The Grand Theatre presents
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
By Charles Dickens
Adapted & Performed by Rod Beattie
Dec 13 to 24, 2016
The Grand Theatre presents the premiere of a very “singular” A Christmas Carol, adapted and performed by Rod Beattie, the incredibly versatile performer from the beloved Wingfield series. Beattie’s adaptation showcases his astonishing ability to inhabit multiple characters on stage, and audiences will delight in watching him effortlessly transform from Ebenezer Scrooge, to the ghosts of Past, Present, and Future. This brand new project captures the timeless appeal of this classic story while providing a perfect season vehicle for Mr. Beattie’s unique talents.
For The Grand Theatre: The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux, Ed’s Garage, Oleanna, the Wingfield series, many roles in The Grand’s repertory season in 1983-84.
Theatre Credits (Selected): A veteran of fifteen seasons with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival across Canada. Featured roles include Ed in Ed’s Garage at Manitoba Theatre Centre and Theatre Orangeville; Felix in The Odd Couple at Segal Centre, Montreal; Johnny Pateen Mike in The Cripple of Inishmaan at Theatre Calgary; Bill in The Love List and Greg in Sylvia at the Belfry Theatre, Victoria; John Proctor in The Crucible and Father Gustave in Blessings in Disguise at Manitoba Theatre Centre; and Andy Ladd in an Ontario tour of Love Letters (opposite Martha Henry). Over the past thirty years or so Rod’s name has become synonymous with the Wingfield series which has brought him acting awards, rave reviews and sold-out houses in Toronto, London, Stratford, Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Saint John, Fredericton and a host of smaller communities across Canada. Rod and Walt made their American debuts to great acclaim at The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in 1994. Rod has won a number of acting awards, and was the winner of the 1991-92 Dora Award (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role) for his performance in the first three Wingfield plays.