Cast announced for Fitzrovia's Christmas Carol

Reporter: Robin Johnson, first published Wed 30 Nov 2016 12:46
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Casting has been announced for The Fitzrovia Radio Hour’s unique take on Charles Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol at The Vaults, Waterloo.

The cast includes Archers regular Michael Lumsden, who is best known for playing Alistair Lloyd in the BBC Radio 4 series.

The show will also star Alix Dunmore, a founding member of the Fitzrovia Radio Hour, as well as returning company members William Findley and Dorothea Myer-Bennett alongside newcomer Samuel Collings.

The festive classic A Christmas Carol is reimagined as a 1940s-style radio drama, which broadcasts live from the theatre across the mighty British Empire.  Fighting off visitations from more ghosts than they bargained for, can the multi-tasking cast keep the spiffing sounds and varied inhabitants of Victorian London alive for the duration of the broadcast?

Spectacular sound effects created live, cut-glass accents, sharp suits and of course a good helping of spooky ghosts combine to create a unique alternative festive entertainment, in the intimate surroundings of The Vaults under Waterloo station, specially adapted to include the option of cabaret seating for fearless audience members, and a festive welcome treat for everyone to get the traditional Christmas spirit flowing straight away.

Playing at The Vaults from Tuesday 6 December to Friday 30 December, the Fitzrovia Radio Hour are an acclaimed troupe whose period charms have worked wonders on venues including Shakespeare’s Globe, Wilton’s Music Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, as well as a sell-out West End season. Miraculously, their audiences all survived a recent adaptation of Dracula, and hopefully the same will be true of this strictly limited four-week festive romp.

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