A Wonderheads Christmas Carol
A WONDERHEADS Christmas Carol

A WONDERHEADS CHRISTMAS CAROL will return to the stage in December 2024!

Praised by the CBC as “Pure magic” and the Globe and Mail as “Powerful, surprising and moving,” acclaimed theatrical imagineers the WONDERHEADS present A WONDERHEADS Christmas Carol, their captivating holiday masterpiece that has become a tradition for thousands of theatre-goers each December.

This astonishing production features larger than life characters, glowing ghosts, and 10-foot-tall puppets – to name just a few of the treats in store for audiences as they are whisked away with Ebenezer Scrooge on his magical Christmas Eve adventure. Prepare to laugh, cry, and be utterly enchanted this holiday season!

The WONDERHEADS have spent more than a decade touring the world, from Alaska to Hawaii and Shanghai to Los Angeles – to critical acclaim and sold-out audiences who describe the experience as watching animation come to life. Winners of five Critics’ Choice Awards and twelve Best of Fest awards, they step beyond words and into the hearts and imaginations of every audience member. In what the CBC describes as “Captivating and magical,” the unforgettable experience of a WONDERHEADS show is not to be missed!


Running time:
70 minutes (no intermission)
Age recommendation: 7+ (some spooky moments)
Advisories: Theatrical fog/haze and flashing lights

PRODUCTION & DESIGN TEAM

Based on ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens
Andrew Phoenix – Co-creator, Director, Set and Puppet Designer
Kate Braidwood – Co-creator, Co-Director, Mask and Sound Designer
Peter Balkwill – Dramaturgical Collaborator
Jessica Hickman – Devising Collaborator and Props Designer
The Singer and the Songwriter (Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran) – Composers/Musicians
Becca Jorgensen* – Stage Manager and Sound Operator
Emily Case – Assistant Stage Manager
Hina Nishioka – Lighting Designer
T. Erin Gruber – Projection Designer and Scenic Illustrator
Emily Trepanier – Assistant Projection Designer
Hannah Case and Hannah Ockenden – Costume Designers
Christache Ross – Character Illustrator
Carole Klemm – Scenic Painter
John Nobori – Audio Engineer
ADDITIONAL 2019 PREMIERE CREDITS
Carolyn Moon – Stage Manager and Lighting Designer
Jason King – Projection Designer
Theodore R. Sherman – Set/Lighting Design and Scenic Painter
Andrew Phoenix – Cast (Bob Cratchit, Mr. Fezziwig, The Ghost of Christmas Present, The Ghost of Christmas Past)

CAST

Kate Braidwood – Ebenezer Scrooge
Jessica Hickman* – Marley, Fred, Belle, the Ghost of Christmas Future
Pedro M. Siqueira – Bob Cratchit, Fezziwig, the Ghost of Christmas Present
Sarah Robertson – Mrs. Cratchit, Mrs. Fezziwig, the Ghost of Christmas Past
Emily Case – Understudy

*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).

PRODUCTION & DESIGN TEAM

Based on ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens
Andrew Phoenix – Co-creator, Director, Set and Puppet Designer
Kate Braidwood – Co-creator, Co-Director, Mask, and Sound Designer
Peter Balkwill – Dramaturgical Collaborator
Jessica Hickman – Devising Collaborator and Props Designer
The Singer and the Songwriter (Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran) – Composers/Musicians
Becca Jorgensen* – Stage Manager and Sound Operator
Emily Case – Assistant Stage Manager
Hina Nishioka – Lighting Designer
T. Erin Gruber – Projection Designer and Scenic Illustrator
Emily Trepanier – Assistant Projection Designer
Hannah Case and Hannah Ockenden – Costume Designers
Christache Ross – Character Illustrator
Carole Klemm – Scenic Painter
John Nobori – Audio Engineer
ADDITIONAL 2019 PREMIERE CREDITS
Carolyn Moon – Stage Manager and Lighting Designer
Jason King – Projection Designer
Theodore R. Sherman – Set/Lighting Design and Scenic Painter
Andrew Phoenix – Cast (Bob Cratchit, Mr. Fezziwig, The Ghost of Christmas Present, The Ghost of Christmas Past)

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CAST

Kate Braidwood – Ebenezer Scrooge
Jessica Hickman* – Marley, Fred, Belle, the Ghost of Christmas Future
Pedro M. Siqueira – Bob Cratchit, Fezziwig, the Ghost of Christmas Present
Sarah Robertson – Mrs. Cratchit, Mrs. Fezziwig, the Ghost of Christmas Past
Emily Case – Understudy
*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).
WONDERHEADS gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council, the CRD Arts & Culture Support Service, Intrepid Theatre, Impulse Theatre, The Belfry Theatre, and The Port Theatre Society in the development of this production.