Victoria will be in company for the RSC’s Christmas production at Stratford-upon-Avon from 4 December 2018 until 20 January 2019.
A Christmas Carol is a new adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic tale of redemption and compassion.
Writer David Edgar has a rich history with the RSC stretching from Destiny in 1976 through the multi-award-winning adaptation of Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby, to Written on the Heart (2011). The production is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh whose previous productions for the RSC are Alice in Wonderland, 2001 and The Merry Wives of Windsor, 2003. Rachel directed the recent award-winning production of Half A Sixpence in the West End.
Victoria is member of The Watermill Ensemble, which is a 50:50 gender split repertory company based at The Watermill Theatre in Newbury. Each year the ensemble, under the direction of Paul Hart, produce a Shakespeare play. These have included including Twelfth Night, which recently transferred to London’s Wiltons Music Hall and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
”Blunt gives a show-stealing turn as Bottom, balancing daft comic chops with swaggering charisma, careening between egotism and idiocy.” -The Stage on Victoria’s performance in A Midsummer Night’s Dream