Dick­ens for Davis clan

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Life -

Tim/young Scrooge and Saskia (6) as young Fan.

“I have been want­ing to do some­thing with the whole fam­ily be­cause it’s rare for my dad to per­form these days,” Re­becca said.

“We’ve never per­formed be­fore with the grand­par­ents, the grand­chil­dren, Stu­art and I to­gether.”

Re­becca said her chil­dren had stage ex­pe­ri­ence from act­ing in their grand­mother’s Agelink The­atre com­pany and could pos­si­bly fol­low in the fam­ily act­ing foot­steps.

“I keep telling them there are lots of other vo­ca­tions they can do and lots of dif­fer­ent cour­ses they can study at univer­sity,” she said.

“We’ll see where they end up but at this stage Saskia is very arts ori­en­tated and wants to be an ac­tor; Oliver is not so sure.”

A Dick­ens of a Christ­mas is a short­ened ver­sion of the novel and tells the story with live mu­sic by The Gio­vanni Con­sort, the Royal Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety’s Perth Brass En­sem­ble and or­gan­ist Ste­wart Smith.

Re­becca said it was ac­ces­si­ble to all ages and very much a fam­ily show.

“Stu went to Christ Church Gram­mar School from Year 1, so for him it’s a bit like go­ing home too.”

All pro­ceeds from the pro­duc­tion will go to the home­less, through Vol­un­teer­ing WA and the Or­der of St John of Jerusalem Knights Hospi­taller.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d462429

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