ALRA Alumni and Students Working in Christmas Shows

Across the UK this festive season, our hardworking ALRA alumni are part of some great family shows and events! We’ve put together a round-up of who’s in what…

Cora Tsang and John Carter

peter pan

Cora Tsang is playing the role of Wendy and John Carter is playing the role of Slightly in Peter Pan at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, directed by Liam Steel and adapted by Georgia Christou and Liam Steel, until 19th January. Click here for more information.

Alexandra Daszewski and Tom Sturgess

the snow queen

ALRA North 2014 graduate Alexandra Daszewski and 2019 graduate Tom Sturgess are performing in The Snow Queen at The Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham until 30th December. See more here.

Darren Thorpe and Scott Patrick

the frost court

ALRA North 2016 graduate Darren Thorpe, Associate Director for The Walking Theatre Company, is directing Pixie Power at Kew Gardens (which fellow graduate Scott Patrick is performing in), The Frost Court at Blenheim Palace and The Tree Keeper’s Shoogle at Bedgebury Pinetum until the end of December.

Juliet Chappell

ghosts a christmas carol

2013 ALRA South graduate Juliet Chappell is playing the Ghost of Christmas Past, Tiny Tim, the Turkey Boy, and Mrs Dilber in A Christmas Carol directed by Richard Clodfelter with ADG Europe, as part of a national tour of Germany until 23rd December. Click here to find out more. Photo by Eric Paul.

Jake Fitzpatrick

the polar express

ALRA South 2013 graduate Jake Fitzpatrick is Assistant Director of, and playing the role of Smokey in, the immersive theatre production of The Polar Express on special trains from Birmingham Moor Street until 22nd December. For more information, click here.

Charles Barnett

charles barnett

ALRA South 2019 graduate Charles Barnett is playing the Dark Shadowy Figure amongst other roles in a regional tour of The Famous Four and a Half go Wild in Thetford Forest with Eastern Angles Theatre Company from 4th December-29th January. They will be performing in Ipswich, Woodbridge and Peterborough. Read more here.

Ciara Murphy and Isabel Brodie

the coach of christmas past

2019 ALRA South graduates Ciara Murphy and Isabel Brodie are taking their show The Coach of Christmas Past, written by Isabel and performed by both, to The Bread and Roses Theatre in Clapham 10th-11th December. For further information, click here.

Alicia Arkless

a viking christmas

ALRA North 2018 graduate Alicia Arkless is playing the lead role of Lotte in A Viking Christmas by Gary Kitching at Queens Hall in Hexham 13th-29th December. Read more here.

Harriet Forgan

rudolph to the rescue2016 ALRA North graduate Harriet Forgan is playing Chief Elf in pantomime Rudolph to the Rescue at The Rose Theatre, Chesterfield Studios, 16th-24th December. You can find out more here.


Luke Adamson


ALRA South 2011 graduate and ALRA Board of Trustees member Luke Adamson is playing Aladdin in pantomime Aladdin at The Garden Rooms in Leyburn 18th-29th December. Click here to read more.

Lucy Wells

a christmas carol

2015 ALRA South graduate Lucy Wells is playing Martha Cratchit in Antic Disposition’s musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol at Middle Temple Hall in central London 21st-30th December, in which she’s singing and playing clarinet. You can find out more here.

We wish all ALRA students and alumni working in Christmas shows this season the best of luck and a wonderful Christmas. Keep up to date with ALRA’s latest alumni successes on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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5 tickets for ALRA showcases | that's alumnights

At each Friday night performance of any ALRA show there will hold back 5 complimentary tickets for our ALRA graduates.

To find out the forthcoming shows, please see the ‘What’s on’ section of the website.

Alumnight tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis; to book tickets please email

Please note: ALRA still offer free tickets to all ALRA shows to alumni that are within their first year of graduation.

To learn more about ALRA’s graduate package please email

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