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Mr. Dickens and His Carol

November 25 – December 23, 2022

Bagley Wright Theater

World Premiere Commission

Charles Dickens should be looking forward to Christmas. When his latest book is a flop, putting both his popularity and finances in peril, his publishers give an ultimatum: write a Christmas book within a month or lose everything. Adapted for the stage from Samantha Silva’s critically acclaimed novel, this tale set in the heart of Victorian England weaves a fictional take on Dickens’ past, present, and future into a comedic and poignant new holiday classic. 

Well acted and beautifully staged...the perfect escape for this holiday season.

Heilman & Haver Stage & Screen Podcast

A charming, comic, and ultimately poignant story about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written.

Anthony Doerr, #1 NYT bestselling author

Important Dates

Event Type Event Dates
Mask-Required Performances Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.
Audio Description Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.
Student Matinee Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Open Captioning Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Teen Night Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Sensory Friendly Performance Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.
Meet The Vintner Dec. 14 at 6:00 p.m.
InterAct Soirée Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Victorian Cosplay Night Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Samantha Silva Book Signing Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m.
ASL Interpretation Dec. 23 at 2 p.m.

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Behind the Scenes Videos

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    Meet the Cast: Quick Q&A

    Watch the cast of Mr. Dickens and His Carol answer all the questions in this rapid fire Q&A.

  • Artwork for Behind the Scenes: Rehearsal

    Behind the Scenes: Rehearsal

    Step inside the rehearsal room and see the cast and creative team preparing to bring Mr. Dickens to the stage!

  • Artwork for Behind the Scenes: Costumes

    Behind the Scenes: Costumes

    Get a glimpse at the work happening in the Seattle Rep costume shop for Mr. Dickens.

  • Artwork for Behind the Scenes: Scenic Build

    Behind the Scenes: Scenic Build

    Take a look at the scenic build for Mr. Dickens and His Carol, built by Seattle Rep's own scene shop.

  • Artwork for Show Trailer

    Show Trailer

    Catch the world premiere of Mr. Dickens and His Carol, running Nov. 25 - Dec. 23 at Seattle Rep


Engage with the Play

  • Artwork for Event: Winter Book Drive

    Event: Winter Book Drive

    WashMasks and Seattle Rep aim to gather 1,000 new books for migrant youth/children of farmworkers in the Lower Yakima Valley. Bring requested donations to the theater when you see Mr. Dickens!

  • Artwork for Show Program

    Show Program

    Explore our Encore+ digital program for Mr. Dickens and His Carol before you arrive at the theater.

    Show Program
  • Artwork for Student Play Guide

    Student Play Guide

    Check out the Mr. Dickens and His Carol Play Guide for students for a "who's who," glossary, and more.

    Play Guide
  • Artwork for Show-Inspired Media List

    Show-Inspired Media List

    Librarians at Seattle Public Library curated this reading and media list inspired by Mr. Dickens and His Carol for further engagement with the play and its themes.

    Media List
  • Artwork for Sensory Guide

    Sensory Guide

    A scene-by-scene guide of the sensory impact of the show that individuals may experience. 

    Sensory Guide

Meet the Artists


Samantha Silva


Braden Abraham

Director & Developer

Scott Bradley

Scenic Designer

Catherine Meacham Hunt

Costume Designer

Marcus Doshi

Lighting Designer

Bray Poor

Sound Designer & Original Music

Alice Gosti

Movement Director

Cathan Bordyn

Fight Choreographer

Steven Tran

Vocal Arranger & Music Coach

Judith Shahn

Dialect Coach

Paul Adolphsen


Amy Jurkiewicz

Youth Guardian

Ruth Eitemiller

Stage Manager

Jessica C. Bomball

Assistant Stage Manager

Elizabeth Stasio

Assistant Stage Manager

Lucas Esperanza

Directing Apprentice

Max Zamorano

Stage Management Apprentice


Ryan Vincent Anderson

John Forster/Ensemble

Enrique Bravo

u/s Charles / Forster / Hall / Ensemble

Julie Briskman

Doreen / Maria Beadnell / Ensemble

Cheyenne Casebier

Eleanor Lovejoy / Ensemble

Miguel Castellano

Lead Fagin's Boy / Ensemble

Sunam Ellis

Catherine Dickens / Ensemble

Basil Harris

Topping / Mr. Bumble / Desk Clerk / Ensemble

Jenny Vaughn Hall

u/s Catherine / Eleanor / Doreen / Maria / Ensemble

Isaiah Hyde

u/s Walter / Frank / Timothy / Lead Fagin's Boy / Ensemble

Terin Cho Jesty

Mamie Dickens / Ensemble

Galen Joseph Osier

u/s John Dickens / Topping / Chapman / Ensemble

Izzy Richter

Frank Dickens / Timothy / Ensemble

Mikayla Sanchez

Katey Dickens / Ensemble

MJ Sieber

Chapman / Macready / Thackeray / Ensemble

Brandon J. Simmons

Hall / Ensemble

Annika Wanagel-Rojas

u/s Katey / Mamie / Ensemble

Jonas Winburn

Walter Dickens / Second Fagin's Boy / Ensemble

R. Hamilton Wright

John Dickens / Ensemble

Additional Staff

Kaytlin McIntyre & Shawna Grajek

Seattle Casting

JZ Casting (Geoff Josselson, CSA & Katja Zarolinski, CSA)

Additional Casting

Anna Klein

Substitute Youth Guardian

Adam Michard

Scenic Draftsperson

Anna Ladokhin

Dramaturgical Research Assistant

Mark Krida

Assistant Sound Designer

Master Payne

Magic Consultant

Nash Fung

Magic Consultant

Amara Madeo


Kim Dancy


Kirsten Hager


Kelly Caffey

First Hand

Rachael Smith-Ferri


Maia Durfee


Isabella Harris

Design Associate

Courtney Kessler-Jeffrey


Shelby Rogers

Wig Builder

KD Schill


Fiona Kraus


Special Thanks

Village Theatre, University of Washington Costume Department, Eclipse Hats, Joel Herrera, Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts