No Bah Humbug For Princethorpe Pupils

Princethorpe College pupils Toby Convey and Tom Lomas, who are both in Year 7, are in final rehearsals for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s seasonal stage show A Christmas Carol which opens on Monday 27 November in Stratford-upon-Avon.

In the production Toby plays Bob Cratchit’s oldest son Peter, along with two other minor parts, and Tom plays his brother, Joe Cratchit, and a Caroller.

There has been no ‘bah humbug’ in the run up to the opening night, as excitement has been building for both boys. Toby Convey says, “Rehearsals have been great, to start with we had to travel to London twice a week and now we are rehearsing daily in Stratford.” Tom added, “I am really enjoying it and can’t wait for the shows to start.”

The production of Charles Dickens’ festive tale of redemption, compassion and charity features a number of well-known stars including Phil Davis (‘Quadrophenia’, ‘Vera Drake’, ‘Poldark’ and ’Riviera’) who takes the lead as Scrooge and Gerard Carey (who has just finished ‘Half a Sixpence’ in the West End) who plays the boys’ father, Bob Cratchit.

The Princethorpe schoolboys have worked together before, they were last seen playing Oliver and the Artful Dodger in their junior school, Crackley Hall’s Summer Spectacular at the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington in June this year. 

Tickets for their performance are still available from