I have been compelled to write to express my pure joy at the performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ presented by the Chesil Theatre on Saturday, December 8. 

I think productions at smaller theatres are often overlooked and we forget how much hard work, time and effort go into these works. 

Indeed, we need to ensure we support our local theatres who help nurture so much talent in people of all ages. 

The whole play was put on by only seven actors with the help of some cheeky puppets. Duncan Ley as Scrooge was magnificent, wholly engaging and showing the character’s wide range of emotions. A special mention also needs to go to Karen Fitzsimmons, who at one point acted about ten different accents in one speech. Brilliant. 

The play was truly delightful, providing lots of laughter and a great way to start the Christmas season. My 12-year-old left telling the staff, ‘that was the best play I have ever seen.’ High praise indeed. 

Nickie Windram,
Wessex Drive,

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