Tonight's Preview Performance of A Christmas Carol has been cancelled
Unfortunately tonight’s first preview performance of A Christmas Carol (Wed 25 November) has been cancelled due to one of the cast members suffering a fractured arm.
Actor Rosalie Craig, who was due to play Mrs Cratchit, suffered the damage to her arm during technical rehearsals on Monday. She was replaced yesterday by Poppy Tierney, and it was hoped that the preview would go ahead but unfortunately it has been impossible to integrate her into the production in time to open the show this evening.
Customers for the sold-out performance tonight are being advised of the situation and are being given full refunds as well as replacement tickets.
The REP’s Artistic Director Rachel Kavanaugh said: “We are so sorry that tonight’s first public preview performance has had to be cancelled and that many audience members will be left disappointed. We are offering all those that have booked the opportunity to come and see the show later in the run as well as refunding them the cost of their tickets. The company are currently working incredibly hard to ensure that the show will go on from tomorrow night.”
Actor Poppy Tierney will perform the role of Mrs Cratchit until Rosalie recovers. She has a wealth of musical experience including leading roles in The Witches Of Eastwick, My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins and Aspects Of Love.
The director of A Christmas Carol, Nikolai Foster says “I’m devastated that Rosalie has fractured her arm and I know that both she and the cast are gutted that we are unable to perform tonight. We wish her a speedy recovery and we very much look forward to welcoming her back on stage soon. In the meantime I’m honoured that Poppy Tierney has stepped in – she’s a leading lady I’ve worked with a lot and she’ll make a wonderful Mrs Cratchit.”