A Christmas Carol - Musical
Graham Whitlock & Wayne Roberts
A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Adaptation by Graham Whitlock & Wayne Roberts
This magical musical updates Dickens’ festive tale to London today. Scrooge is a greedy banker. His Maida Vale mansion is a world away from inner city neighbours like his cleaner, Roberta, and her ill son Tim. When Scrooge cruelly sacks Roberta on Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his former business partner in S&M Bankers. Three more spirits follow, each transporting Scrooge through his past in the 60s, 70s and 80s, and into his future – but can they change his ruthless ways and save his soul?
With a score of seven original songs by award-winning composer Wayne Roberts, which capture music from past decades together with witty re-workings of classic Christmas carols, this musical has the potential to involve a cast of 8, or over 20 performers.
"Brilliant modernization of the story … catchy tunes that only a Scrooge would not enjoy!" – British Theatre Guide.
Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year…well it is for everyone except the greedy and ruthless city banker Scrooge. He has no time for friends, family or fun. He lives in his Maida Vale mansion, a world away from inner city neighbours like his cleaner, the refugee Roberta, and her ill but brave son, Tim. Not even Scrooge’s conscientious nephew can open Scrooge’s eyes to the hardship that surrounds him. When Scrooge cruelly sacks Roberta on Christmas Eve, he is paid a surprise visit by the ghost of Marley, his former business partner in S&M Bankers. Marley tells Scrooge that he will be called upon by three spirits: a cockney cabbie, a vivacious auntie and a ghostly hoodie. Each takes him on a mysterious and magical journey through his past in the 60s, 70s and 80s, and into the future to reveal the error of his ways. Scrooge must help those around him and, in doing so, save his soul from damnation. But can Scrooge really change in time for Christmas Day and discover the true wonder and meaning of Christmas?
A synopsis, character profiles and sample images can be found alongside the downloadable script at the top of the page.
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