A Caledon Christmas Carol

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.


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  1. […] And don’t for­get to tune in for our spe­cial broad­cast of A (Cale­don) Christ­mas Car­ol — in which res­i­dents of the Steam­lands come togeth­er to add a Cale­don slant to a tra­di­tion­al sea­son­al tale, which we are broad­cast­ing in mem­o­ry of our friend Mr Alas­tair Why­brow. 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. For more details, click here. […]

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