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Shakespeare Meets Dickens get the Christmas spirit

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The Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society got into the Christmas spirit, Friday, Dec. 20 at casa with the fourth annual Shakespeare Meets Dickens. Keith Miller and Megan Fennell perform in Shakespeare Meets Dickens. Photo by Richard AmeryJeff Graham and Keith Miller revisit  MacBeth's Porter's scene during Shakespeare Meets Dickens. Photo by Richard Amery

The Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society board members, as well  as  familiar faces from this summer’s production of MacBeth, plus John Poulsen, who will be directing the Merry Wives of Windsor  next summer, performed a thrilling reader’s theatre version of Charles Dickens’ classic  “A Christmas Carol.

The cast in including  Bryson Brown, Linde Bruce Brown, Shelly David, Cole Fetting, Megan Fennell, Kaylee Johnson, Trevor Loman, Keith Miller, Shelly Scott John Poulsen and Ashley Thomson were dressed in period costumes as they played a variety of characters, standing up to read their parts.

 After a Christmas Carol, amongst colourfully decorated  tables  filled with Christmas treats and a candy bar, there was plenty of singing as performers including Newsies star Nicole Furlan, and familiar faces like Megan Wittig, Monica Baczuk, Brenton Taylor, Stephanie Savage and Chris Kyle Taylor all sang their favourite Christmas themed songs.

There were a couple of great dramatic scenes interspersed between the songs.

Jeff Graham and Keith miller revisited their popular Porter’s scene from the summer production of Macbeth.

 And Andrew Legg returned to the stage with Mark Leiren-Young’s  hilarious monologue called  “Stage Manager’s Nightmare,” in which he had fun with all of the fatalities in Shakespeare’s tragedies, particularly Titus AndronAndrew Legg performing Stage Manager's Nightmare in Shakespeare Meets Dickens. Photo by Richard Ameryicus.

I left midway through the second half to catch a few other gigs, so missed Lyle and Friends performing Hey Mr. Snowman.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Saturday, 21 December 2019 15:09 )  
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