Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play

by Paul Nugent

Based on Orson Welles’ radio play version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

World Premiere

December 22-23, 2012

Marlay House Ballroom, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham

Director Moira Walsh

Cast

Orson Welles (Scrooge) Paul Nugent
Joe Cotten (Bob Cratchit) Cillian O’Donnachadha
Arlene Francis (Belle) Tara McKeever
George Coulouris (Marley) Alan Walsh
Benny Anna Nugent
Agnes Moorhead (Christmas Past) Noni Stapleton
Ernest Chappell Eoghan McLaughlin

Crew

Stage Manager Baz Nugent
Costume & Wig Design/Props Tara McKeever
Lighting & Sound Design/Technician Becky Gardiner
Vocal Music Coach Lizzy Honan
Poster & Programme Designer Michael Fitzpatrick of Twisted Ink
Front of House/Box Office Manager Elaine Walsh

December 20-22, 2013

Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin 2

Director Paul Meade

Cast

Orson Welles (Scrooge) Paul Nugent
Joe Cotten (Bob Cratchit) Cillian O’Donnachadha
Arlene Francis (Belle) Maureen O’Connell
George Coulouris (Marley) David Coon
Benny Anna Nugent
Agnes Moorhead (Christmas Past) Noni Stapleton
Ernest Chappell Alan Walsh

Crew

Production Stage Manager/Lighting & Sound Design/Technician Becky Gardiner
Costume & Wig Design/Props/Usherette Tara McKeever
Vocal Music Coach Lizzy Honan
Music Raul Quines
Poster & Programme Designer Michael Fitzpatrick of Twisted Ink
Trailer Charlie Kranz
Assistant Stage Manager Stefanie Daley

Press

“(One of the Twelve Days of Christmas) If you like the theatre, Christmas and stories based on the golden days of radio then this play is the perfect treat for two!” – Tabitha Magazine

“Mark your diaries… ” – Irish Examiner

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“Cultured couples you have been informed, there is going to be a rather interesting Christmas production in the Powerscourt Th…eatre, located within the Powerscourt Centre on South William Street from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd of December. Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol is described as being, ‘A perfect stop-off from shopping for a classic Christmassy treat with a touch of old Hollywood glamour.’ If you like the theatre, Christmas and stories based on the golden days of radio then this play is the perfect treat for two! Plays also always have a way of making you feel very grown up and sophisticated, so be sure to have your faux-fur at the ready!”

– Tabitha Magazine