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A Vintage Christmas – pictures from A Christmas Carol

On Saturday the Corn Exchange in Dorchester hosted a fabulous performance of A Christmas Carol by amateur theatre group Dorchester Drama. A spot of vintage theatre is exactly the ticket to get into the Christmas spirit.

Steve Atkins‘ fabulous photographs give a flavour of the drama (do contact him if you want a picture) but you had to be there to get the full affect of this traditional victorian epic – it was stupendous! Well done Dorchester Drama!

Scrooge overlooks Jacob Marley's coffin

Scrooge overlooks Jacob Marley's coffin

This adaptation of Charles Dickens’ famous Christmas novel was directed by Anne Reeve with Trevor Williams taking the lead role as Scrooge supported by Vince Jones as Bob Cratchitt and Jack Dunne as Tiny Tim. The whole cast were fantastic and I especially loved the Chorus and the children – very evocative!

The closing scenes from Dorchester Dramas' performance of A Christmas Carol

Scrooge is saved and it begins to snow

We can’t wait to find out what Dorchester Drama does next. Follow their news on Facebook HERE


A Christmas Carol

If you’re looking for a pre-christmas piece of theatre to get you in the Christmas spirit… Dorchester Drama are performing “A Christmas Carol” at the Corn Exchange, Dorchester between Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th November

Dorchester Drama is an amateur theatre group who treat the local people of Dorchester to around three productions a year in venues around the town. This highly charged festive performance of A Christmas Carol is an adaption by John Mortimer and is directed by Anne Reeve.

picture of the actors who are performing in A Christmas Carol

Trevor Williams, Sam Kelly & Jack Dunne

Tickets are £8 in advance (£9 on the door) and £5 for children and under 18s. Now available from Words Etcetera, Cornhill, Dorchester or phone 01305 257694

The Dorset Echo recently interviewed Anne and include more details of the production on their “Stage” discussions online.

Doors open 7.30pm


Published by annie, on 10th November 2010 at 8:37 pm. Filled under: Christmas,Vintage Activities,Vintage Arts,Vintage Events Tags: , , , , , , , Comments Off on A Christmas Carol