • Maureen Freedman
  • Costume design
  • Adrian Lillie
  • Lighting design
  • Derek Carlyle
  • Musical director
  • Richard Mark
  • Choreography
  • Michael Rouse
  • Producer
  • Crispin Harris
  • Associate producer
  • Jo Mackey
  • Assistant to the producer
  • Ken Bentley
  • Production manager
  • Derek Carlyle
  • DSM
  • Jo Strickland
  • ASM
  • Amber Elliott
  • Marketing consultant
  • David Shepherd
  • Press
  • Impressive PR
  • Production photography
  • Asa Goldschmied
  • Puppet makers
  • Antoinette Brown
  • Clio Brown
  • Janine Cooper
  • Mahni Dare
  • Elves n Elements
  • Maureen Freedman
  • Bonita Lubbe
  • Matthew Richards
  • Barry Saltman
  • Tinka Slavicek
  • Roxane Steen
  • Tarryn Thomson
  • Elizabeth Thompson

Creative Team

  • Written by
  • Charles Dickens
  • Adapted & Directed by
  • Chris Pickles
  • Composer & Musical Supervisor
  • Paul Knight
  • Associate Director
  • Ken Bentley
  • Set and Puppet Design
  • Maureen Freedman
  • Costume Design
  • Adrian Lillie
  • Lighting Design
  • Derek Carlyle
  • Musical Director
  • Richard Mark
  • Choreography
  • Michael Rouse

Production Team

  • Producer
  • Crispin Harris
  • Associate Producer
  • Jo Mackey
  • Assistant to the Producer
  • Ken Bentley
  • Production Manager
  • Derek Carlyle
  • Deputy Stage Manager
  • Jo Strickland
  • Assistant Stage Manager
  • Amber Elliott
  • Marketing Consultant
  • David Shepherd
  • Press
  • Impressive PR
  • Production Photography
  • Asa Goldschmied
  • Puppet Makers
  • Antoinette Brown
  • Clio Brown
  • Janine Cooper
  • Mahni Dare
  • Elves n Elements
  • Maureen Freedman
  • Bonita Lubbe
  • Matthew Richards
  • Barry Saltman
  • Tinka Slavicek
  • Roxane Steen
  • Tarryn Thomson
  • Elizabeth Thompson

Cast

  • Ian Bass
  • Dermot Canavan
  • Nicholas Chambers
  • Henry Everett
  • Nigel Lister
  • Richard Mark
  • Kali Peacock
  • Michael Rouse

Synopsis

It’s Christmas Eve 1843 and Jacob Marley visits Ebeneezer Scrooge. There’s only one problem. Marley is dead.

Hidden Pearl Productions presents The Company of Actors in a faithful adaptation of Dickens’s text. The world of Tiny Tim, the Ghosts and all Dickens’s other marvellous characters is brought to life with songs and life size puppets.

Photograph: Piers Allardyce

Henry Everett is perfectly cast as Ebeneezer, scaring the children in the audience more than some of the ghosts.
— The Stage