A CHRISTMAS CAROL
In 1843, Charles Dickens wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’ to draw attention to a divided society in which the rich prospered and the poor, particularly their children, suffered. 175 years later, there are 20 food banks in this wealthy city of ours.
Christmas 2009, City Road Crematorium and Ebenezer Scrooge is the only witness at the funeral of his business partner, Jacob Marley.
Eight years later, on Christmas Eve 2017, Scrooge snaps and snipes as he makes his way past carol singers, drinkers, charity collectors and that irritating homeless man who insists on sitting outside the door of E.S. Payday Loans. Inside, Bob Cratchit is scraping a living on a zero-hours contract.Ebenezer hates Christmas. It has not been a good time for him. Tonight, however, everything will change ...
The audience said……
"An absolute triumph. The cast had such an amazing engagement with each other. Fantastic vibe."
"One of the best things I’ve ever seen in the theatre – I will never forget it"
"This was a production that tackled head on the issues that Dickens would have written about had he lived now. It tackled them honestly and movingly."
"Very funny, very clever and very heart-warming."
Performed at the Library Theatre Sheffield December 2017