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Cranford at Christmas

Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell stories and the hit TV series featuring the likes of Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton and Julia McKenzie - the play is the story of one Christmas in the village of Cranford...

Deep in the frosty English countryside, chestnuts are roasting and carols are being sung as the folk of Cranford busily prepare for Christmas. Join Miss Pole, Miss Matty and Mrs Jamieson as they warm their frozen hands on cups of cocoa and bedeck the houses with holly and mistletoe. But beyond this cosy hubbub of festivity, and when disaster strikes, the community must unite to keep the spirit of Christmas alive. A heart-warming tale of charity and goodwill to all women and men to celebrate the most magical time of year.

By Laura Turner, Based on the Cranford Stories by Elizabeth Gaskell

Monday 11th – Saturday 16th December 2023

Little Theatre, Torquay

Tickets are on sale now and selling fast so be sure to Book Today!

Further Details:

Performances Monday 11th to Saturday 16th December 2023

Nightly at 7:30pm (Saturday Matinee at 2:30pm)

Ticket Prices: 

Adults £14.00

Senior Citizens £13.00 (60 and Over)

Child £9.00

(Booking Fees apply for all online bookings)

Telephone Box Office: 01803 299330

Open Tues-Fri (10am-12noon) and one hour before each performance.


Miss Matty - Adele Reynolds 

Miss Pole - Rona Perry 

Mrs Jamieson - Fi Humphreys  

Lady Glenmire - Jo Neagle  

Mrs Forrester - Mary Qiriaqi 

Mary - Alison Brooks 

Betty - Fi White  

Martha – Sophie Scott  

Peter – Gary Hobbs  

Major – Steve Brown  

Jem - Jolyon Tuck  

Mr Mulliner – Andy Killen  

Dr Hoggins - Steve Wreford 

Thomas – Martin Sharp  

Mistletoe Seller – Alan Hargreaves  

Singer – Wendy Lockyer 

Walters Peppo the dog – Katie (courtesy of Julie & David Hancocks)  

Musician/Villager : Chris Robson

Directed by Jill Pettigrew

Photographer credit: Brian Tilley. - Rehearsals



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