A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Cast & Creatives

Director Hal Chambers
1st Assistant Director Samater Ahmed
2nd Assistant Director Jack Reilly
Adaptation Michael Wicherek
Designer Sorcha Corcoran
Associate Designer Fenna de Jong
Composer
Jack Blakey
Composer Kaja Bjornvedt
Production Pip Thurlow

I thought the way the story was presented was incredible, especially considering there were only three people, the use of some of the quotes really stuck out and will be helpful for the exam as I’ll be able to remember them clearly. It was amazing.

Year 11 Student

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

The best aspects for me were that it engaged the audience, was thought-provoking, there was a good mix of emotions and it was delivered with enthusiasm and energy. The students engaged with the text and developed knowledge and understanding of it.  Thank you!

Second in English

Saint Gregory's Catholic College

I think that being able to see what the characters are feeling and the emotions behind the lines is really helpful.  This experience has really helped my English and my drama skills as well as being very entertaining.

Year 8 Student

King Edward VI High School

I think that being able to see what the characters are feeling and the emotions behind the lines is really helpful.  This experience has really helped my English and my drama skills as well as being very entertaining.

2nd in English

Northgate High School

Live Performance + Workshop

Ideally suited for Years 7,8,9,10, or 11
Performance length: 60 minutes plus optional 30 minute workshop
Audience number: approximately 150
Venue: ideally school hall with the audience on four sides

Our adaptation brings Dickens’ atmospheric Ghost Story of Christmas to life through the company’s characteristic cocktail of textual accuracy, fun, lively action, music and audience participation in order to educate, involve and inspire.  As our actors bring to life Scrooge: squeezing, wrenching, grasping, hard and sharp as flint, the audience will join him on the journey that he is forced to make through his past, present and future until laughter and goodness replace the ice in his heart.

 

Workshop

The workshop will provide the students with a further opportunity to enter fully
into both Dickens’ creativity as a writer and his concerns as a social reformer,
focusing on key quotations and scenes in an exploration of character
development and key issues such as poverty and social injustice.

Rehearsals in Residence

Box Clever Theatre Company is offering schools the exciting opportunity to host rehearsals of a
GCSE text. A Box Clever Residency will allow students access to a professional creative team as they
prepare a new production. For full benefits, click below.