The Broadway and West End star will lead the cast of the Bridge House Theatre’s 2019 Christmas production.
Running at the theatre from the 26th November, the cast of the Bridge House Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol will be led by Rachel Izen who will play the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Her previous stage roles include: Madame Thénardier in Les Miserables and Mrs Brill in Mary Poppins (both on Broadway), Miss Flannery in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mrs.Pugh and Miss Hannigan in Annie and Mrs Potts in Beauty and the Beast, . Recently she was in the UK touring production of Funny Girl as Rosie Brice and is soon to be seen in the eagerly awaited film adaptation of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
Directed by Artistic Director Guy Retallack and produced by Rob Harris, the production will feature songs and traditional carols. Talking about the news, Guy Retallack said: “Men have played women’s roles for centuries in Shakespeare, and in 2019 it seems time that someone of Rachel Izen’s
talent should bring Ebenezer Scrooge to vivid life. At Bridge House we have always believed in casting the strongest performers in our
productions and I have known Rachel and her work for many years. Rachel is an actor of remarkable depth and experience and we felt she would would be outstanding in the iconic role of Scrooge.”
The tree is decked, children are dreaming of the day to come, goodwill is flowing to all men – except one. For Ebenezer Scrooge, Christmas Eve is the bleakest, darkest and most unwelcome time of the year, probably the worst apart from the merriment that will inevitably follow the next day,
However this Christmas Eve will be unlike any he has experienced before. Tonight Scrooge will visited by four ghosts who will make him confront memories from his past, present and a chilling future. Come dawn will he be able to change his selfish ways? Will he learn about kindness, compassion and a love for his fellow man, and above all – will he see the true meaning of Christmas?
Further casting for the production will be announced soon.
A Christmas Carol will play at the Bridge House Theatre from the 26th November until the 22nd December.