It’s a Wonderful Life!

By Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett and Frank Capra. Adapted by Anthony E. Palermo


1st – 11th December 2021.


It’s Christmas, and George Bailey is thinking about ending it all. He has given up his personal dreams in order to help others. The intervention of his guardian angel shows George how he has touched the lives of others and how different life would be for his wife Mary and his community had he not been born.

Caroline Froy is directing this play and she had this to say:

“I’ve been thinking about this one for a while as I love the film; its themes are poignant, and it’s Christmassy (I love the festive season). After some research I found a non musical version and I’m looking forward to presenting it! Did you know that every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings?”

George Bailey – A dreamer (20s-40s)
Mary Hatch Bailey – George’s wife) (20s-40s)
Clarence – Angel, 2nd class (any age, M/F)
Superintendent – Boss of Angels (any age, M/F)
Mr Potter – warped, old financier
Uncle Billy – Absent minded clerk
Ma Bailey – George’s mother
Violet Bick – A flirt
Ernie – Cab driver
Officer Bert – Local policeman
Harry Bailey – George’s younger brother
Dr Campbell – Board President
Tilly – Loan office clerk
Eustace – Loan office clerk
Petey – George’s son (age 9/10)
Zuzu – George’s daughter (age 5-10) plus neighbour, shareholders, bar crowd, pedestrians etc


Tickets are £12 Concessions £10.00 (except Friday and Saturday.) Available from the Chelmsford Civic Theatre box office, by calling 01245 606505 or via the Chelmsford Theatres website. Tickets are also available on the door from 45 minutes prior to the performance. (Cash and card payments accepted.)

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