Folk icon James Taylor is to make his theatre debut next month (Dec11) as Bob Cratchit in a Massachusetts production of CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
Taylor's wife Kim will play Mrs. Cratchit in the Berkshire Theatre Company play and the couple's twins will also be a part of the show, which begins at the Colonial Theatre in Pittfield, Massachusetts on 17 December (11).
Director Eric Hill, who will play Scrooge in the play, tells the Berskhire Eagle that You've Got a Friend singer Taylor makes the perfect Cratchit: "There are a lot of direct parallels between James and Bob Cratchit... Cratchit is a natural, self-effacing character, humble, very unassuming and gentle, trying to find the right path through difficult challenges. James seems to have a natural instinct for such situations."
It won't be Taylor's first acting role - he played The Driver in cult 1971 movie Two-Lane Blacktop.