Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean old man who doesn’t believe in Christmas. He doesn’t have time for family and friends; he’d rather spend the season alone, counting his money. This is the story of one fateful Christmas Eve, when a ghost and a host of friendly spirits make it their business to show a mean old man what he’s been missing…

Our heart-warming festive treat is a musical fantasy for all the family, silly enough for grown-ups and smart enough for children of all ages.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING

A CHRISTMAS CAROL is now available for licensing, both professionally and for amateur performance. For enquiries, please email Helen Mumby at helen@mlrep.com

LISTEN

(These were recorded live at the Castle Theatre, Wellingborough in December 2015. The cast of actor-musicians consisted of Greg Barnett, Tom Attwood, Rebecca Ridout, Emma Odell, Eamonn Cox, Giovanna Ryan, Adam Hepworth and Bryan Hodgson.)


Cast Size
THE PLAYERS:
EBENEZER SCROOGE - a grump
JACOB MARLEY  - a ghost
BELLE TURNDALE - a saving grace
MADGE CRATCHIT - a matron
BOB CRATCHIT - her husband
FATHER & MOTHER - monsters

THE GHOULIES (aka The Spirits of Christmas):
PAST
PRESENT
FUTURE

THE CHILDREN:
A workforce of little lambs, including Tiny Tim

In the original production, Bob and Father were played by the same actor, likewise Madge and Mother.

Orchestra
Keyboard 1 (MD)
Flute
Clarinet in Bb
Violin doubling French Horn
Upright Bass doubling Cello
Percussion (Orchestral Bell Tree, Glockenspiel, Tubular Bells, Timpani, Suspended Cymbal, Triangle, Siren Whistle)
Ukulele doubling Keyboard 2 (both optional)

Song List
Three Cheers For Christmas
Better On My Own
Underneath The Humbug
First Time Travel
Nothing Comes From Nothing
Second Time Travel
When A Girl Meets A Boy
Mr Bob Cratchit's Healthy-Eating Bran Tub
When A Girl Meets A Boy (Reprise)

Tiny Tim's Tiny Song
A Little Imagination
Third Time Travel
Fourth Time Travel
Underneath The Humbug (Reprise)
Thanks To You
The Grand Finale

 

Photographs from the recent production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Castle, Wellingborough. Directed by Luke Sheppard. Photography by Robert Workman © 2015.

Previous Productions


UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS

The annual Christmas show at The Castle theatre in Wellingborough is one of the joys of the festive season, and this year’s production was no different. In fact, I would go so far as to say that A Christmas Carol was probably the best show I’ve seen there... But regardless of what I think, the best reviews of shows like this come from children, and my two were enthralled, amused and excited by the spectacle that unfolded before them. They loved it, and so did I.
— Neil Pickford, Northants Telegraph