Spriet Stage

A Christmas Carol

Starring Jan Alexandra Smith as Scrooge


Smith makes Canadian professional theatre history as the first woman to perform the iconic lead role (as a woman). A FLAWLESS performance...startlingly FRESH...SUBLIME to watch.“ - London Free Press

A NEAR PERFECT ADAPTATION. Smith is not an excellent Scrooge because she’s a woman, she’s AN EXCELLENT SCROOGE FULL STOP.“ – Stratford Festival Reviews

TRULY MAGICAL…Smith is a REVELATION.” - 3plusabunny

Director Megan Watson has given an early Christmas gift to the city of London. SPECTACULAR…BREATHTAKING.” - Onstageblog

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Dennis Garnhum
Directed by Megan Watson
Based on Original Direction by Dennis Garnhum
Starring Jan Alexandra Smith as Scrooge

Special Event!

Now Playing through December 23, 2018
Spriet Stage

Experience all the magic, music, and sheer joy of this acclaimed adaptation, with a new twist!

The Dickens classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to the Spriet stage this season with Jan Alexandra Smith as SCROOGE, in a gender-flipping twist on the holiday classic that’s sure to delight. Ms Smith most recently appeared at the Grand in the powerhouse role of Johannah Donnelly in VIGILANTE, back by popular demand this season.

Immerse yourself in this spectacle of Scrooge and her transformation at the hands of the three ghostly spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

“Changing the gender of Scrooge has the potential to crack open this story in unexpected ways,” said Megan Watson, director of this season’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL and Grand Theatre Artistic Associate. “The core of the story is the same but with a female Scrooge this classic will evolve in ways that will ask our hearts to feel and minds to think differently about a story we know so well.”

“Our elaborate production overflows with joyful singing, dancing, and skating, along with gorgeous scenery and costumes. All in all, the best way to kick off your holiday celebrations.” - Dennis Garnhum

ASL interpreted performance Sunday, December 16 at 1:00pm.  Learn more »

Open Caption performance Thursday, December 13 at 7:30pm.  Learn more »

Victorian Marketplace

Arrive early to your performance, treat yourself to some eggnog and cookies at Humbugs – Purveyors of Sweets & Sips, and explore the Victorian market located in the Poster Lounge!  Discover handmade and heartfelt holiday gift ideas from local not-for-profit vendors and our very own theatre artisans!


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A Christmas Carol

The Cast

Sean Arbuckle
Bob Cratchit
Jahlen Barnes
Spirit of Christmas Past
Owen Barteet
Tiny Tim
Anna Bartlam
Young Scrooge/ Martha Cratchit
Annie Cornish
Belinda Cratchit
Emma Cuzzocrea
Peter Cratchit
Riley Deluca
Girl Scrooge
Ellen Denny
Woman Scrooge
Aidan deSalaiz
Nikki Duval
Mrs Dilber
Isabella Espanol
Tracey Ferencz
Mrs. Fezziwig
Rachel Jones
Mrs. Cratchit
Michael Man
Dick Wilkins
Patrick Monaghan
Jacob Marley
David Michael Moote
Spirit of Christmas Future
Steve Ross
Mr. Fezziwig
Jan Alexandra Smith
Geoffrey Tyler
Amaka Umeh
Blythe Wilson
Spirit of Christmas Present

Production Team

Megan Watson
Dennis Garnhum
Original Director
Allan Stichbury
Set Designer
Kelly Wolf
Costume Designer
Bonnie Beecher
Lighting Designer
Jamie Nesbitt
Jeremy Spencer
Jim Neil
Sound Designer
Mark Payne
Music and Vocal Coach
Jane Gooderham
Voice and Dialect Coach
Kerry Gage
Geoffrey Tyler
Skating Choreographer
Kelly Luft
Stage Manager
Jordan Guetter
Assistant Stage Manager
Taryn Dougall
Apprentice Stage Manager
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