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The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company

Dancing Classes

As well as large scale productions, the Co-op Juniors Theatre Company also delivers a programme of recreational dance classes throughout Ipswich and the surrounding area. These classes are where many of the company members begin their interest in dance and performance. Boys and girls, aged from 4 years and upwards, are taught ballet and tap in a fun, relaxed environment, usually with a live pianist, and are given the chance to perform in ‘Dancing Class’ displays at local theatres.

For more information, contact Pauline Walker on 07718 160863 or visit

Pauline Walker Co-director

Thomas Haigh Storyline Director

“Dance is a fabulous way for children to express themselves and keep fit. It can improve confidence and self-esteem and is a great way for children to socialise.”

Jeannie Ingram Co-director Kerry Sayer Resident Choreographer

Scenic Design Laurence Scarlett

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Clock, Christmas Tree and Phantom design Oliver Brett Technical Director Alan Ayres Lighting Design Justin Goad Sound Design Paul Lofts

An original story written by Nigel Virley based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Nigel Virley Musical Director & Arrangements

Choreographers Sophie Allen Clare Armes Amy Birt Sarah-Jane Cutting Steven Garrod Danielle King Symone Pemberton

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk. 12 performances 13-22 December 2013 Visit and join our mailing list

Front cover and poster artwork used by kind permission of UK Greetings Limited. © UK Greetings Limited.  All rights reserved Programme design : Calvin Brett


Printed by Five Castles Press, Ipswich

Photography : Mike Kwasniak




“I am not the man I was. Why show me this, if I am past all hope! I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all three shall strive within me.”

Richard Rumbellow as Ebenezer Scrooge

Phantom and kneeling Scrooge illustrations by Andrew Wheatcroft from A Christmas Carol published by Dorling Kindersley. Copyright © 1997. All rights reserved.



Act One

Act Two

Scene 1

The Streets of London

Scene 2

Everything’s Coming Up Christmas Silver Bells Christmas Toy Shop Step into Christmas

Prologue Scene 1

Christmas Day

Scene 2

Ebenezer Scrooge’s Office

Scene 3

The Streets of London

Carol Medley Tramps Ballet

Scene 4

Ghostly Happenings

Scrooge’s Bedroom

Scene 5

The Cratchit Family Home Scene 6 Scrooge’s Bedroom

Christmas Together Somewhere in my Memory

Scene 7

Scrooge’s Old School

It’s a Hard-Knock Life

Scene 8

Mr Fezziwig’s Home

Fezziwig’s Party

Scene 9

Scrooge’s Office

We’re in the Money

Scene 10

Irish Celebration

Scrooge’s Bedroom Peace and Joy to All Get Happy

The Cratchit’s Home on Christmas Day

Scene 3

Tiny Tim’s Dream

The Beautiful Day Look to the Rainbow Colour My World It’s a Beautiful Day

Scene 4

Scrooge’s Travels

Nativity Carols

Scene 5

Fred’s Christmas Shindig

Viva La Fiesta

Scene 6

Streets of London and Cemetery

Scene 7

Somewhere in my Memory (Reprise) Carol of the Bells

Christmas Day Finale

Flashing lights and haze are used during the performance The performance lasts about 2hrs 20mins including a 20-minute interval Ice-creams, drinks and refreshments are available during the interval, but may not be brought into the Concert Hall 8

The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company are grateful for the generous support of East of England Co-operative Society Visit us at and sign up for our newsletter 9




The Production Team Resident Directors of the Co-op Juniors Theatre Company - Pauline Walker and Jeannie Ingram Musical Director, Arangements & Chorus Master Technical Director Storyline Director Costume Design Lighting Design Sound Design Wardbrobe Mistress Resident Choreographer Stage Manager Company Chaperones Business Management Print & Advertising Design

Nigel Virley Alan Ayres Thomas Haigh Jeannie Ingram Justin Goad Paul Lofts, assisted by John Shemming Cilla Tricker Kerry Sayer Andrew Sayer Janet Butcher, Christine Goad Paul Lofts, Alan Ayres Calvin Brett

Scenery constructed and painted by the Co-op Juniors Theatre Company Scenic Workshop Our thanks to the board, directors and management team of East of England Co-op Society for kindly providing premises for rehearsal, costume and scenic stores in Ipswich The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company is grateful to all parents and friends who helped to bring this production to the stage, and to: Dave Borthwick for creating the Grandfather Clock and Christmas Tree revolve Nick Jones, High-Tech Engineering, Claydon, for steel fabrication Ivan Ingram, Brian Walker and Kevin Walker for poster distribution Nicki Mayhew for marketing and publicity Tony Lawler, Kesgrave Carpets, for company transport facilities Friday Street Farm Shop for promotional space Mike Kwasniak for programme and production photography Lesley Dawson for production crew catering

The management, staff and volunteer ushers of Aldeburgh Music at Snape Maltings Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Socety for the loan of Westminster scenery Lighting Equipment – PRG Sound Equipment – Synergy Audio Cast and crew transport by Beestons Scenic transport by Transam Trucking, Suffolk

The directors would like to thank the Linda Shipton School of Dancing for the encouragement and training given to members of the company throughout the year Co-op Juniors Theatre Productions Ltd is a charitable co-operative affiliated to Ipswich Arts Association and the National Operatic and Dramatic Association


Company Co-ordinator and Child Licensing Janet Butcher Callers Christine Goad Maria Fox Security & Transport Co-ordinator Julie Giles Website Chris Willett

COSTUME CUTTERS under the supervision of Cilla Tricker Debra Beeby Elaine Bloomfield Loz Cook Sue Craddock Nicci Dedman Munro Hannah Gentile Cathy Hayes Janine Moore Teresa Rowland Claire Ward

DRESSERS Laura Back Anna Beaumont Deborah Beeby Louise Betts Liz Birt Jenny Blades Elaine Bloomfield Julie Bloomfield Gemma Bourne Sarah Brewster-Scott Judith Brightey Stephanie Brown Marilyn Buckles Janet Butcher Lorraine Cattermole Sandra Chapman Jane Chittock Karen Clapson Chloe Cook Loz Cook Katie Dalliday Nicci Dedman-Munro Julia Dessaur Claire Dunnett

Louise Durrant Penny Finbow Rachel Fisk Susie Gaffer Liz Garrard Hannah Gentile Julie Giles Suzanne Gledhill Marion Gray Anouska Hadley Tracey Hanson Cathy Hayes Alison King Helen Kirk Michaela Knowles Amanda Langley Bridget Langley Sara Lankester Kerri Lees Sarah Linsell Beth Manning Nicola Meyer Janine Moore Leanne Moss Belinda Mottram Maria Page Nicola Page Tina Robinson Teresa Rowland Shirley Saunders Natasha Smith Rachel Snowling Charlene Taylor Claire Ward Caroline Warner Helen Watson Tanya Watson Jacqui Wessels Tina West Charlotte Wilding Karen Wilding

Stage Manager Andrew Sayer Production Crew Co-ordinator Jon Bloomfield

PRODUCTION STAGE CREW Michael Beeby Andy Dessaur Darrell Dunnett Allan Garrard Rob Kirk Stuart Kirk Richard Knowles Steve Warner Paul Yule

SHOW STAGE CREW Mark Blades Barry Duff Stephen Ford Richard Hazelwood Richard Knowles Lawrence Metcalfe Dave Ward

PROPERTIES Sarah Pemberton Gabrielle Pemberton Symone Pemberton

LIGHTING & SOUND SCENIC CONSTRUCTION Ron Bloomfield Dave Borthwick Oliver Brett Andy Dessaur Stephen Ford Alan Garrard Richard Hazelwood Lawrence Metcalfe Roger Mottram Richard Rumbellow Andrew Sayer Laurence Scarlett Dave Ward Steve Warner

Lighting operator Justin Goad Lighting programmer Jonathan Terry Sound operator Paul Lofts Radio Microphones Angela Hodder Maria Gordon Sound Technicians Ron Bloomfield Ivan Ingram

FRONT OF HOUSE Sheila Brett David Gaffer Shirley Gaffer Susie Gaffer Liz Garrard Colin Pickess Barry Saunders Shirley Saunders Cilla Tricker

Trustees of Co-op Juniors Theatre Productions Ltd Anna Beaumont Jackie Bowis Thomas Haigh Christine Hay Richard Risebrow

Accountancy Services Julie Giles

For Aldeburgh Music Chief Executive Jonathan Reekie General Manager Harry Young Artistic Planning Co-ordinator Sharon Goddard Buildings and Stage Manager Ron Green Technical Co-ordinator Geoff Spain Deputy Buildings Manager Aleck Green Box Office Manager Peter Mulgrew Front of House Manager Jeremy Althorpe


Some magical highlights from last year’s Christmas Spectacular!



10 th Anniversary! The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company presents

‘A musical celebration’ Snape Maltings Concert Hall 12 to 21 December 2014

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an exciting new musical production for Summer 2014 at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich check

Christmasn Spectacular! 2013  

Programme for Christmas Spectacular! 2013