Casting Announced For MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET At Bridge House Theatre
Casting has been announced for the UK premiere of Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play at The Bridge House Theatre this Christmas. The cast includes Richard Albrecht, Emily Carewe, Ellis Dackombe, Lowenna Melrose, Lewis Rae, Amy Reitsma and Jamie Ross.
London, 1947. In a busy radio studio, the cast and crew are assembled for a very special recording of this year's biggest Christmas hit movie. When the actor employed as Santa Claus, the star attraction of the world-famous Macy's Thanksgiving Parade is discovered drunk, it is up to by-stander Kris Kringle to step up and save the day. However, is there more to this Jolly Gentleman than first meets the eye? Can he really be the real thing? After winning over the belief of his employer's precocious daughter Susan Walker, he is faced with his biggest battle ever - to convince the world that he is the real Santa Claus and not a deluded old gentleman. Supported by his lawyer and Susan his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court. Will Kris Kringle succeed? Not only is his credibility on the line, but so is the belief of every child.
Come and watch the miracle unfold in this iconic story, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. Staged with astonishing live sound effects and a score of new and favourite holiday tunes, Miracle on 34th Street is a tale set in a time where love, respect and spirit of Christmas was paramount and is sure to melt even the most cynical of hearts.
RICHARD ALBRECHT plays Kris Kringle and Sir Vincent Corbyn Stevans. He trained at E15 Acting School. Theatre credits include It's a Wonderful Life (UK Tour), As You Like It (Southwark Playhouse), Independent Means (Manchester Library Theatre). Film credits include Walking With The Enemy, The Man Who Cried, Jude. TV Cedits include Coronation Street, Eastenders, Doctors, Casualty, The Bill.
EMILY CAREWE plays Susan Walker and Miss Grace Attlee. She trained at LAMDA and the Royal Academy of Music. Theatre credits Include Hobson's Choice (LAMDA), Assassins (LAMDA), Bury Fair (LAMDA), The Cherry Orchard (LAMDA), Meet Me In St Louis (Landor Theatre), We Grew Up In The Back Of A Van (The Vaults), ABBAphonic (Royal Albert Hall). Film credits include Campaign (Pier Wilkie/LAMDA).
ELLIS DACKOMBE plays Fred Gailey and Daniel Williamson. He trained at Arts Educational Schools London. Theatre credits include Thrill Me (Edinburgh Festival and Arcola). Theatre Credits while training include Titanic and The Life (Arts Educational).
LOWENNA MELROSE plays Doris Walker and Miss Sylvia Thornberry. She trained at Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre. Theatre credits Include Doctor Faustus (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Witness for the Prosecution '(Theatre Mill, Leeds), The Tempest (Theatr Brycheiniog), Missing (New Diorama and Vaults Festival), Bad Jews (Theatre Royal Bath), Kenny Morgan (Arcola Theatre), The Philanthropist (Trafalgar Studios). Television credits include Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures), Emmerdale (ITV Yorkshire).
Lewis Rae plays Male Character Actor and Mr Albert Bacon. He trained at Arts Educational Schools London. Theatre credits Include Gatsby (Union Theatre), The Flouers O'Edinburgh and I Didn't Always Live Here (Finborough Theatre), The Wind In The Willows (Bristol Old Vic), A Midsummer Nights Dream, Hamlet and The Card (Regents Park, Open Air Theatre), Dames At Sea, Don't Dress For Dinner, Inside Job and Relatively 3Speaking (Sherringham Rep) Rope (National Tour), Judy (Oldham Coliseum), Rogues To Riches and Snoopy (Watermill Theatre Newbury) Someone Like You (Novello Theatre London), To Kill A Mocking Bird (Theatre Royal York); ?Seven Brides For Seven Brothers(Leicester Haymarket). Film credits Include a lead role in ?Chasing the Deer. Television credits include The Bill and a regular in the comedy series Captain Butler for Tiger Aspect.
AMY REITSMA plays Female Character Actress and Miss Olivia Randall. She trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (MA Acting, BMus Queen's University -Voice). Theatre credits include Dream (Pleasance), The Sting (Wilton's Music Hall), Day After Day (RADA Studios), Ice Treatment (Canal Cafe), Whistleblower (Waterloo East). Canada: Twelfth Night, I Do! I Do!, Ruthless, Julius Caesar. Television credits include Haven (SyFy), Purple Plain (4D)
Jamie Ross plays Announcer and Director of Music. He trained at the Guildford School of Acting. Theatre credits include Footloose the Musical (UK & Belgium Tour), Adam Long's Dickens Abridged (UK Tour), The Rat Pack: Live! (Edinburgh Fringe/Arts), Loserville (Union Theatre), Unravelling (UK Workshops), and A Tribute to The Blues Brothers: Live! (Lowry Theatre). Jamie has also worked as a Lead Vocalist with Seabourn Cruise Line for Belinda King Creative Productions.