Wednesday, November 10, 2021

REHEARSALS have begun in earnest for the most eagerly anticipated show in years, ‘A Christmas Carol’, which runs from December 1 to 21 at Garter Lane Arts Centre. The cast is led by Andrew Holden who plays the iconic miser Ebenezer Scrooge, supported by five other professional actors of the highest quality.

Andrew Holden trained with the Gaiety School of Acting and The London School of Musical Theatre and his previous credits include appearances with The Gate Theatre, The Cork Opera House, Waterford Spraoi, Little Red Kettle, Bryan Flynn Theatrix and Long Road Productions amongst others.

Shauna Farrell is a professional actor, director and writer based in Waterford city. She is a drama facilitator and actor with Little Red Kettle and has performed with Garter Lane Arts Centre, The Theatre Royal and Red Kettle Theatre Company and on the prestigious stages of the National Theatre, London and the Irish Arts Centre, New York.

Joe Meagher is a professional actor, director and writer with over thirty years experience. He has worked and toured extensively with theatre companies such as Red Kettle, Corcadorca, Rigout Productions and Broken Crow and has also appeared in several programmes on RTE Radio One including The History Show, The Johnny Coffin Diaries and The Reindeer That Got Left Behind.

Sinéad Hourigan is an actor, director, costume designer and stage manager from South Kilkenny. She has just finished her final year in MTUs Theatre & Drama Studies where she became interested in costume & makeup, prop & set design, directing, sound design and stage management. Her most recent work includes: stage managing Love and Informationby Carol Churchill directed by Regina Crowley. Assistant stage manager/set builder/voice coach for Stolen Time by Martina Collender directed by Liam Meagher.

Kieran Walsh is an actor who started his career in Loose Screw Theatres Boxer, and since then has worked on productions of The Crucible, Our Town, Shadow of Heroes, One Hundred Thousand Breaths, Henry VI Part III, Six DaysWork, Wife to James Whelan, The Hall, The January Show, Assassins, Raymond & Dutch: The Case of the Last Green Bag, and, in recent years, Macbeth and (eventually) Prince of Denmark.

Anne O’Riordan trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London and her theatre credits include Ghosting (Theatre Royal Waterford, Irish Repertory Theatre New York, Katzpace London), King Lear (Theatre Royal, Waterford), I and You (GEST), The Lonesome West (Royal Court, Liverpool), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Octagon Theatre), Gullivers Travels (Octagon Theatre) and many more.

The show is directed by Liam Meagher, with set and lighting design by Dermot Quinn. For more information, and to buy your tickets, visit www.garterlane.ie or ring the Box Office at 051-855038.

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