Farndale…A Christmas Carol

The cast of 'A Christmas Carol' 2012

One to ward off those January blues, this hilarious take on the traditional Christmas Carol should have drama purists quaking in their shoes!

The title alone demands a certain fortitude of character…. (take a deep breath) ….”The Farndale Avenue¬†Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol”.

The cast also have something of a challenge, playing characters playing other characters badly, not to mention the vocal off-stage interruptions of passing taxi drivers and late night radio shows…

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Junior


The Warehouse


5th – 7th January 2012


  • Gordon – Rob Tripp
  • Thelma – Julie Hook
  • Mrs Reece – Anne White
  • Felicity – Jemima Phillips
  • Mercedes – Carol Pitman
  • Voices – Colin Clare & Paul Gorsuch

Production Team

  • Director – Derek Sawtell
  • Assistant Director – Richard Hook
  • Stage Manager – Alan Knight
  • Prompt – Julia Booth
  • Properties – Dennis Dunford & Ralph Wheeler
  • Wardrobe – Dennis Dunford
  • Lighting Design – Rachael Knight
  • Sound – Alan Knight

Front of House

Julie Knight, Gina Huntley, Dave Beeston, Cathrin Dunford, Ann Sawtell, Rachel Turberville-Smith, Deborah Walton, Mandy Grafton, Barbara Thomas and Monica Donahue.

Production Photos

Nick Johnson


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  1. Sarah Karaviotis January 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    A great light-hearted giggle! I thought Anne was perfectly cast as the ‘Hyacinth Bucket’ mainstay and Farndale Director, Mercedes in her neck brace was hilarious (loved her northern accent – perfect!) and Thelma (played by Julie Hook) made a valiant effort to keep the whole thing together. I also really enjoyed Rob Tripp’s strong performance. The set design, while deliberately capturing the ‘women’s institute jumble sale’ feel, offered some very nice touches. The see-through ‘backstage’ effect was particularly effective.

  2. Rachel Turberville-Smith January 20, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    Lots of laughs and a really entertaining evening.