Photo by Jarl Schmidt
This was originally performed on Saturday 12 December 2015 and Saturday 19 December 2015
Location: Shrewsbury House Community Centre, Bushmoor Crescent, Shooters Hill SE18 3EG
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
A retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, by Front Room Theatre, with a mix of specially composed music and traditional songs. A moving, exciting, multi-sensory experience, appealing to the senses of sight and sound, and also smell and taste. Licensed bar. Serving mulled wine. Written by Natalie Penn and performed by Natalie Wilcox and Sarah Barrowman.
In 2018, we adapted the script slightly for a read-through at the Rising Sun Arts Centre, performed by Natalie Wilcox and Jim Penn.
In 2019, Natalie Penn re-wrote the script and composed a new song and rewrote some of the existing music and Carole Sevestre arranged the music. We are working slowly to get a new rehearsed reading underway with a new cast. Watch this space!
More information about the original A Christmas Carol cast and crew
Maya & Natalie's Marvellous Mishmash of Musicals
Front Room Theatre presented 'Maya and Natalie's Marvellous Mishmash of Musicals' at Shrewsbury House on Thurs 20th and Fri 21st March 2014, produced by the team behind 'Lie Back and Think of America', this new show interweaves musical numbers into stories from the lives of performers Maya Levy and Natalie Penn. Accompanied by world class musician Joseph Finlay.
Natalie's Marvellous Mishmash of Musicals
Having moved from London to Reading... Natalie put together a whole new host of songs for the fringe festival, and then took this show to Edinburgh Festival Fringe: in the process working with Emily Jane Kerr, Linda Stewart, Carole Sevestre and Sam Coates
Lie Back and Think of America
beautifully-crafted WW2 drama about learning to love yourself
Inspired by the documentary ‘Choc’late Soldiers from the USA’. 'Lie Back and Think of America' is a novelistic, funny, touching, one-woman play about one English family’s life during WW2 and their personal encounter with the effects of segregation and the Visiting Forces Act. Will Sarah find the courage to let GI Joseph know her true self? And if she does, would he still want her? And will her little sister, Lucy, evacuated to Wales escape Mrs Allbright's sharp tongue? Written by Natalie Penn and performed by Natalie Wilcox (BBC's 'Doctors', Athlete's 'Black Swan Song'). 'Compelling and well written' - Soho Theatre
Most recent performance, at Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading, March 2019
STILL AVAILABLE TO BE BOOKED. PLEASE EMAIL US: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Also performed in French by community participants, as 'Sarah, Joe et la guerre !'
More information about the
Lie Back and Think of America Company:
'Wonderful matinee ....- what a treat! A terrifically crafted & sustained piece'. - Tristan Bates Theatre
Photo by Clare Allen