An Aberdeen Christmas Carol
A festive Radio Play
Press and Journal Website
Made for and by the people of the North East of Scotland
Ten Feet Tall took over the airwaves with Charles Dickens classic tale of redemption and community. Adapted to the North East of Scotland, this one hour radio drama aimed to get in everyone's living room at Christmas!
Featuring . . .
❄ Fantastic cast made up of local residents, professional actors, community groups and local choirs.
❄ Professional original Sound Design and score to accompany the storytelling.
❄ Musical interludes provided by local bands, performing acoustic covers of Christmas Songs.
Adapted to Victorian Aberdeen, join the miser Scrooge in this smash hit of an audio drama as he journeys through his past, present and future to discover peace and joy in time for Christmas. This uplifting classic about compassion and redemption celebrates community at Christmas. More than 60 local voices feature in this production - made up local residents, artists and community groups and choirs. It’s the perfect accompaniment - for all ages - when out for a wintry walk or resting on the sofa.
Recorded at SHMU studios, Aberdeen, Dec 2022
Sound Design Samm Anga
Sound Engineer Don Richardson
Producer Cameron Mowat
Assistant Producer Stewart Aitken
Graphic Design Neil Ruddiforth
Video and Photography Mark Wood
The Little Kicks
ACE Voices Youth Choir
University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir
Marie Angele Lago
Jacob Marley Mark Wood
Ghost of Christmas Past Joyce Falconer
Ghost of Christmas Present Ciaran Drysder
Narrator Louise Ludgate
Ebenzeer Scrooge Kern Falconer
Tiny Tim Paige Megan Christie
Bob Cratchit Jack Elvey
Mrs Cratchit Fiona Lindsay
Martha Vikki Stephen
1st Voice Miles Stebens
2nd Voice Euan Murray
Henry Archie Taylor
Belle Jenni Richardson
Younger Scrooge Bryan McKellar
Belle's Husband Jim Currie
Fred Michael James Garden
Charity Worker 1 Kathleen Duguid
Charity Worker 2 Victoria Matthew
Kern graduated from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. His theatre credits include Venetian Twins, Kill Johnny Glendening, Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Julius Caesar, Noises Off, Merlin, Travesties, Rookery Nook, The Comedians, Hobson's Choice ( all Royal Lyceum Edinburgh) Puntilla, Amadeus, Dracula, Bourgeois Gentleman, Hypo chondriac, ( all Dundee Rep) The Clearing, Reel of the Hanged Man ( Stellar Quines), The Tempest, Mary Rose ( Nottingham Playhouse), A Christmas Carol ( 1 man show, New Perspectives), Clockwork (HighTide), Dad's Army (Calibre), 39 Steps ( Fiery Angel), Paddington ( Polka), Death and the Maiden, (York Royal), Recruiting Officer ( Colchester Mercury), Government Inspector ( Almeida), The Reader, ( Glasgow Citizens), Lanark, As You Like It ( Tag), Life of Stuff, House Among The Stars ( Traverse), Twelth Night, (Brunton Theatre). TV and Film credits include, Outlander, River City, Taggart, Barmy Aunt Boomerang, Band of Gold, In Plain Sight, Mrs. Davis, The Lost King, Wild Rose, Marionette, The Devil's Hour, Macallan ( branded film).
Louise was born in Aberdeen. Trained RCS. For Ten Feet Tall - The Last Witch.
She has worked with a multitude of theatre companies including The Traverse, The Tron, The Sherman, National Theatre, Headlong, Birmingham Rep, The Citizens, Stellar Quines, Play Pie Pint, The Arches, Magnetic North, Paines Plough, The Royal Court, Dundee Rep, National Theatre of Scotland, Vanishing Point, Fire Exit , Manchester Royal Exchange, ATC, Suspect Culture, The Bush, Lookout, The Kings.
TV and Film credits include - BBC: Mayflies, Spooks, River City, Glasgow Kiss, Romance Class, Freedom, The Key, Sea of Souls ITV :Loss and Return, Taggart, High Times Short Films credits include Nature Nurture (Molloy) Floating Worlds (Eatough) Swung (Sigma) The Elemental (Northlight) Nightpeople (Newfoundland) Radio credits - The Breach , For the Love of Leo, Wax Fruit, Personal Best and many others.
Ghost of Christmas Past
Joyce was raised in Torry, Aberdeen and trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
She is probably most familiar to audiences as River City’s iconic ‘Roisin McIntyre’ who recently made a return to the cobbles of Shieldinch. Joyce has featured in three documentaries and has performed at countless Burn's Nights at home and abroad. Recent theatre credits include: Aye, Elvis by Morna Young, Moliere’s Tartuffe adapted by Liz Lochhead (Edinburgh Fringe/Adelaide Festival) Notable roles include ‘Maw Brown’ in Selladoor’s Scottish tour of The Broons, 'Titania' in A Midsummer Nights Dream, 'Jean Guthrie' in Sunset Song, 'Olga' in Chekhov's Three Sisters and 'La Corbie' in Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (NTS).
She has also worked with Raindog, Citizens Theatre, Tron Theatre, The Arches, Communicado, and Oran Mor.
TV/Film credits include: River City, Taggart, Rab C Nesbitt, Cardiac Arrest 1&2, Finney, Beyond The Bothy, and ‘Linda' in The Hawk.
Paige Megan Christie
Donations to local causes
The production was completely free to access. We asked listeners for donations to two important local causes. In the midst of the living cost crisis, inflation and at the seasonal time when isolation can be at its highest, we wanted proceeds from our production to go straight into endeavours in the city providing food, shelter and warmth to those who needed it most. We split proceeds to Aberdeen Warm Centres and to the Big Food Appeal, managed by Cfine, combatting food poverty and people going hungry.