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News A Christmas Carol

DIRECTOR: Marjorie Bowdler


Co-Production Managers Gayle Wellington and Camilla Harmston.

SHOW DATES 15 - 30 November 2019



A Seasonal Savoy Opera in Two Acts.


Lyrics Adapted from those of WS Gilbert.

Book adapted from Charles Dickens.

Written and Compiled by Patrick Redmond.

Published by Pavilion Music By Arrangement with David Spicer Productions



Auditions will be held at THE RIVERBANK CENTRE,

Reyburn House Lane, Whangarei on

Friday 26th July,  5.30 – 9.30pm

Saturday 27th July, 10.15am – 4.30 pm  

Sunday 28th July ,1 - 4.30pm

Phone Camilla on 02108855328 to book your 15 minute audition.

Choose a song that highlights your vocal strengths and bring with you sheet music or a backing tape.


Ebenezer Scrooge (40+)
Fred (his nephew) (20+)
Bob Cratchitt (40+)
Ghost of Christmas Past (18+)
Marley’s Ghost (40+)
Ghost of Christmas Present (18+)
Mr. Fezziwig (30+)
Tiny Tim (9-14)
Auctioneer (18+)
Young Ebenezer (9-14)
Old Joe (50+)

Ages are a guide only

Mrs. Cratchitt (30+)
Fred’s wife (20+)
Martha Cratchitt (13-19)
Belle (13-19)
Charwoman (adult)
Laundress (adult)
Charity Lady (adult)
Belinda Cratchitt (teen)

Ages are a guide only


Townspeople, street vendors, spirits, apprentices, party guests, funeral guests, etc.


On stage for about half of the show.

This production is a new stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, and includes the work of Gilbert and Sullivan.

The show takes its inspiration from the original text, and draws on the wealth of characters that people Dickens’ world, from the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, to the Ghost of Jacob Marley, the Cratchit family, Tiny Tim, Mr and Mrs Fezziwig and of course the three spirits who bring about Scrooge’s conversion.

There is a smorgasbord of songs from The Yeoman of the Guard, The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, Iolanthe, Trial by Jury, The Mikado, Patience and Ruddigore.

There are many rousing chorus numbers - with the entire cast on stage for almost half the production.