This new version of Mr Scrooge takes the much-loved Christmas story and turns it into a traditional British pantomime. While staying true to the original story, and using lots of the original Dickens dialogue, the script includes plenty of snappy banter, knockabout humour and slick, modern comedy routines.
The production requires a very large cast with lots of parts for children. It features Mrs Fezziwig as the panto dame and an hilarious double act called McKinley & Maconie – a couple of out of work actors turned charity fundraisers.
There’s a “grape treading” messy slapstick routine with Mr & Mrs Fezziwig during Scrooge’s journey with the Ghost of Christmas Present and the part of Jacob Marley is ideal for a comedian.
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SYNOPSIS OF SCENES
Scene 1 – A snowy London street
Scene 2 .- Mr Scrooge’s counting house
Scene 3 – Mr Scrooge’s bed chamber
Scene 4 – Mr Fezziwig’s house
Scene 5 – A park.
Scene 1 – Scrooge’s living room / Cratchit’s house
Scene 2 – Fred’s house
Scene 3 – A dark street
Scene 4 – A creepy graveyard
Scene 5 – Beelzebub’s Office
Scene 6 – A snowy London street
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Mr Scrooge – A mean old miser
Bob Cratchit – Mr Scrooge’s clerk
Mrs Fezziwig – Our panto dame
Mr Fezziwig – The dame’s husband
McKinley – Actor/ fundraiser
Maconie – Actor/ fundraiser
Fred – Scrooge’s nephew
Jacob Marley – The ghost of Scrooge’s partner
The Ghost of Christmas Past – A kindly spirit.
The Ghost of Christmas Present – A generous spirit.
The Ghost of Christmas Past – A scary spirit.
Beelzebub – Lord of Darkness
Mrs Cratchit – Bob’s wife
Tiny Tim – Cratchit’s frail son
Belinda – Cratchit’s daughter
Rebecca – Cratchit’s daughter
Peter – Cratchit’s son
John – Cratchit’s son
Scrooge as a Boy – Our hero aged 10.
Scrooge as a Young Man – Our hero aged 21.
Plus, a lively chorus of Londoners, party guests, school children, carolers, businessmen and spirits.