ECC: Families aren’t just for Christmas (6-10 Dec 2011)

 

This Christmas the ECC is offering its audience a mix of something old and something new: a mix of contemporary pieces by local authors Martin Westlake, Graham Andrews, Carrie Caunce and Conrad Toft together with some classic readings from Hans Christian Andersen, O. Henry, Sir Walter Scott and others.
There is an impressive cast, with actors old and new including Alma Forsyth, Sara Hammerton, Jenny Howard, John Howard, Janet Middleton, Rory Harvey-Kelly, Cherise Silvestri, Conrad Toft, Marion Tomkins and Richard Wells.
Together, they will take you on a journey from a 17th century Christmas, through the turn of the last century, tales of a dying parent, a first Christmas together, marital pleasure and pain and finally a trip into the future to see what Christmas might look like a hundred years from now.

 

Cast

Pat Butler

Maria (They Don’t Make Christmas Like They Used to)

Rory Harvey-Kelly

Jonathan (They Don’t Make Christmas Like They Used to)

Fionn Murray-O’Halpin

Timmy (They Don’t Make Christmas Like They Used to)

Alma Forsyth

Reader (The Gift of the Magi)

Sara Hammerton

Jenny (Countdown)

Conrad Toft

Jim (Countdown)

Jenny Howard

Reader (Christmas in India)

John Howard

Martin (A Cup of Tea / Christmas Dinner / Fish and Chips)

Cherise Silvestri

A Holly Jolly Christmas

Marion Tomkins

Reader (The Little Match Seller)

Richard Wells

Reader (A Visit from Saint Nicholas)

 

 

Crew

Marie Horner

Director (They Don’t Make Christmas Like They Used to)

Graham Andrews

Author (They Don’t Make Christmas Like They Used to)

Carrie Caunce

Author (A Holly Jolly Christmas)

Conrad Toft

Author (Countdown)

Martin Westlake

Author (A Cup of Tea / Christmas Dinner / Fish and Chips)

Sue Botterell

Stage Manager

Martin Kirk

Lights/sound

Janet Middleton

Front of House

Conrad Toft

Producer, box office, design