A Caledon Christmas Carol

in Radio Drama, Radio Riel Main

by Elrik Merlin on Tuesday, 23 December, 2014

This Christmas Eve, Radio Riel is proud to offer you another chance to hear the popular full‐cast performance by the Radio Riel Players of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, dramatised in three parts. But this year our broadcast is tinged with sadness as we remember Alastair Whybrow, our friend, cast member (he played Marley along with some other parts – see below) and Caledon personality, who sadly passed away just a few days ago following a valiant battle against cancer. We dedicate this broadcast to his memory, and to his family and friends in‐world and out.

If you are moved to make a donation, we suggest that you consider supporting MacMillan Cancer Support, an amazing UK charity that provides personal nursing and other support for cancer sufferers. This link will take you to Prim Perfect’s JustGiving page or you can go direct to MacMillan Cancer Support here. You can read about Alastair’s extremely positive experience with MacMillan here.

Tune in today, Christmas Eve, to hear this Second Life Christmas classic in which residents of the Steamlands come together to add a Caledon slant to a traditional seasonal tale. You can hear the broadcast on our Main Stream at 11am and 7pm Pacific / 19:00 and 03:00 GMT. All three parts will be broadcast back‐to‐back, with a running time of about an hour and a half.

A (Caledon) Christmas Carol

Dramatised for radio by Saffia Widdershins and Emilly Ladybird.
Cast in order of appearance:
Narrator — Elrik Merlin
Clergyman — Mavromichali Szondi
Grave‐digger — Alastair Whybrow
Passer by — Soliel Snook
Young Cratchit 1 — Saffia Widdershins
Young Cratchit 2 — Mavromichali Szondi
Ebenezer Scrooge — Mordecai Scaggs
Bob Cratchit — Podruly Peccable
Fred, Scrooge’s nephew — Mavromichali Szondi
1st Benevolent Lady — Saffia Widdershins
2nd Benevolent Lady — Fuschia Begonia
Marley — Alastair Whybrow
1st Spirit (Christmas Past) — Soliel Snook
Jaeger — Mavromichali Szondi
Fanny, Scrooge’s Sister — Cornelia Rothschild
Fezziwig — Podruly Peccable
2nd Spirit (Christmas Present) — Fuschia Begonia
Mrs Cratchit — Emilly Ladybird
Martha Cratchit — Terry Lightfoot
Tiny Timasina — Cornelia Rothschild
Belle, Fred’s wife — Saffia Widdershins
Mr Topper — Alistair Whybrow
Miss Rose, Belle’s sister — Emilly Ladybird
1st businessman — Mavromichali Szondi
2nd businessman — Podruly Peccable
3rd businessman — Elrik Merlin
4th businessman — Mavromichali Szondi
5th businessman — Alastair Whybrow
Charwoman — Terry Lightfoot
Laundress — Emilly Ladybird
Undertaker’s Man — Mavromichali Szondi
Old Joe — Alastair Whybrow
Husband — Mavromichali Szondi
Wife — Fuschia Begonia
Boy — Cornelia Rothschild

The Radio Riel Players were directed by Fuschia Begonia and
the recording was produced in our Cambridge studios by Elrik Merlin.

If you are in the United States or Canada, please click here to launch the Stream Licensing player. To listen from outside North America, click here to start your player .

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