A fresh stage adaptation by Patrick Barlow of the timeless Charles Dickens story

Directed by Diana Canterbury

Barre Players Theater, 64 Common Street, Barre MA 01005


To schedule your one hour appointment or to request further information,
 email the director at

For actors and actresses age 17 and older

Friday, August 17, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, August 18, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Friday, August 24, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunday, August 26, 6:00pm - 9:30pm
(If callbacks are needed, they will be be held starting at 7:30pm on Sunday)
Other audition times can be scheuled by special appointment

Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete registration

​No preparation required. Auditions will include cold readings from the script.
We encourage diversity in casting and welcome everyone to audition. 

            Audition forms will be available at the theater or, you can save
            time by bringing a completed form with you to your audition. ​

This production will provide an exceptional creative opportunity for five gifted and versatile actors
(three males and two females, age 17 and older).   The emphasis will be on building ensemble.
One actor plays Scrooge throughout the show and the other four actors each play multiple characters. 
Characters include:
Scrooge:  old, bitter, greedy and alone
Marley:  Scrooge’s partner. Returns from the grave
Bob Cratchit:  Scrooge’s employee and loving father doing his best to survive on a measly income
Mrs. Cratchit:  devoted wife of Bob and kind mother
Fred:  Scrooge’s nephew. Very forgiving of his uncle
Ghost of Christmas Past
Ghost of Christmas Present
Ghost of Christmas Future
Fran:  Scrooge’s sister
Mr. Grimes:  a strict schoolmaster 
Mr. Fezziwig:  a rotund, cheerful shop owner who once employed Scrooge
Isabella:  formerly, Scrooge’s fiancé when he was a young man
The Cratchit children
...And many more

Perusal copies of the script will be available (starting August 1) at the Wood Memorial Library in Barre.
An excerpt of the script can be viewed here.
You can also purchase your own e-script from the Samuel French website for $7.99 by clicking here.
Patrick Barlow, writer of the Broadway and West End hit "The 39 Steps",
has retold Charles Dickens' holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.
This thrilling adaptation uses only five actors to bring some of Dickens' most beloved characters to life.
From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, Barlow's A Christmas Carol uses nothing more
than some simple props, fresh physicality, and the power of imagination to convey this timeless story of redemption.
 Witness Ebeneezer Scrooge's transformation from a stingy miser to a man who generously
celebrates the spirit of the season all year long, in this highly theatrical adaptation.​

Rehearsal Schedule: 
During the last half of September, we will meet three times for a first reading, orientation, scheduling,
and a small celebration to mark the start of our creative process
Rehearsals will occur two weeknights, from 6:30 - 9:30 and a four-hour rehearsal on either Saturdays or Sundays.
This will be  determined by the actors’ schedules.
Tech rehearsals will be on Saturday, November 24, 11am - 8pm and Sunday, November 25, 1pm - 8pm. 
Please be aware that Tech Weekend is the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Additional rehearsals may be scheduled starting ten days prior to opening.
All actors will receive a complete rehearsal schedule at the first rehearsal.
All rehearsals will begin and end promptly on time. 

Performances of this show will be November 29 - December 9, 2018