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A Christmas Carol


31st October 2013


Eastbourne Operatic & Dramatic Society


Devonshire Park Theatre Eastbourne

Type of Production



Moira Brooker


Author: Brenda Gower

This was an EODS Youth Production and the young cast gave of their best in the re-telling of this well kown tale.  Harvey Laing dealt with the character of Scrooge well and his non-singing version of the songs somehow made the miser more sinister, but he was very jolly at the end when he had been shown the error of his ways.  There were lots of good performances from the other principals and Louis Nichols as Tiny Tim must have pulled at the heart strings of many members of the audience.  Sometimes the diction in both singing and speaking from the principals wasn't all that clear but I often wonder if the sound system in the theatre is geared to younger voices.  There was a lot of lovely movement from the chorus and it was great to hear all those young voices singing their hearts out.  Everyone looked as though they had come out of a Christmas Carol and the scenery worked very well, thanks to the backstage crew. All those who helped in any way behind the scenes are to be congratulated and particularly Director Moira Brooker, Assistant Director Daisy Milner and Stage Manager Tom Lynn.