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Actor Brian Cox Stars as Scrooge in ‘A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama’

'A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama'

Friday June 14 2024 • 1:36pm - 1:36pm ET

Kevin Dooley

Gather ’round The Greene Space with the hosts of WQXR and WNYC for our annual reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama.”

The beloved holiday tradition returned with the help of Emmy Award-winning actor Brian Cox, who starred in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. (Listen to him talk with Kristen Meinzer on The Takeaway about how he planned to get into character for the performance.)

Cox was joined on stage by WQXR and WNYC personalities and reporters, including: Naomi LewinTerrance McKnightMidge WoolseyRobert KrulwichBrian LehrerBob Hennelly and Arun Venugopal. Directed by WQXR host Elliott Forrest and adapted by award-winning playwright Arthur Yorinks. Missed the live stage event? Watch the full performance, below.


Scrooge – Brian Cox
Bob Cratchit – David Garland
Child Singer – Leo Balaban
Nephew – Arun Venugopal
Gentleman – Brian Lehrer
Marley – Terrance McKnight
Mrs. Dilber – Naomi Lewin
Christmas Past – Lorraine Mattox
Fezziwig – Rex Doane
Belle – Jenny Lawton
Young Adult Scrooge – Elliott Forrest
Christmas Present – Bob Hennelly
Mrs. Cratchit – Midge Woolsey
Belinda – Kerry Nolan
Martha – Jenny Lawton
Peter Cratchit – Arun Venugopal
Tiny Tim – Leo Balaban
Nephew’s Wife – Kerry Nolan
Businessman 1 – Bob Hennelly
Businessman 2 – Terrance McKnight
Old Joe – Rex Doane
Boy – Leo Balaban

Narrator – Robert Krulwich

Sound Effects performed by Fred Newman (A Prairie Home Companion)

Music Composed and Performed by John Forster

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