Volunteers bring A Colonial Christmas to stage in Claremont

Back: Anthony House & Alinta Carroll. Front: Davilla O'Connor, Jenny Davis and Bernie Davis will perform in A Colonial Christmas
Back: Anthony House & Alinta Carroll. Front: Davilla O'Connor, Jenny Davis and Bernie Davis will perform in A Colonial Christmas

A VOLUNTEER troupe of actors, musicians and technicians will present A Colonial Christmas next month.

The play will take audiences back to the golden years of Australian radio with Christ Church Grammar School in Claremont transformed into a radio studio.

It tells the story of Christmas in 1872 when some convicts working at Government House in Perth are preparing to entertain the Governor with a play based on the then new novel by Charles Dickens that has taken the world by storm.

This year’s performance includes that doyenne of stage, screen and radio Jenny Davis as well as Davilia O’Connor, Greg McNeil and Bernie Davis.

Tony Howes will narrate the play.

Proceeds from the sale of tickets will go to people experiencing homelessness in Perth and Fremantle, through the distribution services of The Order of St John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller.

THE ESSENTIALS

WHAT: A Colonial Christmas

WHEN: Sunday, December 2 at 2pm and 7pm

WHERE: Christ Church Grammar School, Claremont

TICKETS: $25 adults, $20 concessions, visit trybooking.com.au