Christopher West, who makes regular appearances in character as Charles Dickens at a London Bridge pub, has urged locals to get involved with Southwark Playhouse's Christmas show.
Southwark Playhouse is searching for budding stars from Southwark to take part in their production of A Christmas Carol this winter.
A Christmas Carol will be an exhilarating, innovative production that leads the audience on a journey with Scrooge through the Victorian arches beneath London Bridge Station.
The show will team actors from the local community with a cast of professionals and the Playhouse's artistic director Ellie Jones.
Earlier this month the theatre's patron Andy Serkis launched a fundraising drive to make the production possible.
Southwark Playhouse is looking for community players of all ages to take part in this project.
If you've always wanted to perform in a professional production, this could be your chance.
The auditions and taster day for A Christmas Carol will be held on Saturday 24 October. Book your workshop slot with Charlotte on 020 7407 0234 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Christopher West gives a talk about Charles Dickens on alternate Monday evenings at The Barrow Boy & Banker at London Bridge. He also hosts the 'Twist with Dickens' quiz at the same pub. See www.charlesdickenslondon.com